HOW DO we know you'll love this week's installment of Throwback Thursday? For one, Costa Rica-born model Jessica Perez was handpicked by our readers in 2011 to appear in the following year's issue. That's right. SI Swimsuit does democracy. So here's a little something from her rookie shoot in 2012 in Panama, plus a gallery in which we've thrown in a few extras from the swimsuit-y things she's been up to since. 

GALLERY: Jess, then and now (FULL SIZE)


VIDEO: Something in the way she moves

Swim Daily, TBT Jessica Perez
Swim Daily throws it back to Jessica Perez's SI Swimsuit 2012 shoot in Panama.