As you all very well know, last week marked the official launch of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue featuring nearly a dozen of our favorite bikini-clad beauties. Following the glossy’s NYC launch party on Tuesday, the gorgeous girls headed off to Las Vegas for a weekend of press events, TV interviews and of course, parties galore! With the issue marking the 50th anniversary of the SI Swimsuit franchise, we just knew this year’s Vegas launch party was going to be one for the books. Looking to get in on the celebration, we teamed up with SI beauty Jessica Pérez to give us a behind-the-scenes look at one of the sexiest events of the year! From prepping with her makeup artist, to snapping ‘selfies’ with her fellow SI girls, Jessica is sharing all of her exclusive photos today, and giving us a taste of the top model lifestyle. Take a look at the highly-anticipated 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Vegas launch party through Jessica’s eyes in the model’s personal photo diary below!
Makeup artist Dominique Samuel gets me camera ready for my FOX5/KVVU interview with Jessica Gomes!
All glamed up! Jess and I pose at the FOX5 station before the interview
I took over @SI_Swimsuit’s Twitter feed to give love advice on Valentine’s Day! (You can still write me questions at SIswimdaily@gmail.com)
I decided I wanted to do an updo for the party. My hair stylist Dominick Puccirello did an excellent job giving me a modern look. Since I had Dominique doing my hair and makeup, we got nicked “the Double D’s!”
I had to sneak in a meal before heading out. It looks like I’m eating really healthy, but that’s only because I had a chicken finger in my mouth when this picture was taken.
We arrived at Caesar’s palace for the “Live from the Projection Red Carpet” event. Here I am with my SI girls Cintia Dicker, Adaora Akubilo and Ariel Meredith.
A video of our photo shoots from all seven continents was displayed on the entire side of the Mammoth Hotel!
We returned to the Cosmopolitan to walk the red carpet!
Guillermo from “Jimmy Kimmel Live” showed up ‘swimsuit ready!’ I think I was telling him here, “personally, if I were you, I’d be wearing pants.”
Group huddle with Adaora Akubilo, Genevieve Morton and Natasha Barnard.
Inside the party at Marquee nightclub! Here I am with Adaora Akubilo and my best friend Sari Gonzalez.
Sometimes after a long day, you just need to collapse!