Jennifer Atilémile Calls Posing for 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue Career-Defining Moment

The magazine rookie thoughtfully reflected on her feature in this year’s issue.
Jennifer Atilémile

Jennifer Atilémile.

A rookie in the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue, Jennifer Atilémile posed for the magazine in Puerto Rico, where she worked with photographer Derek Kettela. The Australian-French model’s styling on set embraced denim, so Atilémile rocked a number of jean swimsuits, including an incredible overall-style one-piece by Chloe Rose.

After attending magazine launch week events in New York and Florida May 18 through 21, Atilémile reflected on her experience and shared an Instagram snapshot from her full gallery rocking the aforementioned swimsuit on the beach.

“Every model searches for a defining moment in their career, and for me this is certainly one of those moments,” she wrote in her May 31 post of her SI Swimsuit feature. “When I left Australia in 2017 to chase my delusional dreams this was always a goal of mine. This achievement represents resilience, hard work, and, self love.”

The model went on to express her gratitude for the overall experience and for the ability to show up as her true self: “Grateful for everyone who keeps me going, and grateful that I think, I’ve remained authentic to myself,” she wrote.

“Beautiful words beautiful girl,” Yasmín Moon applauded in the comments.

“Yesssss!!!! 👏👏👏,” Sharina Gutierrez added. “Shine bright love 👏.”

“You’re so deserving of this 🤍,” Sara Smith stated.

Meet Jennifer Atilémile—read the 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie’s full feature profile 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.