2023 SI Swimsuit Rookie Sixtine Still Isn’t Over This Natural Look, and Neither Are We

The influencer posed for this year’s magazine in Dominica, where she worked with photographer Yu Tsai.


A rookie in the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue, 25-year-old influencer Sixtine traveled to Dominica for her feature, where she posed for photographer Yu Tsai. The styling on location was inspired by Mother Nature herself, and the model wore one of the most jaw-dropping bikinis we’ve ever seen.

The MilkBaby Bikini two-piece featured two green leaves as the top and bottom, which were strung on Sixtine’s body with brown ties. On Thursda, the body neutrality influencer shared a selection of photos in the swimsuit on Instagram.

“will simply never get over this look 🌴 @si_swimsuit,” she wrote in her caption.

“Me either,” commented 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue cover star Brooks Nader.

“Never it’s one of my faves,” added fellow rookie Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

“literally my fav look from @si_swimsuit ❤️,” someone else applauded.

“Such a beautiful soul,” Swim Search finalist Sharina Gutierrez declared.

Sixtine previously told SI Swimsuit the “giant palm leaf” look was one of her favorites she got to model while on location. 

“That was really fun because most swimsuits are just like on the more basic level, a couple fancy straps here and there,” she said of the natural look. “But that one, I was just like, ‘That’s cool.’”

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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.