Influencer and Model Ellie Thumann Opens Up About the Positive Impact of Hot Girl Walks

The model and influencer’s fave pastime is great for both physical and mental health.
Ellie Thumann

Ellie Thumann.

We already know that Ellie Thumann loves a good hot girl walk. The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie often shares TikTok content with her headphones on as she’s out on a stroll.

The 22-year-old model and influencer recently participated in a project with photographer Kelsey Hale, which dove into her fave pastime. Hale documented Thumann on a stroll through the city, which she shared in an Instagram post on Nov. 30.

“Hot girl walks mean a lot to me because I consider it to be an empowering part of my routine that not only helps my mental health, but also my physical health, and being able to be outdoors, listening to my favorite music and getting my steps in!” Thumann told Hale of her routine. “It’s a consistent part of my routine, no matter where I am in the world traveling and it helps me feel motivated, confident and at peace with myself!”

The project also included a series of still images of Thumann, who was captured in Los Angeles as she walked around the city. The model is always candid with her Instagram and TikTok followers about her mental health, and documents not only the highs but also the lows

“I’ve gone through a lot of different changes with my own mental health, my own physical body and everything, but showing up as the healthiest version of myself is such a priority to me, especially after a time recently where I struggled with that,” Thumann told SI Swimsuit while on location during her rookie photoshoot in Puerto Rico. “Feeling strong and healthy is most important to me inside and out and mentally and physically, and I finally feel like that, and so I’m very proud to show that.”

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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.