Penny Lane Joins SI Swimsuit for 60th Anniversary Issue

The model, actress and certified holistic health coach posed for the annual magazine in Portugal.
Penny Lane

Penny Lane was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. 

As a co-winner in the 2023 Swim Search open casting call, Penny Lane will officially join the SI Swimsuit family as a rookie with the release of this year’s 60th anniversary issue in May.

The model, actress and certified holistic health coach recently traveled to Porto and the North, Portugal, for her photoshoot, where she posed in the southern European country for Ben Watts. The 29-year-old told SI Swimsuit she’s “gratified, euphoric and proud” to be featured in the pages of this year’s magazine.

“It’s been, honestly, this whole experience up until this point, I haven’t believed it,” Lane said while on location. “It still feels like it’s sinking in today. And the first shot that we got, I think I was like, ‘Oh wow, this is actually real, it’s happening and I’ve actually done it.’ It’s a really amazing experience to feel like I’ve come throughout this whole journey to this point now. It’s been 10 years [in the making], and it’s been incredible, like an amazing journey up to this point, but it means so much to me. So it just feels like I’m just filled with gratitude.”

Beyond fulfilling her own hopes and dreams by landing in the pages of SI Swimsuit, Lane hopes that through sharing her own story, she will inspire other women to live their own lives to the fullest.

“I want women to understand that achieving confidence and balance took time and patience for me,” she said. “My path involved deep self-discovery, and I aim to share the most significant discovery of my life so far. I hope that, by witnessing my journey, women will realize that striving to be their happiest and most balanced selves will, in turn, bring out the most beautiful version of themselves. It’s about embracing a holistic approach to well-being that goes beyond the surface, fostering inner strength and radiance.”

Read more about Penny Lane’s 2024 SI Swimsuit photoshoot here.

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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.