Jessica Perez is one of the 18 women featured in this year's Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated. At 24-years-old, Perez is still a newcomer on the modeling scene but continues to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Perez kept a diary of the days leading up to her Sports Illustrated shoot and has decided to share it with the world.
"Modeling is such a physically demanding job, and a lot of girls end up passing out form 'exhaustion," Perez said. "I'm thinking, ugh, she just needs to eat!"
Check out excerpts from Perez's food diary in the pages below!