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

01 of 08

Fueling Up

Lais Ribeiro BTS gallery from her Sports Illustrated Swim photoshoot
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Back on set with my Sports Illustrated Swimsuit family for the 2021 issue!

02 of 08

Ready to Go

Lais Ribeiro BTS gallery from her Sports Illustrated Swim photoshoot
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On to the next shot. I had an entire van to myself because of COVID-19 restrictions.

03 of 08

The Cutest Costar

Lais Ribeiro BTS gallery from her Sports Illustrated Swim photoshoot
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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...

Lais Ribeiro BTS gallery from her Sports Illustrated Swim photoshoot
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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

Lais Ribeiro BTS gallery from her Sports Illustrated Swim photoshoot
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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

Lais Ribeiro BTS gallery from her Sports Illustrated Swim photoshoot
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More suits! More fittings!

07 of 08

On-Set Social Distancing

Lais Ribeiro BTS gallery from her Sports Illustrated Swim photoshoot
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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!

Lais Ribeiro BTS gallery from her Sports Illustrated Swim photoshoot
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That's a wrap, people.com! Can't wait for you to see the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue on July 20th!

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