2023 SI Swimsuit Rookie Sixtine’s Advice for Rocking Swimwear This Summer

The body neutrality influencer shared her inspirational thoughts on TikTok.


Our favorite body neutrality content creator, Sixtine, is back with more encouraging advice for embracing yourself just as you are. The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie responded to a negative TikTok trend with wise words for wearing a bikini or one-piece with confidence this summer.

“Let this serve as your reminder: do not waste your summer because you’re afraid of what you look like in a swimsuit,” Sixtine stated. “It is so not that serious. I guarantee you, no one is looking at you or thinking about you or thinking about how that one stomach roll rolls, because they’re too busy thinking the same things about themselves.”

In the clip, Sixtine rocked an adorable brown-and-white striped bikini with her hair held back in a messy updo.

“You do not need to be a size 0, ultra-skinny, flat stomach to wear a swimsuit... All this to say, every body is a bikini body. Let yourself live,” she later reminded her followers, many of whom chimed in to the comments with gratitude.

“always so heartbroken by how much the patriarchy still has SUCH a grip on so many of us. thank you for doing you 🫶🏼,” one person wrote.

“Thank you so much for this ❤️,” another fan added.

“thank you for saying this!” someone else applauded. “absolutely need to keep hearing it over and over again from amazing women like you 🖤.”

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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.