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.

5. Hannah Ferguson
Age: 23
Birthplace: San Angelo, Texas, USA
EventSports Illustrated's Swim Beach 2016
She was a rookie in 2014, and now she's helping the global magazine launch its first Swim Beach. The Texas native turned New York transplant will be hard to miss at Sports Illustrated's inaugural event. Catch her doing Q&A sessions, signing autographs, and engaging with fans during the party at Lummus Park.

4. Andrea Denver
Age: 25
Birth Place: Verona, Italy 
Event: LeSutra's Model Beach Volleyball 2016
Andrea Denver wasn't always a supermodel. He appeared casually in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch and in Jennifer Lopez's “I Luh Ya Papi” music video. As a teen, he lived a pretty normal life, graduating from the University of Verona with a degree in communication sciences. Now he's taking his talents to South Beach by competing on Wilhelmina Miami's team for LeSutra's Model Beach Volleyball 2016. For now, catch him on the sand practicing for the two-day tournament. He'll probably be shirtless, because if you have a six-pack like his, you might as well flaunt it. 

3. Chanel Iman
Age: 25
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA 
EventSports Illustrated's Swim Beach 2016
This Victoria Secret's Angel is known for strutting on designer runways, including Christian Dior, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace, and shooting covers for major magazines such as Teen Vogue, TimeElle, and, of course, Sports Illustrated. She's a seasoned vet for the bikini-filled magazine and will help host its Swim Beach soirée this week. Catch Iman around for the two-day fest signing autographs and getting to know fans. Grab a selfie stick and get excited. 

2. Gigi Hadid
Age:  20
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
EventSports Illustrated's Swim Beach 2016
Gigi Hadid is more than just a model — she's a reality personality and a social media starlet, dabbling in everything from photo shoots to television and music. A former Sports Illustrated rookie in 2014, the model/actress will be in attendance at this year's Swim Beach launch. Though you might have to wait in lines and push through crazed fans, if you're a Hadid fan, it'll be worth it. With more than 13 million Instagram followers, she'll be a major draw for the global magazine's inaugural Miami-based fan fest.

1. Nina Agdal
Age: 23
Birthplace: Hillerød, Denmark
Event: LeSutra's Model Beach Volleyball 2016 and Sports Illustrated's Swim Beach 2016
Nina Agdal is no stranger to Sports Illustrated. She appeared on the 50th-anniversary cover of the magazine's Swimsuit issue with Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge. The Danish-born supermodel has played host to LeSutra's Model Beach Volleyball tournament in years past. The best part is Miamians get Agdal all week long, beginning Wednesday. She's expected to make major appearances at both events. Maybe there's a chance some of her beauty will rub off on us locals in the process. If not, an autograph and a selfie will suffice. 

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