IG Recap: Miami Swim Week and Fourth of July Festivities

SI Swimsuit models have been living in bikinis this week.
Lorena Durán, Olivia Dunne and Brooks Nader.

Lorena Durán, Olivia Dunne and Brooks Nader.

Current and former SI Swimsuit models celebrated the Fourth of July with glamorous white parties or beach days and then jetted off to Florida for the SI Swimsuit Runway Show at Miami Swim Week.

Brooks Nader, 2023 SI Swimsuit cover star, shared her excitement for the catwalk later tonight and Lorena Durán admitted she’s laying out by the pool before her runway moment. Olivia Dunne got her tan on over the weekend, while Melissa Wood-Tepperberg and Kelsey Merritt attended Fanatics founder Michael Rubin’s star-studded white party.

You know the drill, here’s a recap of our favorite content from the week. Enjoy!

Lauren Chan

The 2023 rookie kicked off Miami Swim Week events with a livestream in partnership with Amazon.

Padma Lakshmi

The TV personality chatted about her SI Swimsuit shoot in Dominica on a podcast, and discussed why representation matters.

Kelly Gale

The 2017 SI Swimsuit model donned a sparkly, string bikini and classic beach waves for total Mermaidcore vibes.

Brooks Nader

The 2023 cover star is clearly ready to rock the runway in Miami.

Lorena Durán

You can find the three-time SI Swimsuit model out by the pool, taking stunning pics and sipping on a mango drink.

Olivia Dunne

The LSU gymnast and SI Swimsuit model celebrated the long weekend with a patriotic swimsuit and a fun beach day.

Kelsey Merritt

The fashion icon did not disappoint with her sparkly white party mini dress.

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

The 2023 rookie nailed her white party look and caught all the adorable BTS content.

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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.