“Sports Illustrated is a big deal in the modeling world,” Gomes said. “Not only do you get the opportunity to travel to some of the most extraordinary places with some of the most talented creatives in the world but it teaches you to be comfortable in my own skin. Becoming a SI model for a swim girl is like getting a Vogue cover in the fashion world. Only a very selected group of girls get this sort of opportunity. An opportunity that can and will open a lot of doors not to mention make you an American household name!”
The story was accompanied by a scintillating photo spread, shot by Ezra Patchett, that was shot on the shores of LA’s Iconic Point Dume beach just north of Malibu.
The future looks bright for Jess, who is transitioning from modeling to the big screen. The Australian beauty made a brief appearance in Transformers: Age Of Extinction and will play Bruce Willis‘ love interest a new 2016 action flick, tentatively titled Going Under. In the meantime, enjoy these latest photos of Jess and count the days until she appears in your local movie theater.
BONUS: See some of Jessica’s best moments from SI Swimsuit 2014 & 2015!