Ashley Greene hit the shores of Turks & Caicos in nothing but body paint for her first ever Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue photo shoot and she gave RadarOnline.com all the behind-the-scenes info.
“It was a really cool,” Ashley told RadarOnline.com. “It was a 12 hour process. They painted on everything from the scales, then shaded them in.”
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Ashley posed in SoBe “skinsuits” designed by make-up artist Joanne Gair to reflect the company’s new flavors Cherimoya Punch and Strawberry Dragonfruit. “It was amazing that Joann created something that reflects the flavor and the bottle.” Greene’s body paint spread is part of the company’s ad campaign in the upcoming SI swimsuit issue.
The results are just stunning, and Greene is even up for rocking the look again: “If Joanne’s up for it, yes!”
Greene is used to lots of time spent in the makeup chair. Currently on the big screen as Alice Cullen in New Moon, the actress says even that simple transformation into a teen vampire took time. “They certainly had to paint our faces and our bodies white. It took three hours every morning to play Alice.”
The olive-skinned beauty had to get used to her new look but felt it added to her character’s believability. “At first I thought it doesn’t even look like me,” she said. “You want people to forget they’re watching Ashley Green, you want them watching Alice Cullen.”
The 22-year old has seen her career take off after being part of the Twilight team. She’s starring in the movie Skateland, which is being shown at the Sundance Film Festival, and she’s the lead in a new horror film The Apparition alongside Sebastian Stan. “He’s super, super sweet and incredible talented,” Ashley said of the Gossip Girl hottie.
Visit www.SoBe.com to enter to win tickets to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Launch Party in Las Vegas. Greene’s body paint photos will appear in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition which hits newsstands Wednesday, February 10.