Emily DiDonato Is Bright and Beautiful in These 5 Pics in Turks and Caicos

The six-time SI Swimsuit model traveled to the tropical island for the 2016 issue.
Emily DiDonato

Emily DiDonato was photographed by James Macari in Turks and Caicos. 


Model Emily DiDonato first joined the SI Swimsuit family in 2013, when she traveled to Namibia for a stunning photo shoot with Kayt Jones. The 33-year-old returned to the fold for a total of six features with the magazine, which took her everywhere from Switzerland to Hawai’i to Turks and Caicos and more. DiDonato’s two most recent SI Swimsuit photo shoots took place stateside, however, in Wyoming and Sacramento, Calif., in 2020 and ’21, respectively. 

In addition to her work with the SI Swimsuit Issue, DiDonato is known for her longtime collaboration with Maybelline. She’s also landed covers of Vogue ParisThe Daily and Harper’s Bazaar Greece, among others. Today, the mom of two uses her platform to advocate for body positivity and acceptance, particularly for those postpartum. 

“I remember wanting to look like other people and wanting to have bodies like other people,” DiDonato told us the year of her most recent brand feature. “Once I allowed myself to not funnel so much energy into wishing I looked like somebody else, I was finally able to just be happy with who I was.” 

While we could never label one of her SI Swimsuit photo shoots our very favorite, today we’re reflecting upon DiDonato’s feature in Turks and Caicos. The New York native traveled to the tropics for her 2016 magazine spread with photographer James Macari. There, she posed in front of Macari’s lens in a number of bright and beautiful swimsuits that matched the vibrancy of her surroundings.

Below are just a few of our favorites.

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