Jessica Gomes Appears for the fifth time as a 2012 Sports Illustrated Goddess Photographed in Australia

| 14 February , 2012 | Reply

Today it was revealed that Kate Upton was the 2012 Sports Illustrated Cover model and here’s our first look at our very own Jessica Gomes in her fifth Sports Illustrated swimsuit photoshoot.  Photographed by Walter Iooss Jr against the backdrop of Australia, Jessica shows why she deserves to continue to be included in the Sports Illustrated hit list, now we just need to get her onto the cover next year!

Not only was Jessica photographed here in Australia for the famed Sports Illustrated 2012 photoshoot, so was Kate Upton, Crystal Renn and Adoara … how did we miss this?  The 17 SI swimsuit models all travelled around the world visiting the Natural Wonders of Australia, Zambia, Seychelles and Panama, with a special shoot in Apalachicola, Florida.  Ironically Kate Upton is from Melbourne, Florida and her cover shot is against the backdrop of “Sydney”!  Kate joins an elite group of models who’ve made the cover including; Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Heidi Klum, Elle MacPherson, Tyra Banks and Brooklyn Decker.

Also returning to Swimsuit are Cintia Dicker (4 appearances), Izabel Goulart (2), Julie Henderson (6), Ariel Meredith (2), Alyssa Miller (2), Genevieve Morton (3), Chrissy Teigen (3) and Anne V (8). The six 2012 Rookies are Adaora, Nina Agdal, Kirby Griffin, Crystal Renn, Michelle Vawer and Jessica Perez, winner of the 2011 Rookie Model Search. The issue also features a first-ever pairing of two SI Swimsuit traditions — bodypainted athletes. U.S. Soccer star Alex Morgan, the LPGA\’s Natalie Gulbis and U.S. swimmer and 11-time US Olympic medal winner Natalie Coughlin\’s bodies were the canvases for athletically inspired suits.

Check out Jess’ behind the scenes video:

There’s plenty more videos to see at the Sports Illustrated website.

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