Brittney Nicole Sparkles, Is Classy and Unapologetic on the Miami Swim Week Runway

The Swim Search finalist is a former Naval contractor.
Brittney Nicole.

Brittney Nicole.

Brittney Nicole, a 2023 Swim Search finalist, nailed her catwalk on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show at Miami Swim Week on Friday, July 7, wearing a classy black-and-white set and a pop star-inspired sparkly purple plunging bikini. 

The 31-year-old model, who studied psychology at Augusta State, is a former contracted member of the Navy. She was stationed in Gulfport, Miss. and has worked on projects in Guam, Spain, Israel and Japan.

A year ago, she decided to pivot careers and quickly made a name for herself in the modeling industry. Nicole is a strong believer in chasing your dreams, regardless of how big they may seem.

Nicole is one of seven finalists in SI Swimsuit’s open casting call this year. She was inspired by Tyra Banks and Halima Aden’s iconic and historic SI Swimsuit appearances.

Shop Brittney Nicole’s Miami Swim Week runway looks

Custom top by Gabriela Pires Beachwear that reads “Unapologetic,” Indah Clothing Sienna Top, $88 and Bobo Bottom, $92 (

Brittney Nicole.

Brittney Nicole.

Oséree HS23 Pillettes Tie Set, €230 (

Brittney Nicole.

Brittney Nicole.

Miami Swim Week is an annual event where brands can display their latest summer swimwear lines and designers, as well as models, can gain global exposure. SI Swimsuit began it’s events on Friday with a glamorous tutorial hosted by five-time model Brooks Nader and DIBS Beauty, a rapidly growing makeup brand in which the 2023 cover girl is an investor. For a full summary of the day’s events, click 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.