Stunning! Nina Agdal hits 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch party in nude gown

Nina Agdal first appeared in Sports Illustrated in 2012, and after all these years -- she's still got it!

The 24-year-old model arrived in stunning fashion at the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch party in New York City on Thursday where she shared some surprising tidbits about the iconic issue.

The blonde bombshell, dressed in a figure-hugging nude gown, revealed she actually found out who was in the gorgeous rookie class when everyone else did.

"You honestly don't know who the rookies are until they're in the magazine," Agdal said in an exclusive interview with AOL.

The Victoria's Secret model also admitted the whole experience isn't as glamorous as you'd probably think ...

"The call times are crazy -- you have to be up at 4 a.m. to get ready!"

Nina described the job as a "hard commitment" because you typically find out if you're selected for a coveted spot in the magazine only about a month before your photoshoot. Naturally, all she focused on beforehand was eating, working out and sleeping.

It looks like all her hard work paid off!

The Danish model hit the beaches of Mexico for this year's shoot in a variety of bold bikinis.

The most jaw-dropping shot (if we had to choose) would probably be one in which she wears a top that we can't even call a bikini! The jeweled accessory barely covered her breasts.


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But flashing flesh is nothing new for the veteran model. She recently starred in a steamy ad for Edge Shave Gel in which she only used shaving cream to cover up her lady parts.

"It honestly felt more covered up than some of the swimsuits I wore on SI," she hilariously admitted.

And when she's not jet-setting off to envy-inducing tropical locations all over the world, Nina admits she's just a regular girl!

"This is not the Nina that my friends know. This my job and that's it."

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