Brooks Nader was named Sports Illustrated Swimsuit's newest rookie model in July.
The Baton Rouge, La., native was "hand-picked" during a model search conducted by the iconic magazine and now she's shooting her campaign in Bali.
"I am here on my rookie shoot. I can't believe I am saying that!" she told the camera before calling over celebrity photographer Yu Tsai.
"I have to give him props because he was part of my casting process at open call in Miami," Nader explained. "And now we're here in Bali."
The new modeling star flew business class during the long-haul flight to Hong Kong and then Bali.
According to the outlet, Brooks attended an open casting call in Miami last year and made it to the final six out of over 10,000 Instagram and in-person applicants. The final six women then traveled to Paradise Island, in the Bahamas, in February to shoot with Yu Tsai for a spread in the 2019 issue. (Sat 2)
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