Martha Stewart Is a 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue Cover Model

The entrepreneur, best-selling author, mother and grandmother posed for the magazine in the Dominican Republic.
Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart was photographed by Ruven Afanador in the Dominican Republic.

Martha Stewart is embracing 81 as the new 21. The Emmy Award-winning TV show host and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has built a lifestyle empire throughout her incredible career, and now, she’s embarking upon a new role as an SI Swimsuit Issue cover model.

Stewart posed for photographer Ruven Afanador at the Casa de Campo Resort & Villas in the Dominican Republic and becomes the oldest cover model in the magazine’s history. The mother, grandmother and best-selling author told SI Swimsuit that although she never really thinks about age, she did recognize the opportunity as a historic moment.

“When I heard that I was going to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, I thought, Oh, that’s pretty good, I’m going to be the oldest person I think ever on a cover of Sports Illustrated,” Stewart said. “And I don’t think about age very much, but I thought that this is kind of historic.”

Many of Stewart’s famous friendships span decades, and the entrepreneur isn’t concerned with age when it comes to creating lasting bonds.

“I have friends who are 90. I have friends who are 20,” she said. “That is a very, very good way to look at life because age is not the determining factor in terms of friendship, or in terms of success. But [rather] what people do, how people think, how people are—that’s what’s important.”

Martha Stewart was photographed by Ruven Afanador in the Dominican Republic.

Martha Stewart was photographed by Ruven Afanador in the Dominican Republic.

You can view the 2023 photo shoot for Martha Stewart 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.