Fitness Influencer Katie Austin Stuns in Floral Bikini in 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue

The reigning co-Rookie of the Year posed for the magazine in the Dominican Republic.
Katie Austin

Katie Austin was photographed by James Macari in the Dominican Republic.

Katie Austin is back for her third year with SI Swimsuit after making a major impression in previous issues. She was named co-winner of the brand’s Swim Search open casting call in 2021, as well as ’22 co-Rookie of the Year (both alongside Christen Harper).

The 29-year-old certified fitness trainer and health coach was photographed for the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue in the Dominican Republic by James Macari. Austin shared an incredible photo from her full gallery Wednesday on Instagram, in which she donned a blue-and-white floral bikini by Andi Bagus. 

“seeing a sports illustrated logo on a photo of me will always feel surreal,” she admitted in her caption. “go grab yourself a copy of @si_swimsuit !!💫.”

“SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 2023 !!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on the magazine and see YOU in it!!! YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! Xoxo,” Austin’s mom, fitness guru Denise Austin, cheered for her daughter in the comments.

Most of the feedback on Austin’s photo was related to her fabulous bikini.

“my fav suit ever on you!!!! omg!!!! slayyyyy sister😍,” Gabriella Halikas gushed.

“THIS SUIT,” Ally Courtnall stated simply.

“This bikini 😍😍😍😍🔥🔥🔥,” Saje Nicole added.

“Sooo stunning and obsessed w this suit! ❤️,” Elizabeth Turner wrote.

View Katie Austin’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.