Weekly IG Recap: Bikini Season and Red Carpet Glamour

SI Swimsuit models set out to tan on beaches or wow at formal affairs this week.
Ashley Graham, Camille Kostek and Ciara.

Ashley Graham, Camille Kostek and Ciara.

SI Swimsuit models really can do both: stun in a teeny tiny bikini on a beach and pivot to a stunning ball gown, full face of glam, heels and elegant jewelry.

Lindsey Vonn and Ashley Graham reunited at the Time 100 Gala. Ciara, Kelsey Merritt and Jasmine Sanders served major legs at the Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards. And, as always, models including Ellie Thumann, Sixtine Rouyre, Camille Kostek, Katie Austin and more posted breathtaking swimsuit photos.

Here’s a recap of what current and former SI Swimsuit models were up to this week.

Leyna Bloom

The 2021 SI Swimsuit Issue cover star announced her return to this year’s magazine with a breathtaking video from her photo shoot in Dominica.

Ashley Graham

The mom of three rocked a funky spiky black gown and totally slayed the red carpet at the TIME100 Gala.

Ellie Thumann

The 2023 rookie channeled Pamela Anderson in Baywatch in a sweet low-back bright red one-piece.

Sixtine Rouyre

The 2023 rookie and TikTok star was a total vision in blue in a balconette-inspired bikini top and matching high-waisted bottoms.

Lindsey Vonn

The Olympic skier stunned in a strapless red gown featuring a mermaid silhouette and asymmetrical neckline.


The “Da Girls” singer delivered a completely showstopping look on the red carpet of the Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards. She wore a MÔNOT off-the-shoulder gown including a mesh corset-inspired bodice and two leggy slits.

Kelsey Merritt

The influencer rocked a hot pink cocktail dress featuring a dramatic bow and one-sided train. Her matching stilettos were even more gorgeous.

Jasmine Sanders

The 2019 Rookie of the Year channeled Tinker Bell with a fairy-esque sleek hairstyle and a magnificent green dress featuring the trending skinny scarf neckline.

Camille Kostek

In anticipation of the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue dropping next month, the 2019 cover star shared a stunning trio of pics from her photo shoot in St. Croix last year.

Katie Austin

The 2022 co-Rookie of the Year is also gearing up for magazine launch season. She shared a sneak peek of behind the scenes snaps from her 2023 photo shoot in the Dominican Republic earlier this year.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.