The 30-year-old America’s Next Top Model judge, who had graced the cover of SI Swim‘s 2016 issue and has appeared in the magazine two other times, made sure to keep the beachside set of her Josie Clough-shot shoot lighthearted — even getting into a twerk-off with the magazine’s senior editor Darcie Baum while wearing a red thong bikini.
‘Twerk it. Twerk it real good,” SI captioned a video of the behind-the-scenes moment shared to Instagram on Wednesday. “@theashleygraham owned this twerk-off battle at the beach!”
The clip is one of a few videos SI has shared from the photo shoot, which took place on the tropical island of Nevis.
“We have a lot of fun on set. We work hard, but we play even harder,” Graham said in one video. “There was a couple of twerk-offs because Darcie knows how to twerk. I was in a thong more than once, so I had to let them know what I was packing.”
Graham also ran around topless at one point during the shoot, using the hand bra (like Gigi Hadid and Heidi Klum before her) to keep her modesty as she modeled some cute bikini bottoms.
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Meanwhile, Graham will likely have to answer to her family about her twerking. The Grahams have been known for getting in to group chats over some of her more personal moments.
On Wednesday, Graham even posted a photo of a text conversation between her husband Justin Ervin, sister and mother — the trio discussing the status of her pubic hair (or lack thereof).
“Gotta love the family group text,” Graham joked.