SI Swimsuit Rookie Ellie Thumann Goes All-Out for Taylor Swift’s ‘The Eras Tour’ Kickoff in Arizona

The 2023 SI Swimsuit model and her sister, Erin, have been Swifties forever.
Ellie Thumann.

Ellie Thumann.

Taylor Swift kicked off “The Eras Tour” in 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie Ellie Thumann’s home state of Arizona—if that’s not fate, then I don’t know what is.

The model shared adorable curated photos on Instagram and all the behind-the-scenes content on TikTok.

“How we doin swift city after last night, talk to me,” the 21-year-old captioned a March 18 carousel post she shared with her 1.6 million IG followers.

She wore the sparkly pink Samira Dress ($209) from Meshki, which featured translucent flared sleeves and a low cowl back. 

In perfect Thumann fashion, and with the help of stylists Danielle and Alix, she paired the mini dress with light pink cowboy boots and heart-shaped earrings. 

Thumann, who has been a Taylor Swift fan forever, attended the concert with her best friend, role model and older sister, Erin. The two first saw the “All Too Well” singer live several years ago.  

Thumann vlogged the process before the concert—including getting pumped the day before, choosing outfitstransition videos and tons of snippets during the three hour set. The sisters even made cocktails inspired by different Taylor Swift albums.

Thumann shared a TikTok of Swift’s monologue before she played “Betty” from her 2020 album, Folklore. 

“I just love the idea of men apologizing,” the 33-year-old said on stage with her guitar.

“The wisest words from the queen,” she captioned the video she shared with her 783,000 TikTok followers.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.