Sixtine Embraces Nature in Dominica for Rookie Year in 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue

The model celebrated her 25th birthday on set in the Caribbean.

Sixtine was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominica.

Model and body neutrality influencer Sixtine joins the SI Swimsuit family as a rookie this year. She posed for the publication in Dominica with photographer Yu Tsai.

The 25-year-old shared a gorgeous image from her full gallery on Instagram on Monday. She donned a gorgeous olive green bikini as she posed in lush greenery on the Caribbean island. Sixtine held a palm frond partially in front of her body and accessorized with a chunky shell necklace. 

“PINCH ME BECAUSE LAUNCH DAY IS OFFICIALLY HERE 🤗🫶🏼,” she wrote in her caption. “it’s been almost 6 months since shooting this on my birthday and I still can’t believe this isn’t just a dream. so grateful to be part of the @si_swimsuit family 🖤 .”

“Taking birthday suit to a whole other level!!!!!!!” editor in chief MJ Day quipped in the comments. Sixtine celebrated her 25th birthday on location with the SI Swimsuit team. “Congratulations gorgeous!!!!!”

“yessss congratulations,” Olivia Ponton applauded.

“so beautiful!!! love that suit color with your eyes!!!😍,” Gabriella Halikas gushed.

“TOOOOOOO HOT,” added fellow rookie Mady Dewey.

Meet Sixtine Rouyre—read the 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie’s full feature profile here.

View Sixtine’s entire 2023 gallery 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.