At one stage during day twelve of the World Swimsuit shoot in the Maldives, the team looked around at the greens, blues and whites surrounding us and someone said, 'I guess we now know why they call this Paradise'. Indeed, the Paradise Island Resort & Spa revealed itself to us in all its splendor in a day that had just about everything.
The locals warned us that the weather during July is tough to predict, but that there really is no such thing as bad weather! Today the reports were spot on with a breathless morning perfect for shooting built up into a beautifully hot afternoon before the rain clouds built up and delivered a warm afternoon tropical shower to cool things down.
The team were out before sunrise with Gavin Bond shooting Solveig Mork in idyllic conditions. Solveig made so many friends amongst the team last year and it reinforced the feeling of a big happy family having fun and working side by side in the sun.
Solveig and Gavin smashed out winning shot after winning shot, not having to move far along the sand bank and endless beaches to find new backdrops that had to be covered. The selections of swimsuits and this season's styles only added to the colour and beauty of proceedings.
There was little time for anything but work today as we prepared to lose our sunset to the weather gods, and the team stayed fueled and alert courtesy of some tasty products and vital supplements from our sponsors GNC!
We broke for lunch and were thrilled to see Xenia Deli, Bianca Koyabe, Carly Lottering and Jacques Weyers had arrived along with Samantha Hoopes. Tomorrow promises to be an even more exciting day and with good weather planned the team will be out early once to again to take full advantage!
The predicted rains drove us inside and an exhausted, but happy, team headed for an early dinner before heading for bed in anticipation of another huge day tomorrow. Join us again tomorrow for more from the World Swimsuit diaries!
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