CASTING CALLS for Swimsuit 2015 are in full swing and we are bringing you a sneak peek at some of this year's Swimsuit hopefuls. Who do you think will make it in?
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SAMANTHA GRADOVILLE, who missed the 80s by a matter of hours, having come into this world on January 1, 1990, bucks the trend of the stereotypical corn-husking Nebraskan. Her mother put her in modeling classes to combat her shyness, and the rest was Midwestern history. The gorgeous 24-year-old with the wide eyes and wider smile jumped full on into the modeling world, walking in hundreds of fashion shows and snagging Brazilian male model Marlon Teixiera. I don't know who is luckier.
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Name: Samantha Gradoville
But my family and friends call me: Sam
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Current city: NYC
Years modeling: 8
You may know me from my work with: French and Italian Vogue, Calvin Klein Underwear, Emporio Armani Underwear, La Perla
When I travel I always bring my: swimsuit—you never know when you'll need one!
The most expensive thing in my closet is my: shoe collection
The craziest thing I've had to do on a shoot is: I once spent two days shooting with elephants in a jungle in Thailand; that was crazy!
I am best known for my: eyes and smile
When I was younger I was: nerdy. I studied a lot.
I feel sexiest when: wearing high heels
My pet is an: English Springer named Keely
My friends think I spend too much time: getting ready
My biggest fear is: missing moments
The book everyone should read is: Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss
If I started a charity it would be to: help endangered animals
I am: a morning person / not a morning person
I am an: amazing cook / O.K. cook / awful cook
The best dish I make is: enchiladas
My favorite foods are: sweet / savory
I am: single / in a relationship / it's complicated / I'll never tell!
I am: spontaneous / a planner
My favorite musical guilty pleasure is: always Britney
My very first screen name was: Vballchik or something dorky like that
My personal style can be summed up as:
- Leather jacket and motorcycle boots
- T-shirt, jeans and Converse
- Chanel sunglasses and Louboutins
- Maxi dress and sandals
The three things on my bucket list are:
- Become a certified scuba diver
- See the Pyramids
- Swim with dolphins
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SAM IN PICTURES:
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SAM ONLINE: Twitter • Instagram • IMG portfolio
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