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Throwback Thursday, 2003: Isabeli Fontana in the Florida Keys

ISABELI FONTANA is absolutely everywhere these days, and by "these days" I mean all those thousands of days since she landed on Vogue's 2004 "Models of the Moment" cover. This fall alone, the 31-year-old was a one-woman powerhouse, scoring three majorly hyped jobs: the campaign for the Alexander Wang x H&M line, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (her eighth) and the Pirelli Calendar (her fourth straight*) which was released in November. Add to that becoming the face of the new Jeremy Scott for Moschino fragrance, or her recently-released model catfightshoot for Balmain's SS2015 campaign.

Ana Beatriz Barros's 2002 shoot in Costa Rica

But before the runway, before Pirelli and Revlon and Forbesshe kicked it with the SI Swimsuit crew for a couple of years (2002–'03) first in Argentina and later in the Florida Keys with fellow BFF and fellow Brazilian Ana Beatriz Barros.

Check out the best of her work from that 2003 shoot and witness a megastar in the making.

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*Isabeli appeared in the 2011, '12, '13 and '15 calendars; for its 50th anniversary 2014 calendar Pirelli opted to instead to release a previously unpublished Helmut Newton version from 1964

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