[WATCH] Sunny Malta stages a backdrop for Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot
Kelly Rohrbach, Kate Bock, Tanya Mityushina, Robyn Lawler and the beautiful Samantha Hoopes share their views about Malta and photoshoot experiences in a sultry behind-the-scenes video.
“When you have hair and you have to model in the wind, it can get really challenging” says Kelly Rohrbach combating the windy but sunny Maltese autumn weather. The models worked vigorously against the breezy conditions but succeeded in the colossal task of keeping their petit tops on and their flawlessly styled hair out of their eyes.
Maltese postcard locations: Valletta, Mdina, Birgu, Marsaxlokk, World War II shelters and - of course - the Azure Window in Gozo were pinned as backdrops for the provocative photoshoot. At the Azure Window, the behind-the scenes-video features “revealing” insights into the shoot. Models reassure viewers that although they posed in: “Little quaint places, the pictures are so incredible… so much art goes into it.”
Towards the end of the video Kate Brock sums up her experience “Here we’ve had beautiful, sun (sunny?), warm weather - happy to jump in the ocean”. Three out of four correct. Sorry Kate but there is no ocean here - only our clear blue seas.
Sports illustrated Swimsuit Issue is an annual magazine, published by American Sports Illustrated. The cover features models - all women throughout history - wearing swimsuits in exotic locations.