2023 SI Swimsuit Model Jasmine Sanders Says She’s ‘Never Felt More Comfortable and Confident’

The five-time franchise star traveled to Puerto Rico for this year’s photo shoot.
Jasmine Sanders

Jasmine Sanders was photographed by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico.

Jasmine Sanders returns to the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue for her fifth consecutive year with the franchise. After being named Rookie of the Year in ’19, the German-born model landed the magazine’s cover the very next year. For this year’s annual issue, Sanders posed for photographer Ben Watts in Puerto Rico.

The 31-year-old shared a stunning image from her full gallery on Instagram on Wednesday, documenting “chapter five” with the brand. Sanders donned a brown bikini by Monica Hansen Beachwear, a necklace by Brinker + Eliza, and bracelets and a ring by Jennifer Meyer in the photo.

“So grateful to be a part of the @si_swimsuit family and back in the #SISwim23 issue!” she wrote in her caption. “Even before I started modeling at 13 years old, #SISwimsuit was always something that I dreamed of being a part of.”

View Jasmine Sanders’s full 2023 SI Swimsuit gallery here.

Sanders went on to thank the SI Swimsuit team, including editor in chief MJ Day and stylist Margot Zamet, as well as the photographer and her glam team on location.

“I’ve never felt more comfortable and confident. I felt like I could simply just be me and shine,” she continued, later adding, “Thank you so much for welcoming me and allowing us to create something so special! ✨.”

Plenty of Golden Barbie’s 6.1 million Instagram followers chimed in to the comments section to hype her up.

“beautiful pic, beautiful soul 🩵,” Katrina Scott wrote.

“so so stunning!!!😍🔥🔥🔥,” Gabriella Halikas applauded.

“You look amazing !! 🔥🔥🔥,” Kelsey Merritt added.

Get ready for the hottest event of the year! The 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue is out now, and you won’t want to miss the Swimsuit Issue Launch Party. Secure your tickets now and join us for an unforgettable weekend of glamour, beauty and fun.

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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.