Mady Dewey Honors SI Swim Icon Cheryl Tiegs During Miami Swim Week

The 2023 rookie strutted the catwalk in two incredible looks on Friday.
Mady Dewey

Mady Dewey.

Mady Dewey paid homage to an SI Swimsuit legend for her second runway show with the brand during Miami Swim Week. The 2023 magazine rookie wore a netted one-piece swimsuit by Navy Ray, reminiscent of the famous fishnet look that Cheryl Tiegs rocked in 1978. The 75-year-old supermodel appeared in a dozen SI Swimsuit Issues between ’70 and 2014. 

After walking the catwalk at the W South Beach on Friday night, Dewey shared a collage of photos of the look on Instagram along with a thoughtful caption.

“what an honor to walk @si_swimsuit & channel the ICONIC Cheryl Tiegs (see the last pic!!) with this suit by the incredible female swim brand @navyray !!” the 25-year-old wrote. “I’ll never be over this - cant wait to share more from the best night!! ✨🥹🫶.”

Tons of Dewey’s 10,000 followers on the platform hyped the model up in the comments section.

“SO SO SO SO SO PROUD OF YOU MY BB!!!!!!!” applauded 2022 Swim Search finalist Sarafina El-Badry Nance. “IM SCREAMING.”

“Literally iconic,” added 2022 co-Rookie of the Year Katie Austin.

“no one could’ve rocked this look better than YOU 😍😍,” observed 2023 rookie Sixtine.

“I wanna be you when I grow up,” Kerry Justich noted.

Dewey also wore a lime green bikini set and cover-up on the Miami Swim Week runway. See the pics 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.