SI Swimsuit Rookie Ellie Thumann Serves Summer Vibes in Cute Athleisure Set

The magazine’s newest model is manifesting warmer days ahead.
Ellie Thumann

Ellie Thumann was photographed in Puerto Rico by Derek Kettela. 


SI Swimsuit's newest rookie Ellie Thumann is clearly ready for summer, and we can’t get enough of the YouTuber’s sunny vibes.

The 21-year-old model and influencer posted a TikTok on Wednesday of herself sipping an iced coffee in a convertible with the sun shining on her face.

“A few more months till it’s best time of year again,” the on-screen text read.

Thumann used an audio clip from the romantic-drama series The Summer I Turned Pretty.

“For me, it was almost like winter didn’t count. Summer was what mattered,” the voiceover said. “My whole life was measured in summers. Like, I don’t really begin living until June, until I’m at that beach in that house.”

Thumann solidified the laid-back, casual vibes with an adorable athleisure set from Alo. She wore the brand’s Airbrush Streamlined Bra Tank ($64) in Infinity Blue/Black and a pair of athletic bottoms in the same light blue color.

“Living your best life we love to see it,” a fan wrote in the comments.

“105 days to be exact hehe🌊✨,” another person added.

“I love ur vibe 🦋🏝️🏝️🏝️,” someone else gushed.

Other followers were quick to point out what looked like a man’s arm clad in a white T-shirt in the corner of the video frame.

“ok ellie i see a boy . good for you !👀,” one person said.

“soft launch?” another individual quipped.

Meet Ellie Thumann—read the 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie’s full feature profile 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.