Ashley Callingbull Modeled a Daring Pink Latex Swimsuit in the Dominican Republic

The 2022 Swim Search finalist made a major impression in the Caribbean.
Ashley Callingbull

Ashley Callingbull was photographed by Yu Tsai in the Dominican Republic. 


When Ashley Callingbull became a finalist in the 2022 Swim Search, she in turn became the first Indigenous First Nations woman to grace the pages of the annual SI Swimsuit Issue. The Canadian model traveled to the Dominican Republic alongside 12 other open casting call finalists for a stunning beachside photo shoot with visual artist Yu Tsai.

While in the Caribbean country, Callingbull modeled several pastel-colored swimsuits, the most daring of which was a light pink latex one-piece by HAUS OF PINKLEMONAID. The suit featured high-cut hips and a super cheeky backside. The 34-year-old also donned colorful bikinis by Toxic Sadie Swimwear, INDAH and Monica Hansen Beachwear while on location.

“I am the first Indigenous First Nations woman to appear in the magazine, and I know I won’t be the last,” Callingbull stated of her SI Swimsuit feature. “I’m opening the door for our next generation of women, which is really important. When you see SI Swimsuit, you see these amazing women who have all these wonderful careers and do so much good for other women. I remember seeing Tyra Banks on the cover as a little girl, and I thought if she could make history, maybe I could do it, too. Now that I’m in this position, I’m also giving inspiration to other women.”

In addition to her modeling career, Callingbull also works as a television personality, actress and motivational speaker. In honor of her continued success across verticals, we’re throwing it back to a few of our favorite photos from her SI Swimsuit feature.

Ashley Callingbull

Ashley Callingbull was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominican Republic. Swimsuit by HAUS OF PINKLEMONAID

Ashley Callingbull

Ashley Callingbull was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominican Republic. Swimsuit by INDAH

Ashley Callingbull

Ashley Callingbull was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominican Republic. Swimsuit by HAUS OF PINKLEMONAID

Ashley Callingbull

Ashley Callingbull was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominican Republic. Swimsuit by INDAH

Ashley Callingbull

Ashley Callingbull was photographed by Yu Tsai in Dominican Republic. Swimsuit by HAUS OF PINKLEMONAID


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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.