2023 SI Swimsuit Rookie Ellie Thumann Offers Up 5 of Her Best Smoldering Looks

The YouTuber and model shared her go-to pose on Instagram.
Ellie Thumann

Ellie Thumann.


Ellie Thumann has been modeling since she was a young girl, when she walked the runways and did print work alongside her mother. It’s no surprise, then, that the 21-year-old YouTuber has her signature smolder perfected.

The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie showed off her go-to pose in a series of Instagram snaps on June 6. Each of the five photos showed a close-up of Thumann’s face in a similar state featuring a piercing look. In the first two images, she rocked a black halter top, gold hoop earrings and bronze glam. She peered back over her shoulder in another and rocked her blonde locks in voluminous waves in the final two slides.

“so damn serious,” she quipped in her caption to her 1.6 million adoring followers.

“Wowwww😍,” three-time SI Swimsuit model Katie Austin commented.

“So damn mysterious most of all,” added friend Hannah Meloche.

“sooo 90s supermodel,” a fan wrote.

“U crushed every single shot! 🙏🏽🤍,” another person applauded.

“Currently watching your sports illustrated launch video🤝🤝,” an additional follower stated.

Thumann posed for the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue in Puerto Rico, where she worked with photographer Derek Kettela. Her wardrobe on location was inspired by denim, so she modeled a number of blue jean looks.

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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.