The Craziest Things Models Do to Get Ready for Swim Week

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Miami Swim Week—where *very* little clothes are worn, the chicest dinners are thrown, and the nights are taken over by the hottest models strutting down the runway. (Seriously, this is nothing like NYFW). As I headed off to the land where all the girls be like, "Hi, Will," courtesy of JetSmarter, I got in there to get the scoop on the absolute craziest things models do to get their bodies/minds/derrières (mostly) ready for a romp down the catwalk. Here, an unfiltered take.

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Frankie's Bikinis

Opening look for the @frankiesbikinis show last night🌼🌸✌🏻️

A photo posted by Kyra Santoro (@kyrasantoroxx) on

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"They used acrylic paint [to create a top] since it's so hot and humid in Miami. When I was backstage about to walk, I had to stand with my hands over my head so the paint wouldn't melt onto my body and arms. I wore nipple covers under the paint and we cut them to the smallest size we possibly could in order to make it work with the paint design."—Kyra Santoro

iShine365 Show

"I had to get 3 different spray tans in one week (not including the backstage last minute touch ups). It's so hot, you're sweating, and they're lathering you in glow lotions and tanners right before the runway because it photographs best that way."—Kirsten Rinck

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*Kirsten's quick advice for those traveling to Miami during swim week: double check the back seat of your Ubers and ensure a model hasn't left a lasting impression with the driver, and by that she means spray tan stains…

Hot As Hell

last night walking for @we_are_hah ✨🌙 #miamiswimweek

A photo posted by Cait Barker (@caitbarkerr) on

"We were given the sticky boob stuff you use for fake boobs, but for your underwear. It's the same type of jelly, but you stick it in your bikini bottoms. Honestly, almost everyone ripped theirs out after their first walk because it felt like it was hanging out of the bottoms."—Cait Barker

"I also had people rubbing baby oil mixed with self tanner mixed with body glow as the perfect concoction (calling it liquid highlighter) to mainly conceal every last little bruise, mosquito bite, birth mark, etc."

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"I had to make sure little girls' bikini tops weren't falling off! The Hot-as-Hell show had little girls walk in it, so I had to make sure not only I didn't have a nip slip, but the little girls I walked with didn't have a nip slip! Also at one point we literally had Swarovski crystals glued to our lips."Shannon Barker

Luli Fama

Backstage at the @lulifamaswimwear show! 👙 #miami #bikini #tbt

A photo posted by Ashley Haas (@ashleysarahaas) on

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"I was walking for Luli Fama and they had the cutest lace up shoes with pom poms by MIA, but as I started to walk the long straps started to unravel so I was literally flopping down the runway. Next time I wore those crazy heels, I laced them up so tight there was no flopping that time around!"Ashley Haas

Baes and Bikinis

I can be sweet and innocent too.... 😇😈

A photo posted by Ashley Haas (@ashleysarahaas) on

"Because I was running from show to show, I forgot to put on my sticky underwear and my look was this sexy crochet swimsuit—so I walked out in a crocheted bikini bottom without *anything* underneath."—Ashley Haas

Issa de Mar Show

Thank you for making me feel like a badass James Bond woman last night @issademar 🙌🏼

A photo posted by Brittny Ward (@brittnyward) on

"I totally had a nipple full on out right before I went out on the cat walk, but luckily I caught it!"—Brittny Ward

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