Take a Behind the Scenes Look at Olivia Dunne’s 2023 SI Swimsuit Photo Shoot

Photographer Ben Watts provided exclusive photos from Puerto Rico.
Olivia Dunne

Olivia Dunne was photographed by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico. 

Athlete and influencer Olivia Dunne traveled to Puerto Rico in January for her forthcoming SI Swimsuit Issue feature, where she was photographed by Ben Watts.

On Thursday, the shutterbug shared a few behind the scenes photos from Dunne’s editorial debut on Instagram. In the first snap, the 20-year-old LSU gymnast grinned for the camera while wearing a strappy black swimsuit.

She embraced her mom, Katherine, in one photo and was captured while wrapped up in a towel and grinning ear-to-ear in another. Watts also included a group snapshot with the Swim Team, and Dunne modeled a one-shouldered bikini in the final photo as she threw a fist out toward the camera lens.

“Bts story from @livvydunne x @si_swimsuit in new @people check it ….. here’s some snaps plus the crew,” the photographer wrote in his caption. He also shouted out the creative team, including SI Swimsuit editor in chief MJ Day and fashion editor Margot Zamet, as well as producer Cindi Blair, makeup artist Bryan Zaragoza and hairstylist Anthony Cristiano.

“you’re the best!✨,” Dunne gushed in the comments section.

“Love this!” the official SI Swimsuit IG account added.

“Amazing 👏👏👏,” 2023 Swim Search finalist Sharina Gutierrez wrote.

“Loveee this❤️❤️,” another follower applauded.

Meet Olivia Dunne—read the 2023 SI Swimsuit model’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.