Body Neutrality Influencer Sixtine Shares Her Unusual Form of Self-Care

The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie recently revealed her go-to way to unwind.


Self-care comes in many forms, and we always enjoy learning about different ways to prioritize our emotional, mental and spiritual well-beings. Sixtine, a rookie in the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue recently revealed a perhaps unconventional form of self-care that we think is worth repeating.

During a panel discussion at SI Swimsuit’s “Be You Women’s Empowerment Series,” presented by Maybelline, at the University of Cincinnati on Sept. 21, Sixtine shared that she defines “self-care” a little differently than the typical at-home spa day or hot girl walk.

“My self-care is going out. Like, I want to go to bars and dance with my friends,” she stated. “It’s the one moment in my life where I forget my phone exists.”

Sixtine has built a career as a model and influencer on both Instagram and TikTok, so it makes sense that her go-to form of self-care revolves around briefly disconnecting from technology. She also noted that her friend group helps to keep her grounded.

“[My friends are] normal people who are very separate from my industry, which is nice because they keep me from getting a big head. But my self-care is going out with them. I love my friends, they’re my biggest supporters. And so every possible chance, I am out dancing until 4 a.m., honestly, if you let me. It’s funny, I think a lot of people think ‘self-care,’ like, oh, you know, at home, a bubble bath, face masks, and I’m like, no, I want to go out.”

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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.