Karla Souza really wanted to be on the cover of GQ Mexico, but it took some time for the How to Get Away With Murder star to agree to a photo shoot.
"They wanted me in a bra and panties but I was like, 'I don't want to do the bra and panties on a bed thing,'" Souza told me at the InStyle Awards. "I wanted sophisticated, fancy, nice and beautiful and sexy, but not that. After a year, they were like, 'OK!' Luckily, they said yes to bathing suits and things I felt more comfortable in."
That doesn't mean she wasn't willing to show some skin. Souza absolutely stuns on the cover in a bustier and strappy bikini bottoms.
"They had done a lot of the fully naked kind of covers in Mexico," she said. "A lot of my fellow actresses had done that so that was the magazine's thing. They said that's what sells but then they told me my issue sold."