Happy 4th of July to all Americans from Samantha Hoopes and the World Swimsuit team on day 16 of our Maldives adventure!
We're into our last week of our shoot and things always get a little crazy in the home stretch as all the crucial little bits and pieces get ticked off ahead of our departure. That meant an early start again with the team ready and in position to shoot Candice Boucher as the sun rose out of the Indian Ocean before 6am!
This behind the scenes shot of Candice shooting for Jacques Weyers in an incredibly sexy Sea Folly bikini gives you an idea of the magic the team created while the rest of the resort were still fast asleep.
Our GNC Model Search winners from 2014 and 2015, Bianca Koyabe and Carly Lottering, have struck up an incredible friendship and working with the two of them on social media and video content was a delight. Here the pair work together on a cheeky Bridgestone video that we can't wait to see up on their YouTube channel!
The team got a few minutes off around lunch time when the sun was at its highest and some of them decided to take advantage by heading into the sea at the Paradise Island Resort water villas to get up close and personal with the tropical fish. The water in the Maldives is so clear that snorkelling is an absolute treat and is highly recommended! Goofy pictures wearing your goggles are optional.
After that short break, it was back to business with Xenia Deli, Bianca Koyabe and Carly Lottering joining forces to help create this dazzling shot for long time World Swimsuit sponsors and the world's favourite rubber flip flops - Havaianas.
Carly and Bianca worked right through until sunset creating some magic moments for their World Swimsuit TV special slots. The team were then treated to dinner in the Paradise Island Resort restaurant that sits on stilts out in the sea. With stunning lights highlighting the fish swimming below and a feast of international foods and flavours, we capped off a hard day before falling into bed exhausted!
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