Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki made the trek to Petit St. Vincent in the Grenadine islands to pose for Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit issue. On February 16, the iconic magazine released the above behind-the-scenes video of Wozniacki, 25, dishing on her newfound experience.
Wozniacki revealed that the entire process of adding her sexy one-piece swimsuit — composed of body ink — took nearly 15 hours to complete and was done over two nights. Prior to seeing the blueprint laid out for her painted-on swimsuit, she expressed how excited she was for the opportunity to pose for the iconic magazine’s annual issue.
After trying the physical version of the swimsuit on, Wozniacki — ranked 19 in the tennis world — stated that she was ready to get started. Shortly after, said that she was “really happy she did it.” Wozniacki admittedly assumed that she’d be able to lay down during the body paint process. However, she realized rather quickly that she’d be standing up for most of its application.
Nonetheless, she remained optimistic throughout its composition. She stated that while she felt “totally naked,” that thought instantly disappeared when she viewed her body-painted self in a mirror.
Wozniacki — who’s accustomed to putting in grueling hours on the court — said that her modeling experience was one like she’d never been a part of before.
“It’s kind of a surreal experience. I have never done anything like this before, so it makes it very special.”
She was confident about how the photos would ultimately turn out, especially since she was donning a work of art in a tropical paradise.
“Knowing what an incredible suit I have on right now, and we are in the most beautiful place here so I am sure the photos are going to be amazing.”
At the end of Sports Illustrated’s behind-the-scenes footage, Caroline expressed her gratitude for the opportunity:
“I love my body paint, and it has been such an unbelievable experience, really.”