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. 



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.


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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