2023 SI Swimsuit Model Katie Austin Shares a Fave Look From the Dominican Republic

This year marks the fitness influencer’s third feature with the publication.
Katie Austin

Katie Austin.

After being named a Swim Search co-winner in 2021 and co-Rookie of the Year in ’22, Katie Austin returned to the SI Swimsuit Issue for her third year in a row this May. The health coach and certified fitness trainer posed for photographer James Macari in the Dominican Republic for the magazine.

On June 1, Austin, 29, shared one of her very favorite looks from her time on location on Instagram. She rocked a black-and-white one-piece swimsuit by Gil Rodriguez, paired with a sweet golden heart-shaped necklace by NOTTE.

“June 1st sure feels like SUMMER💫 one of my favorite @si_swimsuit looks this year🤍,” Austin wrote in her caption alongside the carousel of images in which she posed beachside.

@si_swimsuit mags are gracing your grocery stores, airports, bookstores, newsstands, etc ALL month long, so make sure you snag a copy🔥,” she later added. “great summer swimwear inspo thanks to @margotzamet !!”

Tons of the fitness influencer’s 388,000 IG followers hyped Austin up in the comments section.

“Just iconic! 🙌👏 so proud of you Katie!” Melissa Carcache wrote.

“wwwowowowowww,” applauded fellow 2023 SI Swimsuit model Olivia Ponton.

“KATIE, omg 🔥,” Payton Sartain exclaimed.

“Love love love!!!! Keep em coming!!! 😍,” a fan added.

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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.