Marquita Pring’s SI Swim Throwback Has Us Wishing for Warm Days in Puerto Rico

The model’s most recent brand photoshoot took place in the tropics.
Marquita Pring

Marquita Pring was photographed by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico.

In many parts of the country, January means frigid temperatures, and the cold often leads us to daydream about warmer days. Four-time SI Swimsuit model Marquita Pring sure helped those visions of future tropical trips with her recent throwback photo on Instagram.

On Dec. 29, the New York native shared a carousel of snapshots from her latest brand feature, which took place in Puerto Rico with photographer Ben Watts. In the first, she modeled a pink, orange and yellow string bikini by Bahama Mama Beachwear. In others, Pring opted for a colorful two-piece by Lybethras Swimwear,  patterned bikini by SHOP BALOU, a bright knit monokini by by Anna Kosturova and more.

“On my way back to PR and can’t help but reminisce about making magic there with @wattsupphoto and the amazing @si_swimsuit team 🩵✨,” Pring wrote in her caption, while also crediting the magazine and glam team.

Plenty of Pring’s 110,000 followers and fellow SI Swimsuit stars chimed in to the comments section to praise the model’s work.

“All so stunning!!” 2020 magazine cover girl Jasmine Sanders cheered. 

“ok 🔥🔥🔥,” rookie Jennifer Atilémile gushed.

“ICONIC BEHAVIOR ❤️,” makeup artist Bryan Zaragoza applauded.

“So beautiful,” ’23 Swim Search co-winner Sharina Gutierrez noted.

“Just one word ...... Beauty 😍🥰❤️,” a fan added.

Pring first joined the SI Swimsuit family in 2020, when she traveled to Wyoming for her rookie feature. She’s returned to the fold each year since, and has also posed for the publication in Sacramento, Calif., and Barbados.

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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.