SI Swimsuit Photographer Shares 5 Sensational Photos of Duckie Thot in Montenegro

James Macari offered up a flashback to last year’s feature with the model.
Duckie Thot

Duckie Thot.

As the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue gets closer and closer to hitting newsstands, photographer James Macari is clearly feeling nostalgic. The shutterbug shared a collage of images from Duckie Thot’s photo shoot in Montenegro last year.

The April 17 Instagram post included five gorgeous images of the South Sudanese-Australian model. In one snap, Thot wore a gorgeous rose gold bikini by Nessy Swim. She also donned a black lacy cut-out swimsuit by HAUS OF PINKLEMONAID, a bright orange strappy bikini by Seven Swim, a vibrant red-orange set by OOKIOH and AYA Label, and a gold string bikini by Vitamin A.

Macari captioned his post simply, “@duckiethot for @si_swimsuit shot in #montenegro🇲🇪.” He also tagged makeup artist Christyna Kay and hairstylist DJ Quintero.

“So beautiful! 😍😍😍😍,” one person commented.

“😍😍😍😍 sooo good James 🔥🔥🔥,” another fan added.

Thot called working with Macari “an honor” in an Instagram post last May. In addition to her work with SI Swimsuit, Thot has starred in campaigns for Fenty Beauty and has walked the runway for Yeezy. She was also a cast member on Season 8 of Australia’s Next Top Model.

Find 12 of our personal favorite images from Thot’s photo shoot in Montenegro here. You can also view the full gallery of pictures 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.