Olivia Culpo is back modeling bikinis in Sports Illustrated for the third year in a row.
The 27-year-old model posted a series of behind-the-scenes shots from her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition editorial on Sunday, depicting her posing up a storm in a series of barely-there swimsuits.
In the photos and videos she shared on Instagram, Culpo works her angles in an off-the-shoulder, long-sleeve black swimsuit cut open to her ribcage, with just a slim strip of fabric down the center. In another image, she poses in a similar style with a high neckline completely open on the sides and held in place with single buckle at the waist.
“So grateful for another year with my @si_swimsuit family,” the Instagram star wrote in the caption. “Thank you so much for the opportunity. I always become so overwhelmed with gratitude when I think about how I always dreamed of shooting this!!!!!!! Thank you so much @mj_day and also thank you @yutsai88 for not yelling at me all day like you did on model squad. I love you guys!!!!”
Culpo’s new boyfriend, Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, was also impressed with his girlfriend’s hard work, posting a snap of her on set for the shoot to his Instagram Stories and writing, “Proud of you! @oliviaculpo.”
The “Model Squad” star responded to her beau’s tribute by reposting the story and adding, “My eyes are half open here but this made my day @christianmccaffrey.”