10 Gorgeous Photos of Brazilian Model Anne de Paula in Kenya

The four-time SI Swimsuit model made her debut in 2017.
Anne de Paula was photographed by Yu Tsai in Kenya.

Anne de Paula was photographed by Yu Tsai in Kenya.

Brazilian model Anne de Paula made her SI Swimsuit debut after winning the Model Search in 2017. That year, she posed for an iconic body paint series with Josie Clough. She returned to the magazine in ’18 after traveling to Nevis, and in 2019, she was photographed in Kenya. In 2020, the same year the Rio de Janeiro native and NBA All-Star Joel Embiid welcomed their first son together, she was captured in the Dominican Republic.

The 28-year-old signed with her first modeling agency more than a decade ago.

“At 14, I was already modeling, and a year in the business I didn’t know much of what was to come. If I could tell myself something, it would be: ‘Keep going; don’t give up,’” she revealed as advice she’d give her teenage self. “Many times I have received ’no’ and have doubted moving out of my country and taking this chance. I am glad I kept going, but back then I could have used a friend to help motivate me and give me courage.”

Below are 10 of our favorite photos from de Paula’s 2019 photo shoot in Kenya with photographer Yu Tsai.


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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.