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Hannah Davis: I'm not sexy!

Hannah Davis: I'm not sexy!

Hannah Davis thinks she's too "rough" to be sexy.

The stunning 24-year-old has been modelling since she was a teenager but really cemented her place in the industry when she won the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue this year.

Looking at her pictures it's hard to believe that Hannah insists she's actually pretty clumsy in real life.

"I have an alter ego; there's a switch that goes off when I'm working," she explained to Yahoo! Beauty.

"Because it is work for me. Naturally, anyone who knows me, I am just not a sexy person. I don't move sexy, I'm rough with things, I have big hands and feet; I'm not elegant. I have to work at it on set! [Laughs]"

She might not feel sexy all the time, but Hannah does feel beautiful when she's at the beach and rocking a good tan. After spending so much time in hair and make-up on set, she also relishes going cosmetics-free.

Starting out in fashion so early might not be a normal path to adulthood, but luckily Hannah had supportive mentors on side.

"I have been modelling since I was 14. It was challenging, I missed out on a lot of things in terms of schooling," she admitted.

"My first job was Ralph Lauren, I met him personally and walked in his show the very next day. He made me feel like I didn't have to take fashion that seriously. I came in wearing cowboy boots and he was like, 'I love it, that's great style.' He made me feel confident and not scared of this business."

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