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SI Swimsuit Models Gigi Hadid, Erin Heatherton on the Weirdest Body Part They’ve Found Sand, What It’s Really Like Wearing Body-Painted Bikinis

Supermodel secrets — revealed! 

Being a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model involves more hard work than you think. Gigi Hadid and Erin Heatherton, who are both part of the 2015 issue, dished exclusively to Us Weekly on just how many hours it takes to “put on” a painted bikini (hint: longer than a House of Cards season 3 marathon), their go-to bathing suit style, and off-duty modeling uniform. 

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Hadid, 19, also opened up to Us on how she leans on friend and fellow model Kendall Jenner, and the rise of her sister and model, Bella Hadid.

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Gigi Hadid posed in a leafy green strapless bikini for the Sports Illustrated 2015 issue.

“She just turned 18, and it’s all just happening very quickly,” Hadid said of her younger sis, who just landed a campaign with Botkier. “I’m always there for her when she’s having questions.”

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Watch the video above and pick up the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue on newsstands now! 

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