SI Swimsuit’s Newest Model Jennifer Atilémile Offers Her Top Tips for Confidence

The 2023 rookie answered fan questions on Instagram recently.
Jennifer Atilémile

Jennifer Atilémile was photographed by Derek Kettela in Puerto Rico. 

If Jennifer Atilémile is giving out confidence advice, we’re all ears. The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie recently did a Q&A-style “Ask Me Anything” session on her Instagram stories, and the model doled out some great insight.

The model not only shared how she manifested her SI Swimsuit Issue feature into reality, she also responded to whether or not she had any input in what she wore on set in Puerto Rico (she confirmed that yes, she did).

When a follower candidly asked, “Do you ever get down days about how you look?” the Australian-French model provided a heartfelt and honest response.

“omg yes, all the time,” she wrote. “confidence isn’t linear, and it has a lot to do with where I am in my cycle, what I’ve been eating & drinking, if I’ve been exercising and how much time I’ve been spending on social media (comparison really is the thief of joy).”

Atilémile noted that when her boyfriend notices her mood is down, he’ll suggest she take a social media break to clear her mind.

“I think as women we’re all too hard on ourselves, and my job as a model has made me super critical about every part of my appearance - even if nobody else can see it - because it’s my job,” she continued.

Atilémile admitted that she feels her best and most confident when she’s off her phone and is on vacation with the people that she loves.

Meet Jennifer Atilémile—read the 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie’s full feature profile here.

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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.