Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr got fit and nude for the 2011 SoBe Skinsuit ad campaign. Szohr’s celebrity SoBe Lifewater campaign and photoshoot launches in the February 15th issue of Sports Illustrated.
“My body was a canvas and it was all very artistic,” the Gossip Girl star told InStyle.
Twilight’s Ashley Greene was last year’s SoBe Skinsuit model and is one of Szohr’s best friends. Greene told Szohr about the campaign.
“Last year’s SoBe Lifewater skinsuit shoot took place on a gorgeous beach; this year’s skinsuit shoot in the jungle was still amazing, but a little different. It definitely had an edgy vibe that I loved. No matter where you are, it’s easy to be tempted and transformed with new SoBe Lifewater with electrolytes,” Szohr said.
For Szohr, 25, the jungle-themed photoshoot was easy to say yes to, despite the intense hours of skinsuit painting. She had to stand for five hours and lie down for five hours while her lizard-inspired ”swimsuit” was being painted.
“It was ticklish in certain areas, but when I was laying down I napped.”
The SoBe model got in shape for the photo shoot in Costa Rica by lifting weights and doing cardio for weeks. Her uncle who owns a gym in Wisconsin came to New York and trained her.
Szohr told MTV of her skinsuit excitement, ”The way they did it, they did it so tastefully and it was beautifully done. I couldn’t wait to get up and look in the mirror. When I did, I was like, ‘I actually look like I have a suit on. This is incredible!’”