5 Phenomenal Photos From South African Model Lisa-Marie Jaftha’s Body Paint Photo Shoot in Anguilla

Jaftha was discovered through SI Swimsuit’s Model Search in 2017.
Lisa-Marie Jaftha was photographed by Josie Clough in Anguilla.

Lisa-Marie Jaftha was photographed by Josie Clough in Anguilla.

Lisa-Marie Jaftha made her SI Swimsuit debut as part of the brand’s Model Search in 2017. She worked with photographer Josie Clough and makeup artist Joanne Gair to recreate a swimsuit inspired by Mia Marcelle Swimwear.

“I never thought it was possible,” Jaftha said at the time, adding that she had no idea what to expect with a body paint feature. “[SI Swimsuit] gives somebody the opportunity to be very visible and it opens up a lot of doors for people to know who you are. I think it just puts you on a different level. I mean this is a life-changing opportunity.”

Jaftha donned a colorful neon one-piece swimsuit featuring a high-leg and plunge-neck silhouette with strappy cut-outs along both sides.

The South African model is active on Instagram and often shares campaign photos with her 33,000 followers. She is represented by New York Model Management.

Below are five of our favorite photos from her body paint photo shoot in Anguilla in 2017.


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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.