Supermodel Chanel Iman was almost bitten by a primate while shooting her sexy spread for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.

The 23 year old posed with lemurs on the island of Madagascar for the shoot, but one of them nearly attacked her for a piece of fruit.

She tells the New York Post, "They're really soft and gentle, like cats. (But), I almost had a bite right between my boobs. It was my fault because I put a banana between the two of them. All you needed was a little food, and then they all jumped on you."