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Model of the Week: Jessica Gomes

Bar Refaeli got most of the praise for being the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl, but there were a handful of other women who equally burned up the pages. I got the chance to chat with them all, including Jessica Gomes, a part-Singaporean, part-Portuguese exotic model who was born in Australia. You may recognize the 24-year-old from DKNY, Urban Outfitters, Adidas, and Old Navy ads. She also made appearances on Project Runway and has her own Korean TV show titled My Name Is Jessica Gomes. Here's what she had to say about bikinis, her personal style, and the world of modeling.

What are three words that describe your personal style?

Chic, sexy, and comfortable.

What is your favorite bikini style and how many swimsuits do you own?

I can't count, I have a box-full at home. I love James Bond-inspired swimsuits that are fashionable and give a statement.

Who are your favorite designers?

YSL, Balmain, Goyard, Chanel, Zimmermann, Camilla, Anna & Boy, and Josh Goot from Australia.

To hear more from Jessica and to see stunning photos,

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What is one destination you still need a stamp for on your passport?

India

What is the best and worst thing about modeling?

Working with amazing talented and creative geniuses. The worst thing is having to travel long hours and jet lag.

What was the coolest thing about being in Sports Illustrated?

Being able to fly to the most amazing landscapes and working with such a fun and inspiring team. Also being the sexiest woman I can be, and making men dream about you and women want to be you.


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pequeña pequeña 7 years
I don't see what's so special about her, she doesn't look very pretty to me. It's nice though that she's not the typical caucasian, stick thin model. I agree with steaknegg salad, she's "exotic" because she's not white?
steaknegg-salad steaknegg-salad 7 years
When will we move away from using the word "exotic" to describe a model who isn't white?
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I thought so too Pepper.
Pepper Pepper 7 years
She looks a little like an exotic version of Camilla Belle.
emalove emalove 7 years
Very pretty, but I agree about her lame comment, BunnyOhare.
dancinlaughin01 dancinlaughin01 7 years
i have to admit i am a bit jealous of this woman, she is gorgeous. haha
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 7 years
She's pretty but I agree - what a weird comment.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
what's a james bond swimsuit?
incheto incheto 7 years
well, she is exotic, and her body is hot-she isn't skinny, that's good :)
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
Nice interview :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
well she's a model and that's her world -what do you expect? i like her look though - it's always so nice to see a great mix like hers.
bunnyOhare bunnyOhare 7 years
"making men dream about you and women want to be you." Oh Puh-leeze. That comment is shallow and disturbing on so many levels....
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