Chrissy Teigen Back in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue After Baby: Watch Her Photo Shoot

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Chrissy Teigen celebrates the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 at Launch Event on Aug.18, 2015 in Los Angeles.

"The tinier the suit, the smaller and hotter you look."

Chrissy Teigen is returning to Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue for the first time since having a baby with John Legend last year and said it feels like she's back in her element.  

Teigen and Legend welcomed their daughter Luna Simone Stephens just nine months ago on April 14, 2016, but there's nothing traditionally motherly about her beachside attire. 

"The tinier the suit, the smaller and hotter you look," Teigen said. 

In a new behind-the-scenes video, the Lip Sync Battle host admitted she was uncertain about her return to swimsuit modeling but it appears she quickly became comfortable posing in the sand again. 

"For a mother, it's nice to be able to be back in your element and it's so important to my well being that I come out here and I'm able to do this," she added. 

Watch the video here: