Get Ready to See Your Swim Search Final 7 Walk the Runway at Miami Swim Week

Plus, cast your vote now to help determine this year’s open casting call winner.
Swim Search Finalists

This year’s Swim Search finalists.

This year’s seven Swim Search finalists were announced in mid-May, and the incredible group of women will get their time to shine this week at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show at the W South Beach for Miami Swim Week on Friday, July 7. The show will be live-streamed from Miami Swim Week

The Swim Search finalists vying for a spot as a rookie in next year’s 60th anniversary SI Swimsuit Issue are as follows:

Achieng Agutu, a 26-year-old New York-based content creator and model.

Nina Cash, a 56-year-old Long Beach, Calif., native who is a retired university associate dean and model.

Sharina Gutierrez, a 32-year-old mother, entrepreneur, sound guide and model who hails from Los Angeles.

Penny Lane, a 27-year-old certified holistic health coach and model from England.

Brittney Nicole, a 31-year-old Naval contractor and model from Augusta, Ga.

Jena Sims, a 34-year-old soon-to-be mom and model, who hails from Florida and is also a non-profit CEO and fashion designer.

Berkleigh Wright, a 28-year-old Denver Broncos cheerleader and Kansas native, who works in tech and is an avid reader.

Click here to learn more about each of the incredible seven women above.

While each contestant will have the opportunity to strut her stuff down the runway on Friday, you can help choose who will appear in the print edition of next year’s magazine as the open casting call winner. Click here to cast your vote now through Aug. 31.

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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.