2023 SI Swimsuit Rookie Ellie Thumann Rocks White One-Piece in Gorgeous IG Photos

The model casually paired her swimsuit with a backwards baseball cap.
Ellie Thumann

Ellie Thumann.

Ellie Thumann will make her SI Swimsuit Issue debut this May, and the model and YouTuber continues to provide the evidence of how great she looks in swimwear.

On April 10, the 21-year-old shared a collage of photos in which she wore a white one-piece swimsuit and accessorized with a backwards black baseball cap. The first black-and-white image showed off the model’s profile as she posed against a gorgeous mountain backdrop with palm trees in the foreground.

Thumann knelt down in one snap, while she provided a close-up of her swimsuit-clad hips in another. The model also stood on her tiptoes in the road as she gazed toward the mountain in the distance.

“almost as tall as the palm tree <3,” she wrote in her caption, and credited Oahu, Hawai’i-based photographer Esther with the snapshots.

“PUHHH WHAAAAA,” Hannah Meloche wrote in the comments.

“this is so 2014 tumblr,” a fan added.

“drop the workout routine,” someone else pleaded.

Plenty of Thumann’s 1.6 million followers piped in to inquire where she purchased her flattering swimsuit.

“Where is your swimsuit from? It’s really pretty ☺️,” one person noted.

Thumann previously styled the swimsuit in the same location with a straw cowboy hat.

Meet Ellie Thumann—read the 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie’s full feature profile here.

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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.