Today was an incredibly special day in the Maldives. Not only were weather conditions ideal for shooting, but we got to see how exciting the World Swimsuit project can be with international and South African models and photographers creating magic at the Paradise Island Resort & Spa.
The World Swimsuit team has a long history of spotting talent, both South African and international, that have gone on to reach dizzying heights in modeling. So to see Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Samantha Hoopes and World Swimsuit Model Search winner Carly Lottering in operation only served to highlight what an important publication World Swimsuit is in for brands, photographers, models and styles for the upcoming season.
Samantha Hoopes set a sizzling pace right from sunrise with Gavin Bond really setting up some incredible shots throughout the morning.
Seeing one of the world's premier swimwear models in action in one of the premier resort destinations in the world is incredible, but the following right on her heels stepped up GNC Model Search winner Carly Lottering to shoot with Jacques Weyers and you begin to really get a sense of the magic of World Swimsuit.
Carly Lottering shot in the Paradise Resort Spa and absolutely killed it in very warm conditions. The heat tested the model, photographer and video crew, but they absolutely nailed it in an intensely beautiful shoot.
When you consider these behind the scenes snaps are not cropped or light balanced, you begin to understand the incredible beauty of what is being created here.
Tonight the team are going to let their hair down and celebrate a hard two weeks of work before heading into the final week where we'll see the likes of Candice Boucher, Bianca Koyabe, Xenia Deli and more in action. Stay with us to share in the journey.
World Swimsuit SA is brought to you by GNC.
With thanks to our sponsors: The Body Shop, Soviet Jeans, Bridgestone, Actos Skin Shoes, Bulova, Havaianas, Sun Protect from Clicks, Canon, adidas, Per Aquum Niyama, Bandos Resort, Billabong, Seafolly, Me mi Jewelry, Cadac, Rip Curl, Khongboon Swimwear, RVCA, O'Neill Swimwear, Fox and Roxy