What a week. Over the course of four days and two states, SI Swimsuit models have been hard at work promoting this year's issue. But now it's Friday morning and launch week is over. I know, it's sad. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the fourth and final day of launch week. Enjoy.
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The day began with a video shoot at Peter Nappi, home of the best leather products in Nashville. We brought Jessica Gomes, Samantha Hoopes and Hannah Ferguson along for the ride. They had a blast.
Did I mention the models all received gift bags full of local Nashville products?
After Peter Nappi, we headed back to the Swimville Tent, where Chanel Iman and Rose Bertram were locked in an intense conversation.
Erin Heatherton signs the SI Swimsuit wall.
One of the goals of this year's Swimsuit Launch Week is to give the public more access to the models. Here's Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk, Hannah Ferguson, Genevieve Morton, Solveig, Emily DiDonato, Kate Bock and Sara Sampaio greeting fans and signing autographs.
The busiest girl this week has been cover model Hannah Davis. Good to see she hasn't lost her sense of humor.
Chanel Iman chats with a fan at the Schick station.
Chrissy Teigen meets a fan as an angry-looking security guard looks on.
Genevieve quizzes fans on their country music knowledge. We shot a great video of Genevieve at the Country Music Hall of Fame. It'll be out on SwimDaily soon.
Hannah and Solveig strike a pose.
Gigi is interviewed by PeopleNow.
The crew of 120Sports spends a few minutes with Samantha.
Sara poses with Swimsuit editor MJ Day.
After a couple laps around the tent, I needed something to eat. This made me happy.
Only the fanciest water for SI Swimsuit models.
After a good lunch and a better nap, I headed to the lobby where the models convened before heading to Acme Feed & Seed for A Taste of Music City. Someone decided to take a group shot, which I broke down in stages.
Jessica and Kate pose for one last photo before heading out.
Rose enjoys some alone-time before the festivities begin.
Ariel Meredith, who may be the nicest person alive, poses in the lobby before heading out. Did you think a little pregnancy was going to slow her down?
Acme Feed & Seed was my favorite spot in our tour of Nashville. For the event, 14 of Nashville's top chefs set up stations and served their signature dish. Nina Agdal, however, was all about the shuffleboard table.
John Legend was on hand as well, sandwiched between wife Chrissy and Irina.
Lily and Gigi strike a pose.
At 11 p.m., we headed to the after-party at The Stage, which describes itself as a "honky-tonk featuring live country bands and a dance floor." Things were a little blurry at this point (it was a really long week) but I was really impressed with the Martin McDaniel Band who played everything from Tom Petty to Imagine Dragons. I shot some expert video of their performance.
Speaking of expert video, check out Use Somebody from Wednesday's Kings of Leon concert.
After a couple hours at The Stage, it was time to head home. I hailed a cab for the 10-minute ride back to the hotel and reflected on the last four days. It was a great four days (I mean, have you seen my Instagram?) and I was sad to see it end. After returning to my hotel room, I crawled into bed and reflected on the week. I'll let Boyz II Men handle it from here. Don't forget to visit SwimDaily for all your SI Swimsuit needs. See you at the 2016 launch!