SI Swimsuit is in Houston to promote the launch of the 2017 issue. The week got off to a strong start (read the Diary from Day 1) and everyone was looking forward to partying in Texas. We left NYC at 11 p.m. Thursday night and took a private plane to Houston, where we arrived around 3 a.m. But who needs sleep? SI Swimsuit launch only comes around once a year and there's plenty of time to rest on Sunday. 

Autograph time! Nina and Kelly are ready.

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So is Ashley.

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Nina felt bad for Ashley and her table of one, so she came over to join her.

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Yup, more autographs, this time Hailey and Kate.

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Meanwhile Myla was outside cooking up a storm at a Mexican food truck.

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Robyn takes over the grill.

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I wish all chefs looked like Mia Kang.

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Yes Kate, you look amazing this year.

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This is what happens when you spend too much time signing autographs.

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BONUS: See more photos from Day 2 in Houston!