"HOLY S***. Wow. That's a pretty good stack," Jessica Gomes Australian supermodel says as we take in the heft of seven SI Swimsuit Issues fanned out on the conference room table.
It's not easy for Jessica to pick a favorite from the seven shoots she did from 2008 to 2014. As she slowly turns the pages of each issue, she makes a case for each new location.
"My favorite shoot really was for 2014 in Madagascar because I loved the location," she says. "Maybe it's because I’m more mature and in a really good place in my life and that comes out in the photos more, but I just feel like the photos are super positive, I really feel secure with myself and I think they're some of my best."
We page through her other shoots: Tenerife ('09), Portugal ('10), Peter Island ('11), Australia ('12) Then she picks up the 2008 issue, her first, with Marisa Miller on the cover. "This one, the shoot I did as a rookie at the Dead Sea was definitely one of my favorites." She stops on one striking shot.
"And this," she says, "is one of my favorite shots of all time. I actually have it framed in my house. The mud, the wet hair. It's so raw and organic."