Nina Agdal has come a long way in just six years.
The model, 24, recalls her humble beginnings in Maxim magazine’s March cover story. Agdal explained that her modeling career began when she flew to Miami at the age of 18 with just “$40 and a little piece of paper with the address for the model apartment” in her pockets.
Agdal remembers crying at the airport as she struggled to communicate with her taxi driver.
“English was my worst subject in school,” she recalled.
But things have changed dramatically for Leonardo DiCaprio‘s girlfriend since then.
She’s become a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue fixture since making her debut in 2012, appearing on the cover with Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge in 2014 and featuring in this year's edition.