Sports Illustrated model Jarah Mariano is the epitome of exotic; she's a gorgeous blend of Hawaiian, Korean, and Chinese. You may recognize her face from Victoria's Secret, Armani Exchange, Roxy, Abercrombie & Fitch, and H&M ads; it's a face you don't forget. But then again, her body is pretty unforgettable, too. It took the spotlight in both the latest SI swimsuit issue, as well as the 2008 edition. I recently chatted with the model — who at the age of 15 was discovered in Santa Monica — about bikinis, traveling, and fashion.
Three words that describe your personal style?
Bohemian, vintage, and natural.
What is the best and worst thing about modeling?
Living in a fantasy land.
What is one destination you still need a stamp for on your passport?
Halong Bay in Vietnam looks intriguing.
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