Sixtine’s Modeling Journey Is the Only Career Inspiration We Need

The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie reflected on her hard work on TikTok.


Sixtine, a rookie in the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue, recently reflected on her career trajectory on TikTok, and it’s giving us all the inspiration we need to reach for our own goals.

The clip began with a still image of the influencer throwing up a peace sign behind a bar wearing a black flapper dress. “bartending through college, living paycheck to paycheck, unsure if modeling will ever actually pick up,” was written across the screen. The photo then cut to a montage of video footage of Sixtine’s professional modeling career. Moments of the 25-year-old working in studios appeared, along with snippets of her on location with SI Swimsuit in Dominica.

“what a journey its been 🥹 im endlessly grateful for my silly little life #modellife #bloodsucker #vampiretrend,” she wrote in her caption.

Tons of the body neutrality influencer’s 803,000 followers on the platform piped in to the comments section to hype Sixtine up.


“Take this as proof to myself that it will work out the way it’s meant to be,” someone else added.

When another fan inquired about how Sixtine has managed to turn modeling into a career “that provides a livable wage,” she was happy to provide a response. “What helped me was having a job that’s closely related, like content creation,” she wrote.

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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.