Lais Ribeiro Turns Up the Heat in These 7 Adventurous Pics From Indonesia

The four-time SI Swimsuit model traveled to Sumba Island with James Macari for her brand debut in 2017.
Lais Ribeiro

Lais Ribeiro was photographed by James Macari in Sumba Island, Indonesia.


Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro made her SI Swimsuit debut in 2017, when she traveled to Sumba Island, Indonesia with photographer James Macari. The 33-year-old returned to the fold the following two years, when she posed for visual artist Ben Watts on the breathtaking beaches of Harbour Island, Bahamas, and was reunited with Macari in the lush rainforests of Costa Rica. Her most recent feature was in 2021, when she was captured by Anne Menke in Sacramento, Calif, for a super cool and unique coquette-inspired photo shoot featuring open fields, horses and girly swimwear.

“The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is such a game changer for a model,” Ribeiro reflected of her work with the brand. “It has helped shape and support so many careers of women I look up to, so to be included in my third issue, is a dream come true. MJ [Day, editor in chief] and the SI team are like family and real advocates for strong and empowered women—I am honored to be part of that group.”

The model and mom, who has one teenage son Alexandre, and two stepchildren, Leia and Emaan, got married to former basketball player Joakim Noah in July 2022.

In addition to her work with the SI Swimsuit Issue, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel has also starred in campaigns for luxury labels including Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana and more.

Below are seven of our favorite photos from her SI Swimsuit debut in Indonesia in 2017.

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Ananya Panchal

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.