Olivia Ponton Shares Heartfelt Thoughts on Returning to 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue

The TikTok influencer posed for this year’s magazine in Dominica.
Olivia Ponton

Olivia Ponton.

After an incredible rookie year in 2022, Olivia Ponton returned to the ’23 SI Swimsuit Issue with a spectacular photo shoot in Dominica with photographer Amanda Pratt.

Now that the annual magazine is on newsstands and models were honored with celebratory events in New York and Florida over the weekend, it appears the moment is really sinking in with Ponton. The model and TikTok influencer shared some sentimental thoughts about her return to the publication in an Instagram story.

The 20-year-old shared a collage of snaps from Hollywood, Fla., along with a sweet message written over top: “the best weekend i’ve had in a LONG time 🤍 surrounded by the most amazing and supportive angels evaaa.”

In another story, Ponton also shared a snap from her time on location in Dominica, in which she donned an incredible green tiled swimsuit by Ema Savahl Couture.

“@si_swimsuit @mj_day making my dreams come true 🥲 i process things rlly slow in my brain..and i'm slowly but surely processing this weekend n i’m CRYING,” she shared. “trying to understand how i got this lucky and blessed to be apart of such a intelligent and beautiful group of women 🤍.”

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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.