Mom-to-Be Jena Sims Walks Miami Swim Week Runway in String Bikini

The non-profit CEO and Swim Search finalist also rocked a custom graphic T-shirt.
Jena Sims.

Jena Sims.

Jena Sims rocked the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show at the W South Beach for Miami Swim Week on Friday, July 7, wearing bump-friendly pieces from Slate Swim and Minimale Animale.

One of seven Swim Search finalists this year, Sims is a non-profit CEO and fashion designer, as well as a soon-to-be mom. She and her husband, professional golfer Brooks Koepka, announced they were expecting their first child together in a joint Instagram post in May. The two will soon welcome a baby boy, which Sims alluded to with a quirky custom baby T-shirt.

Shop Jena Sims’s Miami Swim Week runway looks

Custom Gabriela Pires Beachwear top that reads “Currently Growing a Pair” and Slate Swim Banks Bottom, $79 (

Jena Sims.

Jena Sims.

Minimale Animale Secreto Suit, $200 (

Jena Sims.

Jena Sims.

Miami Swim Week showcases the latest and hottest swimwear trends from the top designers and brands worldwide. Attendees can enjoy fashion shows, open bar events, special gifts and more.

SI Swimsuit’s festivities began earlier in the day with a brunch and panel discussion featuring female founders, including Nicole Williams English, a rookie in the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue. Later, cover girl Brooks Nader did a live makeup demonstration with DIBS, a cruelty-free and vegan brand, while guests enjoyed piercing activations, courtesy of Electric Picks, and complimentary scalp massages from Divi. 

In addition to participating in SI Swimsuit’s open casting call competition, Sims is an entrepreneur. She is the founder and president of HBBQs, Inc., which runs the Pageant of Hope™, an international event that’s renowned as the most inclusive pageant in the world. The Georgia native has also partnered with brands like Steve Madden and OneOne Swimwear on exclusive lines of golf shoes and swimsuits, respectively.

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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.