The special premieres on the PEN Network on Monday

By Andy Gray
Updated November 11, 2016 at 05:26 PM EST
PEN Network

Every SI Swimsuit fan dreams of one day being whisked off to paradise for a photo shoot with one of our supermodels. And while we can’t quite give you that access, we have the next best thing: SI Swimsuit 2016: Breaking Barriers!

The documentary airs on People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) on Monday, Nov. 14, as part of PEN’s inaugural Sexiest Week Alive theme week and takes you behind the scenes for the making of the 2016 SI Swimsuit Issue. The show details the months-long process that goes into shooting the issue, including everything from Chrissy Teigen’s one-of-a-kind bedazzled bikini bottom (see the video above) to Ashley Graham explaining why smaller bikinis fit her best (below).

Creating a swimsuit issue is hard work, and with Breaking Barriers, viewers will get a first-hand look at all that goes into the issue. To watch, go to, or download the PEN app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices.