Willie Geist's wife: Thanks, TODAY, for sending my husband to a bikini shoot!

Covering a Sports Illustrated photo shoot is an assignment most men only dream about. Unfortunately for Willie Geist, the segment of a lifetime aired on his wife Christina's birthday. So much for living the dream.

Thankfully, Christina has a good sense of humor about it. 

Someone+at+TODAY+has+graciously+aired+my+husband's+segment+w/the+SI+swimsuit+models+on+my+bday.+Thanks+guys!+At+least+it's+not+my+40th.

—+Christina+(@christinageist)+February+18,+2014+

In the spot, Willie rubbed shoulders with famous models like Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Petra Nemcova and learned a few lessons about strutting his stuff on the catwalk.

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After the previously taped story aired, Willie, reporting from Sochi, redeemed himself a bit.

"I had no business being there," he said with a smile. "I should have been at home with my wife and children."

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