Nina Cash Makes a Statement About Aging Gracefully on the Miami Swim Week Runway

The 2023 Swim Search finalist is a retired university associate dean and model from Southern California.
Nina Cash.

Nina Cash.

Nina Cash, a 2023 Swim Search finalist, stunned on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show at Miami Swim Week on Friday, July 7, wearing Left on Friday and a vintage SI Swim emblazoned one-piece

Cash, 56, is a retired university associate dean and model from Long Beach, Calif. With more than three decades of experience in education, training and workforce development, as well as a degrees in human services, negotiation, conflict resolution and peace building, and a doctorate in educational leadership, she is a strong believer in the fact that the best classroom is the world. Cash is a mom to three girls and a former dancer on 1980’s American Bandstand by producer Dick Clark.

Cash is one of seven finalists in this year’s SI Swimsuit open casting call.

Shop Nina Cash’s Miami Swim Week runway looks

JC Penney Sports Illustrated Women’s One-Piece Swimsuit, $47.99 (

Nina Cash.

Nina Cash.

Left on Friday Plunge Top, $85 and Hi Tide Bottom, $85 (

Nina Cash.

Nina Cash.

Major swimwear brands and small business have the opportunity to gain global exposure each year during Miami Swim Week. Models return to the runway in their best bikinis and showcase their catwalks.

This year’s SI Swimsuit events began on Friday. Nicole Williams English, a 2023 rookie, was featured in a women in business panel and this year‘s cover girl Brooks Nader showcased DIBS Beauty products and her favorite ways to used them. For a full summary of the day’s events, click 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.