Jessica Gomes. Picture: Derek Henderson/ David Jones

Jessica Gomes made a dazzling debut worthy of her new role as the face of David Jones on the runway in a figure-hugging swimsuit this time last year.

And with the retailer's spring-summer launch on Wednesday, the WA-raised bombshell said she went to great lengths to get her body bikini-ready again.

Though travelling non-stop recently between Europe, the US and Japan, Gomes, 28, said she has worked out no matter where she was and loved to share the results with fans on social media.

"I have come to love exercise," she said back in Australia this week. "I made it a focus because it makes me feel really good."

Gomes said she posted her routines, "smoothies and things" online to share with people who asked how she kept in shape.

As one of the world's top swimwear models, Gomes recently made a record eighth straight appearance in Sports Illustrated's annual swimwear edition.

And the former La Salle College student dubbed "curvy" in the industry says she is keen to look strong, not skinny, in this year's David Jones parade.

The West Australian

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