Check Out These Gorgeous Unseen Throwback Polaroids From Olivia Dunne’s SI Swim Photoshoot

The 2024 rookie is set to return to the fold for the 60th anniversary issue next May.
Olivia Dunne

Olivia Dunne was photographed by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico. 

While we just revealed that LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne is set to appear in next year’s 60th anniversary issue as a rookie, we’re still not quite over this year’s feature. The model was captured by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico for the ’23 issue, and recently wrapped up her latest brand photoshoot with the same photographer in Porto and the North, Portugal. The breathtaking images will appear in the magazine next May, but you can find a sneak peak of five beautiful ones here in the meantime.

It seems like we’re not the only ones still thinking about the New Jersey native’s SI Swimsuit feature, as Watts just shared some stunning and super fun Polaroid pics on Instagram that were taken during her edgy Wednesday Addams-inspired photoshoot in Puerto Rico.

The 21-year-old posed on her stomach in the sand and propped herself up with her forearms as she looked off in the distance with her blonde locks slicked back in the cover snap. She donned a strapless black one-piece from È TIJEN featuring a major asymmetrical midriff cut-out and gold hardware detailing.

In the next slide, Dunne, who is dating Pittsburgh Pirates player and No. 1 MLB draft pick Paul Skenes, was captured from behind for a rather cheeky pic as she played with palm tree branches and rocked a RIELLI two-piece. The TikTok influencer, who is an ambassador for clothing brands Vuori and American Eagle, wore a RIELLI black textured romper featuring a plunging neckline in the following photo.

In the last pic, the NCAA star, who is the highest-paid female college athlete in the country, rocked a super unique charcoal gray set from Entire Studios, featuring cool padded details on the shoulder straps and waist.

“The Polaroids @livvydunne x @si_swimsuit @mj_day @bryanzaragoza_ @anthonycristianosalon @sevaneveritt @margotzamet @cindiblairproductions #polaroid #benwatts #scrapbooking,” Watts captioned the series of Instagram photos on Nov. 29.

View Dunne’s full 2023 gallery here.

Read more about Dunne’s rookie photoshoot in Portugal 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.