PRODUCED BY DIANE SMITH
ASSISTANT EDITORS M.J. FIGEL AND JENNIFER STERN
COVER: DANIELA PESTOVA
SWIMSUIT BY Delfina ($175)
NECKLACE BY Monies ($250)
MAKEUP BY Ashley Ward for The Wall Group
HAIR BY Kevin Murphy for Kusco Murphy
at Artists Group Management
They are desirable, diversionary and dynamic. We are desirous, diverted and dormant. They (diaphanous and dreamy) romp in exotic splendor, proudly displaying the fruit of their youth, while we (dolorous and dystopian) weather another winter in our Fruit of the Looms. � To us, swimsuit models are strangers on a plane: the two-dimensional world they inhabit. To them, we are just plain strange: readers saddled with a one-dimensional obsession. � If only there were a way to bridge the divide. To give them another dimension or to relieve us of our dementia. Fortunately, SI swimsuit editor Diane Smith found a way to do both. "We chose 3-D photography," says Smith, referring to our Mexico-based Depth Charges photo act (page 90), "because we could think of no better way to bring our readers closer to the girls." � That shoot marks the debut of 3-D photography in the magazine, and this is the first time we have provided complimentary eyewear en masse. Don those 3-D specs and—voil�!—Heidi Klum has even more curves. For years our swimsuit issue has been accused of leaving little to the male imagination. With Depth Charges we hope to leave even less. � We didn't stop there. Smith and her crew traipsed all over the Pacific, from Malaysia to Mexico to Maui. "I'm a California girl," says Smith. I wanted to show off the Pacific." � Before you plunge into our Pacific, two words of caution. First, remember that objects in your 3-D vision are, regretfully, not as close as they appear. Second, remember to doff the goggles when you put down this issue—that is, if you can put it down.
SWIMSUIT BY BLUEPOINT ($65); BOARD BY STRONG CURRENT HAWAII
Audrey encountered some strange life forms in Mexico, including one from Brooklyn (page 90).
Veronica patiently endured another form of Montezuma's revenge: mariachi music (page 192).
Snake in the Garden
Daniela poured her heart out to a frog with a heart of stone in Malaysia (page 34).
Surfer-in-training Michelle and her newfound surf buddies had a swell time at Waikiki (page 82).
Chandra refused to tell anyone what she had on under that skirt (page 156).
Glen and Christina Rice had a hard time seeing eye-to-eye during their shoot (page 124).