It’s safe to say that Anne V is having a moment. After steaming up the pages of Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit issue seven years in a row, she’s nabbed fashion campaigns alongside Gabriel Aubry and actor-turned-designer, Kellan Lutz.
And though she’s professionally good looking, the 25-year-old model still wrestles with bouts of insecurity. “There is a certain weight I feel comfortable in,” she tells PEOPLE. “The thing is, with Sports Illustrated, they want the whole voluptuous, soft body. Sometimes I’m not comfortable with that.” Her remedy? A spray tan, last minute toning and a healthy dose of confidence. “You can be the most beautiful girl in the world,” she says, “but without confidence, no one will notice you.”
That self-assuredness came into play while posing alongside Lutz in the racy Abbot + Main by Dylan George ad campaign. “Our shoot was a little sexual,” she admits, relying on her actor’s instinct to convey the mood. “It’s great working with an actor, because the theme of the shoot was what it was,” she says. “He put his whole heart in it.”
So how does boyfriend, Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, feel about her on-camera trysts? “He knew what he signed up for,” she laughs before adding, “He has a million girls drooling over him.”