2023 SI Swimsuit Issue Rookie Melissa Wood-Tepperberg Rocks Full Leopard Dolce & Gabbana Look

The MWH founder donned a crop top, pants and opera gloves in a bold animal print.
Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg donned a head-to-toe leopard Dolce & Gabbana ensemble, including a crop top, matching pants and coordinated opera gloves, for the 2023 SI Swimsuit launch party concert with cover star Kim Petras on Friday.

The 40-year-old mom of two shared a hotel room photo shoot of her bold and beautiful look as she sprawled out on a huge bed and snapped photos with her spread in the magazine. Wood-Tepperberg posed for Yu Tsai in Dominica for the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue.

“Hotel room diaries in @dolcegabbana bringing out my wild side with @si_swimsuit 🐆,” Wood-Tepperberg wrote in her caption. She also credited stylist Sofia Karvela.

Plenty of the workout and wellness leader’s 1 million IG followers chimed in to the comments section to hype up Wood-Tepperberg.

“This look… insane🔥,” 2022 co-Rookie of the Year Katie Austin gushed.

“You looked sooooo hot,” added fellow ’23 rookie Jennifer Atilémile.

“Who did the creative direction bc it’s pretty fire too 🙋🏻‍♀️,” another follower observed.

“GIRL THIS LEWK 🐆,” someone else applauded.

“This is the best outfit that anyone has ever worn in the history of outfits🙌🏼,” one fan stated.

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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.