Olivia Ponton made quite a splash in the 2022 SI Swimsuit Issue. While you may have already seen her official rookie photo shoot from Montenegro

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and plenty of video, you haven’t gotten the behind-the-scenes perspective.

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Until now. Turns out, Ponton shot her own footage of her journey to her first SI Swimsuit assignment.

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In a charming video, Ponton shows herself packing for the trip, traveling to the airport, arriving in Montenegro and experiencing the journey.

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After packing her makeup, Nintendo Switch and clothes, Ponton arrives at an almost empty airport to catch her flight. 

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The SI Swimsuit social media editor-at-large lands in Montenegro and takes a moment for herself to take in the scenery.

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“I just can’t believe I’m here,” says a teary Ponton. “Like, what? I still don’t know how I ended up here.”

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Ponton’s Montenegro adventure included paragliding and canyoneering as well as the photo shoot with photographer James Macari.

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“I keep forgetting that this is literally for Sports Illustrated [Swimsuit]. This is literally a dream,” she says.

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Ponton then showed herself wearing her favorite swimsuit from the shoot pictured.

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