Swimsuit and lingerie model Jessica Perez is our Crush of the Day.

Selected as the ‘Rookie of the Year’ of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Jessica Perez, 25, is noteworthy for her effortless beauty and late start in modeling. A native of Costa Rica, Jessica Perez was discovered through Sports Illustrated’s model search in 2011.

Perez, and the other models of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, appeared on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman,’ for the issue’s cover unveiling this February. With spokesmodel opportunities and acting endeavors aplenty for her, Jessica Perez figures to be a fixture of future swimsuit issues.