Katie Austin Can’t Wait for the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue Release in May

The 2022 co-Rookie of the Year shared some behind the scenes pics on Instagram.
Katie Austin

Katie Austin.

Katie Austin is getting antsy. The fitness influencer, who was named last year’s co-Rookie of the Year, wrapped up her 2023 SI Swimsuit photo shoot earlier this year and has been on the edge of her seat ever since.

She shared another series of gorgeous behind the scenes snapshots from the Dominican Republic and gushed about how excited she is for the magazine’s release next month.

@si_swimsuit ’23 cannot come soon enough✨ more BTS of my shoot this year in the beautiful Dominican Republic🌊,” the 29-year-old wrote.

Austin was all smiles wearing a hot pink stringy bikini and purple sun visor in the first snap. In the next slide, she donned a blue-and-white floral two-piece and posed in a beach chair. In another pic, she showed off her silly side and was captured crawling on a green table.

Austin, who recently got engaged to fiancé Lane Armstrong, also included a fun on-set dancing video with the glam team, including makeup artist Tracy Murphy and hairstylist Adam Maclay.

“LOVEEE ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥,” commented fellow SI Swimsuit model Katrina Scott.

“Slayyyy,” added Dr. Kristina Telhami.

“CUTEST,” one fan gushed.

Austin previously posted an adorable on-set video of herself dancing to “Moment 4 Life (feat. Drake)” by Nicki Minaj in February.

“ON SET WITH @si_swimsuit BABY!!! Year 3 and it’s still a pinch me moment,” she wrote. “A moment for life!! So so grateful to be here in the Dominican Republic truly living my DREAM can’t wait to share more of my 2023 with you all❤️.”

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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.