Nina Cash’s Annual Christmas Gift Is a Self-Care Essential

The model and mom reminded her Instagram followers to get regular mammograms.
Nina Cash

Nina Cash.

’Tis the giving season, and 2024 SI Swimsuit rookie Nina Cash is gifting herself by taking charge of her well-being. The 57-year-old revealed in an Instagram reel on Dec. 18 that she makes sure to get her annual mammogram around this time every year.

“One of the gifts that I give myself every year without fail, especially when I turned 50, is a mammogram,” she said. “So I am at the Todd Cancer Center here in Long Beach for my annual exam.”

Cash then documented the process of walking inside and getting set up for her exam. The clip concluded with an important message: “Give yourself the gift of a mammogram.”

Plenty of the model and mom’s followers chimed in to the comments section to thank Cash for the wonderful healthcare reminder.

“Great message to share and self care gift Nina!!!” agency founder Noelle McCann cheered. “Proud of you!”

“You’re amazing ❤️,” model Acacia McBride gushed. “thank you for this.”

“So extremely important 💗🎀🌸,” the offical DK Swimwear account added.

“Glad you were doing this. A great gift. Years ago I had a scare. But because I caught it quickly it was just a very small surgery,” someone else shared.

Cash, a co-winner of the 2023 Swim Search, will appear in next May’s 60th anniversary SI Swimsuit Issue. She was recently photographed in Porto and the North, Portugal for the magazine.

Read more about Cash’s rookie photoshoot in Portugal here.

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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.