Weekly Instagram Recap: Career Moves and Heartfelt Messages

SI Swimsuit models celebrated major personal and professional milestones this week.
Emily Ratajkowski, Alexis Ren and Chrissy Teigen.

Emily Ratajkowski, Alexis Ren and Chrissy Teigen.

This was certainly an exciting week in SI Swimsuit model land.

Katie Austin celebrated five years of her fitness app, while Hunter McGrady shared an update on baby No. 2. Gigi Robinson published a children’s book, and Alexis Ren and Emily Ratajkowski appeared on the covers of theMagazine and POP, respectively.

Several former and current models celebrated some exciting milestones over the past few days and took their Instagram followers along for the ride.

Here are some highlights from a busy week.

Katie Austin

The fitness influencer celebrated five years of the Katie Austin App, the model’s workout and lifestyle platform.

Hunter McGrady

The mom of two gave fans a much-awaited update on her adorable new baby girl, Ava, and shared the sweetest snippets of her alongside big brother Hudson.

Alexis Ren

The 2018 SI Swimsuit model graced the cover of theMagazine and got to try out some fun bejeweled makeup.

Gigi Robinson

The Swim Search finalist published a children’s book called A Kids Book About Chronic Illness.

Gabriella Halikas

The self-proclaimed “CEO of confidence” shared another set of incredible tips for how to feel, act and look your best and “own every room you walk into.”

Emily Ratajkowski

The My Body author debuted a pixie cut wig on the cover of POP magazine’s upcoming issue.

Chrissy Teigen

The mom of three tried a Korean corndog for the first time and couldn’t stop raving about it.

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie indulged in a mountain escape away from busy New York City.

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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.