SI Swimsuit star Daniella Sarahyba double-dipped in 2005, her debut year with the magazine, when she participated in a fun and unique bodypainting feature in a New York Studio and a beachside photoshoot with Walter Chin in Croatia.
The Brazil native was photographed eight times over her six consecutive years with the magazine, and traveled to Cat Island, Bahamas, Bahia, Brazil, the Cayman Islands, Naples, Italy, and most recently, in 2010, the Atacama Desert in Chile.
The Rio De Janeiro-born model first entered the industry at the age of 12 and has walked the runway or done catalogue work for major brands including Gap, Versace, Calzedonia, Maidenform, H&M, Spiegel and Benetton.
The 39-year-old married businessman Wolff Klabin in 2007, and they now share two young daughters.
“My mom was a model, so I always knew I wanted [to be one]. If you took a picture of me when I was 5, I would be like... posing. I always watched my mother do this and I wanted to be like her,” Sarahyba said while on location in Italy with Riccardo Tinelli in 2009. “When I was 13, I had my first international [modeling] trip. I was so happy to be there. I think the best gift is [to keep coming back] to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. I think sexy is just being natural. You don’t have to provoke anything, don’t have to force anything. You just have to be yourself, the way you are.”
Below are five of our favorite photos from Sarahyba’s 2008 photoshoot with Walter Iooss Jr. in the Cayman Islands.