By Rebecca Shore
May 06, 2014

CASTING CALLS for Swimsuit 2015 are in full swing (but don't be surprised—so is our shooting season). Over the next several months we will be bringing you a sneak peek at some of this year's Swimsuit hopefuls. Who do you think will make it in?

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THE FIRST thing that occurred to me when I came upon our latest Swimsuit hopeful: WHO DOES YOUR EYEBROWS? (Apologies to my mostly male audience. I know that's hardly titilating commentary when we're dealing with such a Brazilian hottie. But this 22 year old New York transplant is so much more: legs for days, transfixing wide-set eyes, abs of steel. I really should be asking her, who does your everything? Alas, some people are just blessed!

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Name: Daniela Braga

But my friends and family call me: Dany

Age: 22

Hometown: São Paolo, Brazil

Current city: NYC

Years modeling: 3

You may know me from my work with: Givenchy show, Brazilian ELLE

When I travel I always bring my: English grammar [book] because I have to study, haha

The most expensive thing in my closet are my: Chanel and Givenchy bags and I use them: all the time / not nearly enough

The craziest thing I've had to do on a shoot is: funny face, skull make-up, boobs out [Ed note: I didn't get to ask her about this one, but, uh, color me intrigued.]

I am best known for my: eyes

When I was younger I was: nerdy

I feel sexiest when: I am on a beach in a Brazilian bikini

My friends think I spend too much time doing: FACEBOOK

My biggest fear is: DOGS :(

The celebrity I'd do a kissing scene with is: George Clooney <3

The book everyone should read is: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

The movie everyone should see is: Breakfast at Tiffany's

If I started a charity it would be to: open a foundation for children

The three items on my bucket list are:

  1. Skydive
  2. Ride in a hot air balloon
  3. Cut off all my hair

I am: a morning person / not a morning person

My favorite foods are: sweet / savory

I am an: amazing cook / O.K. cook / awful cook

The best thing I make is: rice, chicken, salad and beans

I am: single / in a relationship / it's complicated / I'll never tell!

I am: spontaneous / a planner

My personal style can be described as:

  1. Leather jacket and motorcycle boots
  2. T-shirt, jeans and Converse
  3. Chanel sunglasses and Louboutin heels
  4. Maxi dress and sandals
  5. Other: "Leather jacket, heels, jeans"

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DANIELA ONLINE:  Twitter • Instagram • Next Models portfolio • Daniela video

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PREVIOUS SWIMSUIT 2015 CASTING CALLS:  Stephanie Bertram Rose  •  Emma Stern Nielsen  •  Casie Chegwidden  •  Ana Carolina Jorge • Terese Pagh • Gabrielle Kagay • Hailey Clauson • Megan Willams • Rachel Marie Thomas • Stephanie Shiu • Jasmine Sanders • Ashley Smith

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