Molly Sims Shares Throwback From SI Swimsuit’s 2004 Launch Week

The model was featured in six editions of the magazine between 2000 and ’06.
Molly Sims.

Molly Sims.


Molly Sims is going old school. The six-time SI Swimsuit model shared a sweet throwback photo from the magazine’s 2004 issue launch party.

“One day you’re in your 20s on the red carpet, the next you’re feeding your sons bearded dragon worms… 🙄,” she captioned the Feb. 2 post and referenced her son Grey’s pet reptile. The 49-year-old is also mom to Scarlett and Brooks, whom she shares with husband Scott Stuber.

The Las Vegas actress made her SI Swimsuit debut in 2000 when she was photographed in Maui, Hawai’i. Her most recent photo shoot was in ’06 in Las Vegas. 

“So true,” a fan piped in the comments. “But the ride is worth it! Beautiful pic!!”

“House of Style to House of Reptile 🦎,” another quipped.

“You have hardly changed a bit from the Las Vegas days,” one fan chirped. “Kudos to your discipline and your marvelous genes.”

“From what I’ve seen you’re doing it well… keep it up,” another person added. “Hardest most rewarding (hopefully) job.”

Molly Sims attends the 2004 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit launch event.

Molly Sims attends the 2004 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit launch event.

Sims wore a low-back black-and blue-striped maxi dress to the February 2004 event in New York City. The Wrong Missy star has been in the modeling industry for three decades and has learned a thing or two on how to be thick-skinned and love herself.

“I know it sounds petty, but it’s a very mental thing. It’s why girls who leave the business automatically get heavy, because they can’t take it anymore,” she said in an interview with People in 2020. “That constant pressure—it’s just unhealthy. It creates an unhealthy body image. If you feel great in a size 20 or you feel great in a size 2 or 4 or 6 or whatever, it’s about how you feel about it.”

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Ananya Panchal

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.