Olivia Ponton’s Rookie SI Swimsuit Shoot in Montenegro Was One for the Books

The TikTok star made her debut in Montenegro and returned to the 2023 issue for a feature in Dominica.
Olivia Ponton was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.

Olivia Ponton was photographed by James Macari in Montenegro.

TikTok star Olivia Ponton made her SI Swimsuit debut in 2022 with photographer James Macari in Montenegro. She returned to the magazine this year for a feature with Amanda Pratt in Dominica.

The 21-year-old has grown her social media following to 11.1 million followers across Instagram and TikTok through relatable content and being an inspiration to the young LGBTQ+ community.

“I am so blessed to have built a family of like-minded people around me who support everyone for who they are. Being a part of a community that is so accepting truly is an amazing feeling and brings so much joy to my life,” Ponton said about building her online presence and being an encouraging voice. “Being able to support and help others is such an amazing feeling and I feel blessed I get to do that.”

Below are six of our favorite photos from Ponton’s debut SI Swimsuit photo shoot.


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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.