2023 SI Swimsuit Model Hailey Clauson Celebrates 28th Birthday Poolside in String Bikini

The 2016 cover star rang in her special day with a few swimsuit photos.
Hailey Clauson

Hailey Clauson.

Happy birthday, Hailey Clauson! The SI Swimsuit model has a lot to celebrate this year. In addition to ringing in her 28th birthday on Tuesday, Clauson will return to the magazine for her seventh year this spring.

The 2016 SI Swimsuit Issue cover model shared several photos of herself soaking up the sun at a pool on March 7. Clauson rocked a blue string bikini with an orange-and-white flower pattern in the pics. She wore JANTHEE’s Zorah Top ($100.03) and Amy Bottoms ($100.03) in the print Fiore Amato.

In the first one, she accessorized with a black cover-up around her waist and posed for the camera. Clauson showed off her swimsuit in the second photo and accessorized with a pair of white sunglasses. In the last snapshot, the model curled up on the cement next to the pool with one hand in her blonde hair.

“🎂✨🥂28🥂✨🎂,” she captioned her post simply. Clauson also tagged photographer Jullien Herrera and the Parker Palm Springs resort in Palm Springs, Calif.

Friends and fellow SI Swimsuit models were quick to wish Clauson a happy birthday in the comments.

“Happy birthday girl!!!♥️♥️♥️♥️,” wrote Kamie Crawford.

“happy birthday😍😍😍,” added Bojana Krsmanovic.

“Happy birthday baby,” gushed Rose Bertram.

The SI Swimsuit veteran recently returned from her photo shoot for the forthcoming May issue in the Dominican Republic. She shared several sneak peeks on set and behind-the-scenes content with fans on Instagram.

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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.