SI Swimsuit Models React to Mady Dewey’s Stunning 2023 Rookie Photos

Current and former stars of the brand are showing nothing but love for the Swim Search winner.
Mady Dewey

Mady Dewey was photographed by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico.

Mady Dewey’s initial 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue photos have been revealed, and the brand’s fellow models could not be more supportive of the rookie.

The official SI Swimsuit Instagram account shared one of four exclusive images on the social media platform in a joint post with the 25-year-old model on Wednesday. Dewey, who was declared the winner of last year’s Swim Search open casting call, donned a gorgeous blue-and-orange crochet bikini top and matching bottoms by RUTT Australia. She posed for photographer Ben Watts in Puerto Rico.

Dewey’s brunette locks were worn loose and casually tossed over one shoulder, courtesy of hairstylist Anthony Cristiano. Makeup artist Bryan Zaragoza opted for fresh and (no pun intended) dewy skin.

“Yesss mady!!!!👏,” 2022 co-Rookie of the Year Katie Austin applauded.

“🙌🏾 @madydewey this is your time to shine!!! ✨✨✨,” Ashley Callingbull, who became the first Indigenous First Nations woman to be featured in the annual SI Swimsuit Issue last year, said.

“MY BABE OHHHHH MY GOD MY BEST FRIEND IS SO HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” exclaimed 2022 Swim Search finalist Sarafina El-Badry Nance.

“Absolutely stunning @madydewey,” three-time SI Swimsuit model Tanaye White declared.

“UNREAL BEAUTY❤️❤️❤️,” gushed 2023 SI Swimsuit model Brooks Nader.

“😍😍,” wrote 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie Ellie Thumann.

Meet Mady Dewey—read the 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie’s full feature profile here.

Get ready for the hottest event of the year! The 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue is just around the corner, and you won’t want to miss the Swimsuit Issue Launch Party. Secure your tickets now and join us for an unforgettable weekend of glamour, beauty and fun.

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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.