From 10,000 Instagram videos and in-person interviews to 67 finalists to the Sweet(est) 16.
And now only six women will move forward as a part of this year's 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model search competition.
"One of the most difficult decisions of the year is choosing who moves on in the #SISwimSearch," said SI Swimsuit Editor MJ Day. "Every single woman here is a superstar in the making. The personalities, the ambition and the untapped potential are so exciting to introduce to the world.
"Each woman is so incredibly unique and special while possessing the same identical quality," she continued. "They impressed the hell out of us. We are so excited to continue this journey with these six women and watch them take it to the next level."
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So without futher ado...
Name: Brooks Nader
Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
About Brooks: This Southern belle now calls the Big Apple home, where she works full-time as a model. During the fall, you can also find her decked out in purple and gold, cheering on her hometown LSU Tigers.
Name: Jessica Aidi
Hometown: Paris, France
About Jessica: This Parisian beauty has been a part of #SISwimSearch not once, but TWICE, and this time around she's finally ready to accept herself, "body, mind, hair AND French accent!"
Name: Veronica Pomee
Hometown: Perris, California
About Veronica: This curvalicious babe will become the first Polynesian woman to appear on the pages of SI Swimsuit, as she proudly embraces her culture for the world to see.
Name: Raine Michaels
Hometown: West Lake Village, California
About Raine: This blonde beauty is so much more than the daughter of a rockstar. Since graduating high school last summer, Raine has started classes at Belmont Univeristy, where she balances a busy schedule of music classes and modeling.
Name: Erin Willerton
Hometown: Bristol, England
About Erin: This 21-year-old beauty is the British girl next door. Did we mention she's also a philosophy student and one of the funniest human beings you'll ever meet?
Name: Manuela Hernandez
Hometown: Medellin, Colombia
About Manuela: Known as "wellllaaa" thanks to her catchy Instagram name, you can usually find this Colombian bombshell soaking up the sun in Miami, hitting the gym to serve up some serious #fitspo, or riding jetskis with some other familiar SI Swimsuit faces.
See more photos of the FINAL SIX from the #SISwimSearch x FAE collaboration in Miami: