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.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Nina Agdal attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Mia Kang attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Hannah Davis Jeter attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Bianca Balti attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
Model Ashley Graham attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. / AFP / Angela Weiss (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Kate Upton attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Eugenie 'Genie' Bouchard attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Lisa-Marie Jaftha attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
Model Chrissy Teigan and musician John Legend attend the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. / AFP / Angela Weiss (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Barbara Palvin attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: McKenna Berkley attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Christie Brinkley attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Myla Dalbesio attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Kelly Gale attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Anne de Paula attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Alexa Ray Joel attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Kate Bock attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Lais Ribeiro attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Samantha Hoopes attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Vita Sidorkina attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Aly Raisman (R) and Colton Underwood attend Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: MJ Day attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launch Event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic,)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Hannah Ferguson attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Bojana Krsmanovic attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Robyn Lawley attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Singer/songwriter Alexa Ray Joel attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Danielle Herrington attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Rose Bertram attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model McKenna Berkley attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Model Samantha Hoopes attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 launch event at Center415 Event Space on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
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"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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So excited to announce my 7th appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition - I had to count that a million times before I believed it! My @si_swimsuit family, I love you! There is nothing like being a part of this brand and this issue. My shoot was in beautiful Zanzibar and shot by the incomparable @ruvenafanador, who is just as wonderful, kind, serene and lovely as everyone has ever told me. He thinks about every little aspect of a photo, every detail. HMU by @peterbutlerhair and @joannegair I LOVE you and am so lucky you allow me to be in your chairs! @mj_day and @darciebaum and @ja_neyney @hillarydrezner and @karencarpk - you are my family. I am proud to be in the issue but SO proud of all the work you guys put into this every single year. I just love you all. Jesus this is dramatic I know! And to all my fellow @si_swimsuit girls, congrats on a beautiful issue!!! I will see you this week in MIAMI!!!! I can't wait to kiss all your beautiful faces!
Today's Throwback since the @si_swimsuit is out ! This was back in Mexico . #tbt . ๐Ÿ“ท @walteriooss
Flashback Friday - because it's that time of year. 1988.
Take us back to Tahiti with @hannahbjeter. ๐Ÿ“ธ : @yutsai88 ๐Ÿ‘™ : @mikoh
Happy Birthday @kateupton โค๏ธ #siswim (๐Ÿ“ธ by @jamesmacari)
@si_swimsuit 2017 issue out TODAY!! ๐Ÿ˜˜
โŒ›๏ธโŒ›๏ธโŒ›๏ธ #sportsillustrated //swimsuit by @swimsuitsforall//
1979 Seychelles Islands La Digue Island Sports Illustrated Swinsuit Shoot . Me and my bag of tricksheading to a location . I could not believe the beauty .. the sculpted boulders the lush vegetation still untouched by development at the time. Thank You @si_swimsuit for showing me the world! @si_swimsuit @mj_day #seychelleislands
I never could have predicted I would get 3 #SportsIllustrated covers in a row so in 1981 when this happened...๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ฅโ˜„๏ธโšก๏ธ๐ŸŒชโญ๏ธ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŒ€๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡!!!!!!!! We shot in Captiva, Florida.. waking up in the middle of the night so we could get to the boat in the dark and zip out to some little white sand bar or other beautiful wilderness spot to capture the sunrise. To me to be outdoors to watch the sunrise, and spend the day with a team looking for ways to create something special, and then watch the sun sink into the sea ...is my idea of a perfect day. Thank you Sports Illustrated for giving me so many perfect days! @si_swimsuit @mj_day #cover3
..and then you could have knocked me over with a seagull feather when I heard I had the cover again for the second year in a row!!! Say what???? ME? Am I on Candid Camera? Lol! This was 1980 and this had never happened before! I was invited on The Tonight Show with Jonny Carson , The Mike Douglas Show, ... Well basically every show !!! It was a really BIG deal! They took me to a fancy lunch at 21 Club and they had a cake painted to look exactly like the cover! I remember describing every detail to my parents every night. Thank you @si_swimsuit #sicover #2 #peterisland #caribbeansea #sishoot #cover2
My First Sports Illustrated Cover in 1979! It was shot in one of the most magical places in the world ... a place where every island in the chain has its own distinct personality. The Seychelles Islands are found off the coast of Madagascar. I travelled there from Los Angeles and it took me almost 4 days just to get there but it was so worth it! On the island called Pralin we stayed in huts on a beach and the door to my hut didn't even go near the ground so I could see the fishermens feet as they walked by and I could hear the waves and birds and coco de mer on the wind ...it was Magical! La Digue Island had the most gorgeous beaches that you had to crawl thru tunnels under giant boulders to access! Transportation was by ox cart. Bats were a local delicacy! On Bird Island the sand was pink and the bugs came in every color! I loved my Sports Illustrated Adventures and sm soooo grateful for the memories! Thank you @si_swimsuit #seychellesisland #photoshoot #sishoot
Opened the mailbox yesterday...๐Ÿ˜ฑ #siswimsuit #kateupton
Happy 21st Birthday to @si_swimsuit cover model @haileyclauson โค๏ธ We can't wait to see what this year has in store for you! #siswim (๐Ÿ“ธ : @jamesmacari // ๐Ÿ‘™: @lavidaloha)
We know what will make this Sunday even better! The gorgeous @hannahfergusonofficial! ๐Ÿ“ธ : @jamesmacari // ๐Ÿ‘™: @hayhaycouture #siswim
Happy Birthday to the gorgeous @emilydidonato! We love you โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ #siswim. Photo by @jamesmacari // top by @fannieschiavoni // swimsuit by @missoni.
We know how to cure your Monday blues... More 2016 #SISwim photos and videos in our bio ๐Ÿ’‹ Shot by @yutsai88 swimsuit by @nastygal
Introducing the second 2016 #SISwim cover model @theashleygraham! ๐Ÿ‘™๐ŸŒด
Happy Birthday to our 2007 cover model and Queen ๐Ÿ @beyonce #siswim #beyonce
Lily, Lily, Lily โค๏ธ @lilyaldridge #siswim (๐Ÿ“ท: @jamesmacari)
#tbt @irinashayk and her incredible 2011 cover. Shot in Hawaii ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด by @bjorniooss #siswim
Everyone wish our 2009 cover girl @barrefaeli a very Happy Birthday! See 30 of her best @si_swimsuit pictures on Swim Daily (link in bio). #tbt #siswim #barrefaeli - ๐Ÿ“ท by @raphaelmazzucco
Happy 23rd Birthday to our two-time cover model & ultimate bombshell @kateupton โค๏ธ #siswim
Make sure you head on over to Swim Daily today to see exclusive behind the scenes footage from @irinashayk's shoot with @yutsai88 in Kauai! ๐Ÿ‘™ by @bellinarebelle #siswim
SURPRISE!!! Introducing the 2015 #SISwim cover model, @hanni_davisโ€‹!
Flashback Friday with the Sylvander Twins! #1976 #siswimsuit
Warm & sunny St. Lucia with @hferguson1313 sounds much better than the snowy polar vortex that is NYC. #daydreaming #siswimsuit
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from @si_swimsuit and our 2014 cover girls ๐ŸŽ… #siswimsuit (excuse the horrible Santa hat photo shop)
The 2006 Swimsuit issue cover! A great #TBT which is also fitting for the holiday weekend coming up! #BeachParty #4thofJuly
Just beautiful @ninaagdal
@chrissyteigen!!
What a view! @samanthahoopes_
We LOVE body paint! @emrata
SWIM MESSAGE: Hey everyone! Just a shout out live from Miami. Having such an awesome time meeting all the SI girls and celebrating the 50th anniversary xx - @lauren_mellor
Congrats @ninaagdal, @lilyaldridge and @chrissyteigen!! 2014 SI Swimsuit cover girls! #siswim50
Happy 21st birthday to @kateupton ! (Photo by Derek Kettela) #SISwimsuit #Antarctica
Got to think outside of the box even if you loose your #swimsuit on the @si_swimsuit shoot! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ“ท by ultimate #SI legend @walteriooss. #ThrowbackThursday
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