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Throwback Thursday: Behind the scenes at Veronica Varekova's 2004 cover shoot

2004 cover model Veronica Varekova in Montauk :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Veronica Varekova in Montauk, 2004  ::  Walter Iooss Jr./SI

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IN 2004 longtime SI photographer Walter Iooss celebrated Swimsuit's 40th anniversary with a shoot in his neck of the woods, Montauk, NY. Situated on the easternmost tip of Long Island, Montauk, is best known to those who collect bumper stickers and cheesy sweatshirts as "The End." There you'll find all the appeal of a cozy New England town, with a dose of urban sophistication thanks to the Hamptons, the summer destination of choice for NYC's upper-crust that sits just west of Montauk.

The shoot—which also featured Jessica White, Yamila Diaz-Rahi and Elsa Benitez—was the Czech model's fifth for SI Swimsuit, and her first cover, but she would go on to appear in the issue four more times including another cover (2006) and an appearance in the 50th anniversary Legends shoot.

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GALLERY: Behind the scenes in Montauk, 2004

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GALLERY: The Best of Montauk