After two weeks of hard work, the World Swimsuit team got the morning off to rest and recuperate before a burst of energy saw some inspiring images and video taken in the afternoon.
Jacques Weyers and Bianca Koyabe and the team started off Bianca's shoot in one of the signature water villas at Paradise Island Resort, the decks end and the aqua blue waters stretch out as far as the eye can see in dramatic fashion.
2014 GNC Model Search winner Bianca Koyabe worked with Jacques Weyers in the Seychelles last year and it was special to see them rekindle their fantastic working relationship to shoot an array of breathtaking shots.
Bianca is equally comfortable shooting stills or video and her interviews and work with the video team over the afternoon promises much when the TV special airs on Supersport around the launch of the magazine. Her shoot in the elegant white bikini of headline sponsors GNC really caught the eye with the white and the blue really accentuating Bianca's radiant beauty.
Jacques wrapped up Bianca's shoot at some other beautiful locations in and around the resort as the sun dipped into the Indian Ocean and with Gavin Bond wrapping up his shooting with a final selection of shots with Samantha Hoopes, an exhausted team headed for bed early amazed at how much can be achieved - even on a rest day!
Sadly it was time to say goodbye to Solveig Mork and Samantha Hoopes who jetted out of the Maldives this evening. The pair made a lot of friends and admirers in the Maldives, and shot some superb images and videos. We all can't wait to see the final product!
There wasn't too much time for reflection with South African superstar Candice Boucher into the action tomorrow morning. There are some really exciting activities and shots planned in what promises to be another memorable day.
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