7 BTS Swimsuit Photos of Marquita Pring in Puerto Rico

The model returned to the magazine for her fourth consecutive feature this year.
Marquita Pring

Marquita Pring was photographed by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico.

Marquita Pring returned to the SI Swimsuit Issue this May after posing for photographer Ben Watts in Puerto Rico. The stunning feature was her fourth consecutive one with the brand, following her rookie photoshoot in Wyoming in 2020, as well as additional spreads in Sacramento, Calif., and Barbados.

This year, the bikinis and one-pieces Pring wore while on location in the Caribbean were inspired by 1970s surf culture, so Watts captured the New York native in a number of dazzling colorful and unfussy looks.

On Nov. 9, Watts shared a carousel of behind the scenes Polaroid snapshots of Pring, which appropriately started with a pic of the model wearing a cropped Polaroid T-shirt over a Roxy swimsuit. She also knelt in the sand clad in a colorful bikini by Lybethras Swimwear, posed in a brown-and-white crochet Tularosa two-piece and grinned for the lens in a bright bikini top and shorts. Additionally, Pring was pictured in a navy blue Connelly wetsuit with a yellow top by White Shore Swim peeking through, as well as a colorful Bahama Mama Beachwear string two-piece.

“Retro vibe wiv a fav @marquitapring x @si_swimsuit shot on Polaroid,” Watts wrote in his Instagram caption. The photographer also credited magazine editor in chief MJ Day, hairstylist Anthony Cristiano, makeup artist Bryan Zaragoza and producer Cindi Blair.

“Love love love these!!!!! 😍❤️❤️❤️❤️,” Pring gushed in the comments section.

“Polaroids are my fav 👏,” 2023 Swim Search co-winner Sharina Gutierrez added.

“Stunning ❤️,” Zaragoza applauded, to which we couldn’t agree more.

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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.