Meet Lana Zakocela, Maxim's May Cover Girl

Check out the Latvian model's stunning photos here...
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Check out the Latvian model's stunning photos here...
(Photo: Gilles Bensimon/Maxim)

(Photo: Gilles Bensimon/Maxim)

A megayacht in the Mediterranean is a long way from the small town in Latvia where Lana Zakocela was born. 

(Photo: Gilles Bensimon/Maxim)

(Photo: Gilles Bensimon/Maxim)

But that's just where the 5'8" beauty found herself last spring, shooting the campaign for Antonio Banderas Fragrances' perfume Queen of Seduction.

(Photo: Gilles Bensimon/Maxim)

(Photo: Gilles Bensimon/Maxim)

Zakocela, who arrived in England by bus when she was just 16, has been working in Europe, the U.S., and beyond ever since, modeling for the likes of Australian Cosmopolitan, and revealing her impossibly toned physique in moody editorials for French magazines including Madame Figaro. 

In her biggest break yet, she recently hit St. Barts to pose for her sultry Maxim cover shoot.

Here's a sampling of the rising model's most jaw-dropping photos: 

(Photo: Gilles Bensimon/Maxim)

(Photo: Gilles Bensimon/Maxim)

(Photo: Gilles Bensimon/Maxim)

(Photo: Gilles Bensimon/Maxim)

(Photo: Gilles Bensimon/Maxim)

(Photo: Gilles Bensimon/Maxim)

For the full story and all the glorious photos of Lana Zakocela, check out Maxim's May issue, on sale April 25, and be sure to subscribe so you never miss an issue.