People.com Lifestyle Style See Inside Model Lais Ribeiro's 2021 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit' Photoshoot The Brazilian supermodel, 30, takes PEOPLE behind-the-scenes of her sexy SI Swim shoot, photographed by Anne Menke in Sacramento, California By People Staff Published on March 11, 2021 04:13 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 08 Fueling Up Courtesy Lais Ribeiro Back on set with my Sports Illustrated Swimsuit family for the 2021 issue! 02 of 08 Ready to Go Courtesy Lais Ribeiro On to the next shot. I had an entire van to myself because of COVID-19 restrictions. 03 of 08 The Cutest Costar Courtesy Lais Ribeiro This year I got to shoot with a guy! Meet my amazing costar, Dave. It was an incredible experience shooting with such a beautiful animal. 04 of 08 Decisions, Decisions... Courtesy Lais Ribeiro Fitting Polaroids! We take photos in each suit for the team to decide which ones make the final cut. I tried on about 25 suits. 05 of 08 Press Day Glam Courtesy Lais Ribeiro Hair and makeup time for interviews! Interview days are always fun. I got to talk all things work, family, women empowerment and what it means to be #StrongLikeAWoman for an Instagram challenge SI Swimsuit is doing for International Women's Day. 06 of 08 Pre-Shoot Prep Courtesy Lais Ribeiro More suits! More fittings! 07 of 08 On-Set Social Distancing Courtesy Lais Ribeiro We shot in Sacramento, California, and stayed at the Hard Rock Sacramento which was great. We were surrounded by such beauty! 08 of 08 Stay Tuned! Courtesy Lais Ribeiro That's a wrap, people.com! Can't wait for you to see the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue on July 20th!