De Paula was crowned the winner of the 2017 SI Model Search earlier this week on the mag's talk show, SI Now. Producers surprised her with the news by sneakily inserting the announcement into her teleprompter script. Classic!
The annual homage to bikinis isn't due out until February, but they're already teasing their newcomer's spread with sexy videos and boomerangs.
Get to know de Paula better via these smoldering Instagram shots.