Weekly IG Recap: Engagements, Cross-Country Moves and Business Ventures

Tons of former and current SI Swimsuit models also snapped pics in their favorite bikinis this week.
Ellie Thumann, Christen Harper and Katie Austin.

Ellie Thumann, Christen Harper and Katie Austin.

This was a jam-packed week in SI Swimsuit model land. Katie Austin got engaged! Ellie Thumann moved across the country. Christen Harper is riding the wave of launching her swimwear line.

Camille Kostek, Molly Sims, Elle Macpherson, Jasmine Sanders, Nicole Williams-English, Olivia Culpo and Hannah Ferguson rocked adorable bikinis and caught some rays. It’s officially spring.

You know the drill—here’s a recap of some of our favorite Instagram posts of the week from current and former SI Swimsuit models.

Katie Austin

The 2022 co-Rookie of the year got engaged! Her fiancé Lane Armstrong set up the most beautiful beach proposal at sunset.

Christen Harper

The 2022 co-Rookie of the Year admitted her favorite print from her new swimsuit collection with B Swim is Dune.

Camille Kostek

The soon-to-be six-time SI Swimsuit model likes sipping piña coladas and getting caught in the rain... she also loves wearing pieces from the Camille Collection from Swimsuits for All.

Ellie Thumann

The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie and her older sister, Erin Thumann, packed up their lives in Arizona, where they grew up, and headed to North Carolina.

Molly Sims

The mom of three “assumed spring break position” in a green bikini and layered gold necklaces.

Jasmine Sanders

The German-born model rocked a teeny tiny black bikini in an outdoor shower. Major kudos to her cameraman for nailing her best angles.

Elle Macpherson

The supermodel paired her printed bikini with a robe and fuzzy boots. An odd combination, but nevertheless fashionable.

Nicole Williams-English

The new mom showed off her fabulous postpartum body and waded in a gorgeous pool surrounded by lush greenery.

Hannah Ferguson

The four-time SI Swimsuit model rocked a gingham bikini and trucker hat while proving she is the queen of mirror selfies.

Olivia Culpo

The former Miss Universe looked almost angelic while wearing a daring white one piece featuring multiple cut-outs.

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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.