Rookie Nicole Williams English Posed for the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue While Pregnant

The entrepreneur’s photo shoot in Dominica took place just two months before she gave birth to daughter India Moon.
Nicole Williams English

Nicole Williams English was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica. 

Nicole Williams English is a 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie, and the model and entrepreneur posed for the magazine in Dominica at seven months pregnant. She and her husband, former NFL star Larry English, welcomed their daughter, India Moon, in January after a long journey with IVF. 

The couple, who tied the knot in 2017, have been very open about their path to parenthood. They even announced the news of their pregnancy with SI Swimsuit last summer on the runway during Miami Swim Week. Williams English, who has dreamed of posing for SI Swimsuit for decades, revealed to the publication that sharing the opportunity with her daughter was sweeter than she ever imagined.

“The fact that I’m actually a rookie and shooting while pregnant, it’s just really cool to know that my baby girl is going through this with me and that one day she’s gonna look back and see all these photos and know that she was shooting for SI with mama,” Williams English told SI Swimsuit.

She called her time on location with photographer Yu Tsai an absolute dream and noted that she hopes people will be inspired to chase their own dreams after seeing her photos and hearing her story of perseverance.

“I hope that I can inspire people and show a part of me, especially being pregnant doing this,” Williams English said. “To be able to show my daughter this and to be able to tell her the story of how I got here and how hard I worked to get here and how this was my biggest dream and my biggest goal and to tell her to chase her dreams and never give up, this is just so special.”

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