These 3 SI Swimsuit Models Offer Essential Tips for a Hot Girl Summer

Olivia Ponton, Ellie Thumann and Brooks Nader have some advice for the season ahead.
Olivia Ponton, Ellie Thumann and Brooks Nader

Olivia Ponton, Ellie Thumann and Brooks Nader.

The women of the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue celebrated the magazine’s launch at a red-carpet event at the Hard Rock Hotel in New York City on Thursday, and most of them spoke to the press after posing for photos.

Olivia Ponton, Ellie Thumann and Brooks Nader each stopped to chat with E! News and shared their best wisdom for enjoying a hot girl summer this season.

“To be unapologetically yourself and to just like, do it,” Ponton, who returned for her second year with the publication, stated. “Do it for the plot, do it for whatever.”

Thumann, a rookie in this year’s magazine, went practical with her advice.

“Wear your sunscreen,” she said while pointing at the camera.

One of four cover girls this year, Nader did not mince words when it came to her thoughts.

“Hot girl summer, I would say dump him if you don’t want to be with him, do you,” she offered.

The clip, which was posted to the official E! News Instagram account, garnered lots of feedback in the comments section.

“Love all these amazing women ❤️❤️,” Anna Redman applauded.

“live love ellie,” someone else quipped.

“Here for Olivia 😍,” another fan noted.

“Oh HIII❤️❤️❤️❤️,” Nader replied.

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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.