SI Swimsuit Rookie Sixtine Rouyre Reveals Her Secret to Getting a ‘Bikini Body’

The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie started the series during the pandemic in search of the perfect mid-size bikini.
Sixtine Rouyre

Sixtine Rouyre.

Sixtine Rouyre is speaking facts once again on TikTok. The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie shared an inspiring video on April 11 about how to achieve a bikini body. She also teased that she will be restarting her platform-favorite Swimsuit Series.

“Everything you need to be doing in the next six weeks to get the perfect summer bikini body,” the 25-year-old began the video. “Just kidding. The only thing you need to have a bikini body is a bikini.”

Rouyre explained how she began to rise on TikTok during the pandemic as she went on a hunt to find the best mid-size swimsuits and documented the entire process.

“Hi, my name is Sixtine. I am a size 10 curve model. Two years ago, I gained a large majority of my following on this app through doing what I call the ‘Swimsuit Series,’” she explained. “Basically, I was trying to find swimsuits that fit bodies that aren’t necessarily size zero, standard, model-esque body type but also not fully plus size.”

View the results of her months of research and try-ons here.

“At the time, I felt like there was a gap in swimsuits that had enough coverage without looking like it was a mom swimsuit,” Rouyre continued. “Since it’s been two years, I’m going to start the Swimsuit Series again but I want to know what you guys want me to try. I will try literally any brand. I would love to try more small, women-owned brands, but I will try anything.”

Today, the Texas native and New York resident has amassed more than 900,000 followers across TikTok and Instagram and has built her brand around being a body neutrality influencer.

“I kind of became known for swimsuits, which is like a full-circle moment for me to be shooting for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit,” she told the magazine. “The Swimsuit Series honestly helped me get more confident in a way that I didn’t anticipate.”

She makes her debut in the SI Swimsuit Issue this May.

Meet Sixtine Rouyre—read the 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie’s full feature profile here.

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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.