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Anne de Paula

The 21-year-old Brazilian model looked flawless in a skimpy psychedelic suit in Sports Illustrated’s recent Swimsuit Issue… That is until you realize that it wasn’t a suit, just bodypaint!

14 times Swimsuit Issue cover stars didn't wear swimsuits at all

(All images: Sports illustrated)

Sports illustrated model Anne de Paula is making waves in the magazine’s Swimsuit Issue.

The 21-year-old Brazilian, who was announced as the winner of the magazine’s Model Search competition, posed for the pages in nothing but paint!

Despite feeling naked at first, de Paula described the naturist experience as being “very comfortable.”

She wasn’t the only one to get the body paint treatment, though. Plus size model Hunter McGrady also rocked a colourful “one-piece suit” in this year’s issue, making her the curviest model to ever feature in the magazine’s pages

Click through the gallery above for more times when models have eschewed swimsuits for something a little… different. Don’t forget to let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA.