Inspiring Words and 5 Beautiful Photos From Olivia Brower’s Trip to Scrub Island

The model talked comparison and success during her sophomore SI Swimsuit photoshoot.
Olivia Brower poses in front of the water with her hands on her head.

Olivia Brower was photographed by Josie Clough in Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands.

American model Olivia Brower made her SI Swimsuit debut in 2019, traveling to Great Exuma, Bahamas for her feature in the magazine. She followed up the epic photoshoot with another the following year in Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands, this time alongside photographer Josie Clough.

In addition to posing for some incredible photos in her best shimmery swimwear, the model took the chance to share her reflections on the role of comparison in her life and the importance of being herself.

“When I look at myself in the mirror, I’m O.K. with it,” she confidently expressed. “I need to just not compare myself to other people and think that I’m less than because I’m not the same as another person.”

For her, that idea of non-comparison plays into the notion of success as well. Success, according to Brower, is a question of “at the end of the day, are you doing what you want to be doing? And is it making you happy? I think if you’ve got those two things going for you, you’re pretty successful.”

Her impressive reflections combined with an equally impressive series of photos made for a great sophomore photoshoot. Below are some of the great images from her trip to Scrub Island.

Olivia Brower kneels on the beach in a gold shimmery bikini.
Olivia Brower sits on the beach in a white scoop neck bikini.
Olivia Brower stands in a light blue one-piece with cut-outs.
Olivia Brower stands in front of the ocean in a silver metallic one-shoulder one-piece swimsuit.
Olivia Brower stands with her hand on her hip in a white underwire bikini top and matching bottoms.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.