SI Swimsuit Photographer Shares Throwback Polaroids of Olivia Dunne in the Caribbean

The model and athlete worked with Ben Watts for this year’s publication in Puerto Rico.
Olivia Dunne

Olivia Dunne.

We truly can’t get enough behind-the-scenes content of Olivia Dunne in Puerto Rico. The NCAA athlete traveled to the Caribbean in January for her 2023 SI Swimsuit photo shoot, where she posed for photographer Ben Watts.

On June 7, Watts shared a selection of Polaroid photos on Instagram of the LSU gymnast from their time on location together. In the first vintage slide, Dunne posed in the sand while wearing a black cutout one-piece swimsuit with ring detail by È TIJEN. She was captured from various angles as she posed in a Gucci monokini, rocked a classic black one-piece by RIELLI and reached for the stars in a silver bikini by Entire Studios.

“The Polaroids @livvydunne x @si_swimsuit,” Watts wrote in his caption, while also crediting the SI Swimsuit team.

“So good,” Swim Search finalist Sharina Gutierrez applauded in the comments section.

“Love this 🔥👏❤️,” Lauren Deckert Argyrides added.

“OBSESSED 🔥😍,” one follower stated.

“Need a full behind the scenes gallery!” another fan pleaded.

While Dunne already has her SI Swimsuit feature and a successful 2023 gymnastics season under her belt so far this year, she appears to be back in the gym training for her senior season at LSU. Watch her show off her balance beam skills here.

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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.