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Stephen Colbert was on the cover of Sports Illustrated once, years ago, but it wasn’t exactly the Swimsuit Issue. So, when Colbert hosted swimsuit models Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson on The Late Show Monday night, he had them instruct him in the art of modeling. Colbert’s team produced multiple different backgrounds, and Graham and Clauson then gave the host tips for how to pose for each.

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First up was a picturesque tropical scene, which required an arched back and pursed lips. But following the idea that “you can be sexy anywhere,” Colbert changed to an Iceland background. The models’ tip was easy: cover your nipples. Then things got weird, with a black hole (“Try not to get sucked in”) and Hell (“Let’s take it to the ultimate location, where we’re all going in the end”). Even in the latter, however, they were able to pose as “sexy devils.”

The 2016 Swimsuit Issue is available now. Watch the full clip above.

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