Back in January, we revealed that Bri Teresi would adorn the cover of Maxim Africa. But if you weren't able to get your hands on their February issue, we've got you covered.
As we expected, the sun-kissed California stunner struck poses that took our breath away with a series of retina-scorching bikini shots. Check them out in the gallery below:
For more on all things Bri, read up on the impending release of her upcoming swimsuit line, her most embarrassing modeling moment, and why everyone's calling her the "Queen of Snapchat" in this exclusive interview with Maxim Africa.
Tell us about yourself.
I was born in the Silicon Valley, and have a brother and a sister who I am extremely close with.
I’m a total free spirit and am very silly. My spirit animal is a unicorn. I’m also very entrepreneurial and am very dedicated to achieving my goals. I’m super active and am always looking for adventure. I love to hike and trail run. I’m constantly listening to podcasts and reading to keep my mind sharp. Traveling and exploring new cities with my sister Katie is one of my favorite things to do. My family is everything to me.
How long have you been in the modeling industry?
I’ve been in the modeling industry for around two years now. I’ve always loved being in front of the camera and entertaining people. Modeling has allowed me to create art with my body and express myself creatively. I love being able to make people feel a certain way through art.
Besides modeling, what are your plans for the future?
Education has always been a very important part of my life. I am currently in my last year of college and will be graduating with a degree in political science. I think most people just assume I’m not going to school. I would like to eventually get my master's in business marketing.
What else do you have planned?
By the summer of 2017 my swimwear line will be out. I have a lot of really amazing projects I’m working on, and I can’t wait to share my designs with you guys! I also plan on traveling a lot for work during 2017.
You mentioned traveling this year. Where is the most exotic location you have been?
My favorite place I’ve traveled to for work has definitely been Italy! Such as amazing time.
Modeling is not all glitz and glam. Tell us about the most embarrassing experience you have had during your career?
I don’t really get embarrassed too easily, but I would say I felt a little embarrassed while I was shooting a commercial on a jet, and I fell down the stairs like a total idiot because I was wearing huge heels. The whole crew was laughing and filming the entire thing. I was totally laughing at myself!
What does the average day look like for you?
I usually wake up around 7:30 or 8 a.m. and try to meditate before I hit the gym or go on a trail run. Depending on the day I’m either doing a shoot or working on my social media accounts throughout most of the day. I’m constantly engaging with my fans and trying to produce the best content I can. Snapchat is my life! I literally Snapchat everything! That’s why they call me the Queen of Snapchat.
I ship out orders from my website daily and am constantly brainstorming on what other products I want to put on my website. I’ve also been spending a lot of time working on my designs and meeting up with my team about my swimwear line. I try and blog a couple times a month. Usually in the evenings I’m working on schoolwork, and then I try and go to dinner with friends and spend time with my family.