MUCH LIKE our president, we are all about transparency here at SI and SwimDaily. Even though we try to bring you the good, the bad, and the ugly, it often ends up more like "the OMFG, the other worldly and the hot." But I've been in a tug-of-war with the powers that be here, begging them to let me publish some of the strangest images from our archives that never even got close to making it in. Long story short—I won! So I'm really excited to bring you my pet project of the month: a brief glimpse into some of the decision making that goes on here at SI Swimsuit.

* * *




* * *  Credits: Corbis; Blend Images; Stone Collection (2); Photographer's Choice; Vetta Collection (2); American Apparel 2011;