It's 4:04 a.m. on Wednesday morning and I'm really regretting my decision to do a daily Launch Week Diary. We just arrived in Miami after a raucous flight from Newark that included the models busting out rap songs on the P.A. system (Rose and Gigi really shined), an impromptu runway walk (Kelly's high step was epic) and other shenanigans better left unsaid. It was a long day—starting at SwimCity, continuing with a red carpet soirée and capped off with a private charter to Miami. Here's a look behind the scenes of Day 2.

SI Swimsuit 2016 Launch: The Lead-Up | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 


Before I arrived at the event, I ran into these walking SwimCity billboards on 18th Street.

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Hannah is interviewed by Entertainment Tonight.

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Rose takes a second for a quick Facetime before the doors opened.

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Gigi and Lily goof around during an autograph signing.

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Sam certainly turned some heads with this outfit.

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New York’s bravest enjoy some quality time with Bo and Rose.

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I had Bo, a native of Serbia, recite lines from the movie Major League. It’s either going to be the best or worst video we’ve ever put out (but nothing in between). 

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The girls work it on the red carpet.

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