Paralympic Gold Medalist Brenna Huckaby Just Provided the Confidence Boost We All Need

The one-time SI Swimsuit model dished up great advice in a navy blue bikini.
Brenna Huckaby

Brenna Huckaby.

We always can rely on professional snowboarder Brenna Huckaby for a dose of inspiration. The three-time Paralympic gold medalist’s advice in a Instagram post from Thursday is a perfect mantra for confidence.

In the video clip, Huckaby stood in front of a mirror in a navy blue bikini.

“Every time I go in public, people stare at me and I pretend it’s because I’m beautiful and gorgeous, not because I have one leg,” she said.

After being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma at age 14, Huckaby’s right leg was amputated. She then developed a love of snowboarding as a form of post-surgery rehabilitation.

“So this is the confidence boost you need: when people stare at you for wearing your thing, doing your thing, remember it’s because you have a big ’ol booty and you a cutie,” she continued. “Go get it girl!”

Tons of Huckaby’s 118,000 followers chimed in to the comments section to hype up the mom of two.

“Every time you wear my swim I eeeek of joy . Ily,” 2023 SI Swimsuit model Camille Kostek wrote.

Huckaby is wearing the Julia Crinkle Underwire Bikini Set ($43.60) from Kostek’s Swimsuits for All collection.

“You are 🔥,” surfer and one-time SI Swimsuit model Alana Blanchard applauded.

“Love you so much!” a fan added. “You’re such an inspiration 💛🤩.”

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.