The Ten Sexiest Models in Miami This Week

It's a big week, Miami. Global supermodels are invading. Yes, you heard right — hundreds of gorgeous humans will make their way to Lummus Park for two back-to-back model-centric events: Sports Illustrated's Swim Beach 2016, taking this Wednesday and Thursday, and LeSutra's Model Beach Volleyball 2016, happening this Saturday and Sunday.

For four full days, scantily clad guys and gals will take over Eighth Street and Ocean Drive's beach, and we're not complaining. There will be model appearances, Q&As and autograph signings, live performances, DJ sets, competitive volleyball tournaments, lots of parties, and enough food and booze to keep us going through the 96-hour model binge. 

Grab your hottest swimsuit and head to South Beach. All events are free, welcoming fans to meet, greet, mingle, and snap selfies with their favorite megamodels. Until then, run to your nearest juice bar and start a last-minute cleanse. Bikini season came early this year.

10. River Viiperi
Age: 25
Birthplace: Ibiza, Spain
Event: LeSutra's Model Beach Volleyball 2016
The Ibiza-born model is making his way to Miami to hang beachside at the seventh-annual LeSutra Model Beach Volleyball tournament. Though he won't be playing, he'll be meandering around posing, taking pictures, and engaging with attendees. If you're lucky, you might be able to snag him for a quick selfie or autograph. You also might find him around town eating cheesecake. The self-proclaimed cheesecake critic says if the dessert is on a restaurant's menu, there's a good chance he'll order it. No worries, though, a few slices won't ruin this young model's rock-hard abs.

9. Barbara Palvin
Age: 23
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
EventSports Illustrated's Swim Beach 2016
About ten years ago, the Hungarian-born beauty was discovered on city streets. Since then, she's modeled for Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Louis Vuitton, and L’Oréal Paris. And now she's a Sports Illustrated's Swim 2016 model rookie. This will be the first time her photos will grace the pages of the magazine — one of the highest honors a young model can get from the global company. When she's not modeling, she's running a shoe company she founded with her sister in Hungary. Palvin also likes to get cozy with a book. 

8. Irina Shayk
Age: 30
Birthplace: Emanzhelisk, Russia
EventSports Illustrated's Swim Beach 2016
It's a big year for 30-year-old Irina Shayk. A decade ago marked her first Sports Illustrated's Swim appearance, making her the third person in nearly 52 years who's appeared in ten Sports Illustrated Swim issues in its history. She is one of the world's most recognized models, appearing in not only the sports magazine but also Vogue, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle, among others. Besides making beauty her full-time job, she's a classically trained pianist. 

7. Jeff Kasser
Age: 32
Birthplace: Germantown, Tennessee, USA
Event: LeSutra's Model Beach Volleyball 2016
A Tennessee native and former baseball player, Jeff Kasser will bring his shirtless body to LeSutra's Model Beach Volleyball 2016. He won't be playing, but he'll still be nice to look at throughout the two-day event. He's rarely with a shirt on, even in the snow, so grab your darkest-tinted sunnies and get ready to stare as Kasser hangs out on Miami's sand this weekend.

6. Hailey Outland
Age: 19
Birthplace: Apopka, Florida, USA
Event: LeSutra's Model Beach Volleyball 2016
A Florida native, Hailey Outland is no stranger to Miami's lifestyle. She's already in competition mode because she was selected to be one of the Next Miami agency's model beach volleyball players for the 2016 tournament. In between games, find her hanging out with fellow players, attendees, and fans.

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Clarissa Buch Zilberman is a writer and editor, with her work appearing in print and digital titles worldwide.
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