Nyma Tang Embraced Vibrancy and Displayed Self-Confidence During SI Swim Feature in Florida

The beauty content creator is unapologetically assured.
Nyma Tang was photographed by Ben Watts in Hollywood, Fla.
Nyma Tang was photographed by Ben Watts in Hollywood, Fla. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated

Nyma Tang has always been unapologetically confident. As a beauty content creator with an extensive following on YouTube, self-confidence has never been hard to come by. “It was only the outside world telling me that I shouldn’t have had that confidence,” she said during her 2021 SI Swimsuit Issue photo shoot in Hollywood, Fla.

Though she contends with people trying to diminish that sort of assurance that comes so naturally to her, they haven’t been successful. “I [have] always had it,” she said, and there’s no doubt she always will.

It is, in part, that confidence which has allowed Tang to build her impressive following. She has established herself as a voice of inclusivity in the beauty space, creating content that encourages the industry to make products fit for all skin tones.

That confidence was evident on the beaches of Florida several years ago. For her feature with SI Swimsuit, the model posed for photographer Ben Watts in stunning swimwear and chic knitwear. She was—as she always is—brimming with confidence.

In many respects, “I used to be such a people pleaser,” she admitted while on set, “and now I don’t do this for anyone else. It’s for me.” That could be said of both her YouTube and social media content and her SI Swimsuit debut. It was, primarily, for her. It was a show of that self-confidence.

While there are far too many beautiful photos to choose just a few favorites, here are a handful of the spectacular snaps from Tang’s feature.

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Nyma Tang was photographed by Ben Watts in Hollywood, Fla. Swimsuit by Londre Bodywear. Cover-up by Ramy Brook. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
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Nyma Tang was photographed by Ben Watts in Hollywood, Fla. Swimsuit by Angelys Balek. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
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Nyma Tang was photographed by Ben Watts in Hollywood, Fla. Swimsuit by Myra Swim. Top and cardigan by Calle Del Mar. Ring by Lisa Gozlan. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated

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Martha Zaytoun

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.