Melissa Wood-Tepperberg’s White Party Gown Featured a Major Ab-Baring Cut-Out

The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie attended Michael Rubin’s iconic star-studded event of the summer.
Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg secured an invite to the event of the summer and her look totally lived up to the occasion’s glamour. The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie attended Fanatics founder Michael Rubin’s iconic, star-studded white party for the Fourth of July along with fellow SI Swimsuit models like Brooks Nader, Kelsey Merritt, Winnie Harlow and Emily Ratajkowski, as well as A-list celebrities like Hailey and Justin Bieber. 

The 40-year-old model, who was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica earlier this year, wore a gorgeous white gown from Celia Kritharioti featuring a halter, criss-cross neckline and a major ab-baring cutout. The wellness and workout leader flaunted her toned midriff and arms and attended the event with her husband, Noah Tepperberg.

The couple share two young kids, Elanor and Benjamin.

Stylist Sofia Karvela added a sparkly Marina Raphael purse, nude stilettos and tons of gold accessories including necklaces, rings, Jenny Bird earrings, Noa Jewelry bangles and a body chain from KBH Jewels.

Makeup artist Cat Mignano opted for a full glam moment, including a glossy pink lip, feathered brows, rosy blush and a bronze eye look.

“Psa…If your friends aren’t hyping you up, they aren’t your real friends,” the MWH founder captioned an Instagram video of herself walking and dancing down a dock.

Her friend Mona Vand was heard hyping Wood-Tepperberg up by saying, “this is so good....yessss,” from behind the camera.

“How could i not … SO GOOD 💫😍 love you,” Vand commented.

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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.