The second leg of the coveted Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit 2016 unveiling made a splash Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 17, as SI invaded sunny Miami for a star-studded line-up, kicking off with “Swim Beach” as Lummus Park played host to the festivities. The two-day fan fair welcomed crowds to the tune of the hundreds, who had a chance to get up close and personal with some of their favorite SI models, including 2016 cover girls Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson, for autograph signings, live performances, and more. Day seamlessly turned into night as the models strutted the red carpet at the swanky 1 Hotel South Beach for a private event, then celebrated the release with a guest-list only concert by Wiz Khalifa at Story nightclub Wednesday night.

More than 20 SI models sashayed down the red carpet, from Gigi Hadid and Lily Aldridge to Chanel Iman and Samantha Hoopes.

Other VIPs spotted in attendance were superstar singer John Legend, doting husband to exotic, and very-pregnant, beauty Chrissy Teigen, actor Ryan Phillippe, Wiz Khalifa, Miami Marlins rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton, Florida Panther Aaron Ekblad, TV personality Peter Miller, actor Omar Benson Miller, and Miami Beach’s own Mayor Philip Levine.

Hailey Clauson Photo Credit: World Red Eye

Day 2 turned up the heat with the final day of the festival topping off with a sexy soirée aboard the SeaFair megayacht. Before we toasted to the highly-anticipated launch, L’Etage had a chance to schmooze with the bevy of beauties for a model face-off as they bared it all…their guilty pleasures, boy toys, and the age-old question: boxers or briefs- swimwear edition of course!

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Quickfire Questions:

Cheat meal confessional: McDonald’s, KFC or Chinese?

Soundtrack to your 2016 thus far: Adele, The Weeknd or Taylor Swift?

Sweat sesh of choice: Spinning, Bootcamp or Yoga?

Man candy: Beard, clean shaven or 5 o’clock shadow?

Dream vacay: India, Paris or St. Barths?

Makeup staple you can’t leave home without: lipstick, mascara or bronzer?

Lastly, we all want to know: high-rise retro, hipster cut or Brazilian?

 

And here’s what they had to say:

Hailey Clauson Photo Credit: WRE

 Hailey Clauson

Cheat meal confessional: Chinese

Soundtrack to your 2016 thus far: The Weeknd

Sweat sesh of choice: Bootcamp

Man candy: Clean-shaven

Dream vacay: India

Makeup staple you can’t leave home without: Mascara

Lastly, we all want to know, beach bumwear of choice: Brazilian

 

 

Ashley Graham Photo Credit: WRE

 Ashley Graham

Cheat meal confessional: Chinese

Soundtrack to your 2016 thus far: The Weeknd

Sweat sesh of choice: Bootcamp

Man candy: Clean-shaven

Dream vacay: St. Barths

Makeup staple you can’t leave home without: Mascara- lashes are beauty!

Lastly, we all want to know, beach bumwear of choice: Brazilian

 

 

Rose Bertram Photo Credit: Sabrina Boasman Rose Bertram

Cheat meal confessional: KFC

Soundtrack to your 2016 thus far: The Weeknd

Sweat sesh of choice: Bootcamp

Man candy: Clean-shaven

Dream vacay: St. Barths

Makeup staple you can’t leave home without: Mascara

Lastly, we all want to know, beach bumwear of choice: Hipster cut

 

Emily DiDonato Photo : World Red Eye

 Emily DiDonato

Cheat meal confessional: None!

Soundtrack to your 2016 thus far: Taylor Swift

Sweat sesh of choice: Spinning

Man candy: 5 o’clock shadow

Dream vacay: St. Barths

Makeup staple you can’t leave home without: Mascara

Lastly, we all want to know, beach bumwear of choice: Hipster cut

 

 

Hannah Davis Photo Credit: World Red Eye

 Hannah Davis

Cheat meal confessional: Chick-fil-A- you know, a spicy chicken and milkshake!

Soundtrack to your 2016 thus far: Adele

Sweat sesh of choice: Spinning

Man Candy: Clean-shaven

Dream vacay: St. Barths

Makeup staple you can’t leave home without: Bronzer

Lastly, we all want to know, beach bumwear of choice: Brazilian- if I’m not around my parents!

 

Nina Agdal photo: WRE

 Nina Agdal

Cheat meal confessional: McDonald’s

Soundtrack to your 2016 thus far: The Weeknd

Sweat sesh of choice: Bootcamp, yoga, and spinning

Man candy: Clean-shaven

Dream vacay: St. Barths- duh!

Makeup staple you can’t leave home without: Bronzer

Lastly, we all want to know, beach bumwear of choice: Brazilian

 

 

Tanya Mityushina Photo credit: WRE

Tanya Mityushina

Cheat meal confessional: Chinese

Soundtrack to your 2016 thus far: The Weeknd

Sweat sesh of choice: Bootcamp

Man Candy: Clean-shaven

Dream vacay: St. Barths

Makeup staple you can’t leave home without: Bronzer

Lastly, we all want to know, beach bumwear of choice: High-rise retro

 

 

Bo Krsmanovic Photo Credit: WRE

 Bo Krsmanovic

Cheat meal confessional: McDonald’s

Soundtrack to your 2016 thus far: The Weeknd

Sweat sesh of choice: Yoga

Man candy: Beard

Dream vacay: India

Makeup staple you can’t leave home without: Lipliner as lipstick

Lastly, we all want to know, beach bumwear of choice: Brazilian

 

 

Sophia Resing _ Photo Credit : Sabrina Boasman Sophia Resing

Cheat meal confessional: McDonald’s

Soundtrack to your 2016 thus far: The Weeknd

Sweat sesh of choice: Bootcamp

Man candy: 5 o’clock shadow

Dream vacay: India

Makeup staple you can’t leave home without: Concealer!

Lastly, we all want to know, beach bumwear of choice: Brazilian

 

 

Hannah Ferguson Photo Credit: WRE

 Hannah Ferguson

Cheat meal confessional: Chinese

Soundtrack to your 2016 thus far: The Weeknd

Sweat sesh of choice: Yoga

Man candy: Clean-shaven

Dream vacay: St. Barths

Makeup staple you can’t leave home without: Mascara- my lashes are blonde!

Lastly, we all want to know, beach bumwear of choice: Brazilian

 

 

Samantha Hoopes Photo Credit: WRE

Samantha Hoopes

Cheat meal confessional: McDonald’s

Soundtrack to your 2016 thus far: The Weeknd

Sweat sesh of choice: Yoga

Man candy: Clean-shaven

Dream vacay: India

Makeup staple you can’t leave home without: Bronzer

Lastly, we all want to know, beach bumwear of choice: Brazilian

 

Photo Credit: World Red Eye

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