Iconic Celebrity Makeup Artist Sends Birthday Wishes to Erin Heatherton with Breathtaking SI Swimsuit Throwback Photos

The model was featured in the magazine in 2015 and ’16.
Erin Heatherton.

Erin Heatherton.

Erin Heatherton just turned 34, and celebrity makeup artist Joanne Gair shared the sweetest Instagram message to celebrate the model’s birthday. She included a series of stunning photos and video from Heatherton’s 2016 photo shoot in Zanzibar.

“Happy Birthday 2023 sweetheart 🥳 & loving wishes always,” Gair wrote. “You are always this beautiful ray of ☀️ joy & sunshine 🌞 @erinheathertonlegit 🥰 🎂🥂💓Happy adventures shared in #Zanzibar #Tanzania #Africa 👌 on a fabulous @RuvenAfanador 📷 shoot for @si_swimsuit 👙👙👙 with the most delightful team.”

Heatherton’s natural blonde curls were left loose with shorter pieces in the front. Gair kept the model’s glam to a minimum and allowed her freckles to shine through a layer of pink blush.

Heatherton posed nude with only a large green leaf covering her chest in the first few snaps of carousel post. In a later video, the model draped chunks of sea moss over herself and danced for the camera. She also donned a skimpy orange bikini and climbed a tree for another snap.

The model first posed for SI Swimsuit in 2015, but she made her industry debut long before that. She walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret in 2008 and was a VS Angel from 2010 to ’13.

Heatherton and Karol Kocemba tied the knot in January in a gorgeous traditional Jewish ceremony surrounded by friends and family. The two met on Hinge in 2018 and went to a workout class for their second date. They now own and run a Pilates studio in Chicago called Resistance

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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.