SI Swimsuit 2017 casting calls are underway and we can't get over all the beautiful babes coming through our office. 

As we sift through hundreds of gorgeous ladies to fill out our next rookie class, we're hoping you'll follow along! When we meet SI Swimsuit hopefuls, you will, too. So what are you waiting for? 

Next up is Valentina Zelyaeva. The Russian native was discovered while walking down the street at age 16 and started full-time modeling two years later. And though she loves the big city, Valentina describes herself as a "forest girl" and is happiest outdoors away from all the commotion. 

Get to know more about Valentina in the video above, and be sure to keep coming back to Swim Daily for more 2017 SI Swimsuit Casting Calls!

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BONUS: See some of Valentina's career highlights below!