In this video from last year's shoot in Guilin, China you can get a glimpse into how Derek makes his magic, even if step one is "Hire Jessica Gomes."
Swim Daily, Jessica Gomes Up-Close
Get Up-close with SI Swimsuit super model Jessica Gomes during her SI Swimsuit 2013 shoot in China.
GALLERY: Jess takes China
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