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SI Swimsuit 2015 Casting Call: Samantha Gradoville

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

Age: 24

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 timegetting 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: 

  1. Leather jacket and motorcycle boots
  2. T-shirt, jeans and Converse
  3. Chanel sunglasses and Louboutins
  4. Maxi dress and sandals
  5. Other

The three things on my bucket list are:

  1. Become a certified scuba diver
  2. See the Pyramids
  3. Swim with dolphins

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SAM IN PICTURES:

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SAM ONLINE:  Twitter Instagram • IMG portfolio

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SAM FLIPAGRAM'D:

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