On Friday, Sports Illustrated gifted the world with some throwback pics of Chrissy Teigen from her swimsuit model days. The Instagram post included eight juicy bikini shots of Teigen from past Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue shoots.
The post gave Instagram users a behind-the-scenes look at Teigen’s photo shoots as well. The eight photos were arranged into four sets — one test shot of the model trying on the swimsuit in the dressing room and one of the professional shots from the SI shoot.
Sports Illustrated tagged Teigen in the update to let her know they were reminiscing about her time posing for the magazine.
In the first snap in the post, Teigen casually posed in a dressing room while wearing a tiny string bikini. The triangle top had a bright green hue and tied around the neck. The bottoms were bright pink, lying dangerously low on her hips and tying around her hip bones. The model was tanned and glowing even in this unretouched image.
The second photo showed Teigen in the same style swimwear, but this time wearing a pink top with green bottoms as she laughed and posed playfully on a beach. A gold, tiered necklace dangled to the top of her ample cleavage, which peeked out the top of her bikini.
The next photo was another test shot with Teigen posing in the same dressing room. She had her hands on her hips, with one hip cocked out to the side as she wore a barely there, light pink string bikini. The top hardly contained her chest and the bottoms hugged her slim hips.
The second shot in this pair showed Teigen on a beach under the hanging leaves of a tree. Her arms were wrapped around her body, causing her chest to nearly bulge out of her top. She was wearing the same necklace as she was in the first professional photo, and it draped lightly over her chest. Her hair looked wet and is slicked back, revealing a flower tucked behind her ear.
The next snap in the series featured Teigen in front of a white curtain wearing a sequined purple triangle top, and tiny, bright green string tie bottoms. One arm rested by her side while the other was propped on her hip, which was jutting out to support her hand.
The professional image that went with this test photo saw Teigen sitting in the water on the beach. Her hair was blowing in the wind and trailing behind her. Her arms were down by her sides and her hands in the water, and she leaned slightly forward to give the perfect view of her cleavage. She stared straight at the camera and smiled like a serious pro.
Teigen first posed for the Sports Illustrated SwimsuitIssue in 2010. She posed in the swimsuit issue every year after that until 2017.