Kim Alexis Proves She Looks Great in Goggles With Throwback SI Swimsuit Photo

The supermodel was a repeat star of the publication throughout the 1980s.
Kim Alexis

Kim Alexis.

Model and actress Kim Alexis posed for the SI Swimsuit Issue six times between her debut in 1982 and her most recent feature in ’88. During that time, she traveled everywhere from Kenya to Jamaica to Australia with the brand.

On Monday, the 62-year-old shared a throwback from her mid-1980s feature in Aruba with photographer Paolo Curto that perfectly depicts her adventurous attitude. Alexis donned a shiny black one-piece swimsuit by Norma Kamali with ultra high-cut hips, which she accessorized with yellow scuba goggles. The model struck a pose with a hand on one hip, while the other rested on her thigh.

“Beach days are ALWAYS fun! Can you believe they made me wear these goggles... Who looks good in goggles? 🤣📸 @si_sportsillustrated @sportsillustrated,” Alexis playfully wrote to her 19,900 Instagram followers.

“You look great with the goggles,” one person applauded. “Apparently that’s why you were chosen to wear them. Such natural beauty. 💕.”

“Another photo that I remember,” someone else reflected.

“That’s because the goggles are SWAG,” another fan observed.

“You do. You look good in goggles. However, I think you’re part of the 1% [that] does. 😁,” an additional follower noted.

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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.