2023 SI Swimsuit Rookie Nicole Williams English Encourages Fans to ‘Never Give Up on Your Dreams’

The model is only the second visibly pregnant woman to pose for the publication in history.
Nicole Williams English

Nicole Williams English was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica.

After posing for the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue at seven months pregnant, rookie Nicole Williams English is sharing her thoughts on her incredible journey to this year’s publication. 

The entrepreneur and former WAGS star, who modeled for photographer Yu Tsai in Dominica, shared a stunning image from her full gallery on Instagram on Wednesday. In the snap, Williams English donned a stunning silver sequined bikini by Heart of Sun. 

“Dreams do come true 🫶🏼 If only my 16 year old self could have a glimpse of what’s to come for her future. THIS IS BEYOND MY WILDEST DREAMS!!,” the new mom gushed in her caption. Just two months after her photo shoot, Williams English and her husband, Larry English, welcomed a baby girl named India Moon.

Williams English went on to share that she’d dreamed of being part of the SI Swimsuit family for 20 years before making her career goal a reality.

“17 years later, here I am…married, pregnant with our first baby girl and a FREAKING SI ROOKIE!!!" she noted.

Tons of the model’s 2.3 IG followers cheered her on in the comments section.

“You are beautiful!!! ❤️,” Anna Lahey applauded. “inside & out!”

“You are so inspiring !! Ahhh this makes me so happy you are incredible 😍😍😍,” Kyra Lizama exclaimed.

“So GORGEOUS!!! ❤️❤️,” Olivia Pierson added.

Williams English concluded her post with a powerful and inspiring statement: “I don’t know who needs to hear this but never give up on your dreams… ever.”

View Nicole Williams English‘s full 2023 SI Swimsuit gallery 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.