SI Swimsuit Models Sizzle on the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue New York Red Carpet

The models truly outdid themselves this year in the fashion department.

Brooks Nader, Melissa Wood-Tepperberg and Camille Kostek.

Brooks Nader, Melissa Wood-Tepperberg and Camille Kostek.

From Camille Kostek’s customized dress with special meaning and Brooks Nader’s three fabulous outfit changes to Melissa Wood-Tepperberg’s bedazzled look and Olivia Ponton’s sheer moment, this year’s SI Swimsuit models totally dressed to impress.

The women, their plus ones and members of the SI Swimsuit team celebrated the launch of the 2023 issue at the Hard Rock Hotel in New York City on Thursday, May 18, and while the red carpet photos turned out absolutely stunning (no surprise there), the night itself was one for the books. Below are our favorite looks from the night.

Camille Kostek

Camille Kostek.

Camille Kostek.

The magazine’s 2019 cover star donned a gorgeous custom firetruck red and Cinderella blue gown—a combination of two of her favorite colors—paired with silver Stuart Weitzman shoes. The designer, Raquelle Pedraza, also added a Vivienne Westwood-inspired corset center and an off-the-shoulder neckline. 

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi.

Padma Lakshmi.

The TV host, who posed for this year’s magazine in Dominica with Yu Tsai, stunned in a gorgeous figure-hugging white mini dress featuring a plunge neckline and extra fabric to mimic a thin turtleneck layer.

Kim Petras

Kim Petras.

Kim Petras.

The 2023 cover star donned a glamorous, colorful strapless midi gown by Zimmerman covered in a scenic beach print and outlined with a seashell hem. The singer paired the dress with simple and elegant white heels.

Brooks Nader

Brooks Nader.

Brooks Nader.

The 2023 cover star opted for a teal one-shoulder mini dress featuring ruched detailing on the hem. She showed off her toned and tan legs in the Monique Lhuillier number and paired it with sparkly platform Stuart Weitzman heels.

Katie Austin

Katie Austin.

Katie Austin.

The fitness influencer rocked an angelic and flowy white Retrofête gown featuring a plunging neckline and mile-high slit.

Hailey Clauson

Hailey Clauson.

Hailey Clauson.

Returning for her seventh year with the publication, the model opted for an all-black moment with a tube dress, tights, a teeny tiny purse and pointed-toe heels.

Angel Reese

Angel Reese.

Angel Reese.

The NCAA athlete rocked a ruby red figure-hugging gown featuring an asymmetrical cut-out to reveal her toned midriff and a dash of under boob.

Lauren Chan

Lauren Chan.

Lauren Chan.

The Henning CEO and founder slayed in a custom Willie Norris edgy black dress with a bustier underneath and sheer black opera gloves.

Leyna Bloom

Leyna Bloom.

Leyna Bloom.

The 2021 cover star rocked a bedazzled white-and-silver strapless mini dress featuring tons of bead and feather details and a deep sweetheart neckline.

Nicole Williams English

Nicole Williams English.

Nicole Williams English.

The new mom of one stunned in a sparkly mini dress with small sections of sheer paneling and large rose detailing at the top.

Madisin Rian

Madisin Rian.

Madisin Rian.

The 2023 magazine rookie opted for a sporty fiery red gown featuring a dramatic enveloping collar.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox.

Megan Fox.

The 2023 cover star donned a glamorous black down with a deep scoop neck and mesh paneling all over her midriff.

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

The workout and wellness leader rocked a fun bedazzled Dolce & Gabbana set paired with knee-high denim boots.

Jennifer Atilémile

Jenifer Atilémile.

Jenifer Atilémile.

The 2023 rookie opted for a metallic green figure-hugging gown featuring a strapless neckline and a cut-out at the center of her chest.

Lorena Durán

Lorena Durán.

Lorena Durán.

The three-time SI Swimsuit model served looks in a gorgeous sheer black gown with a floral embroidery.

Ellie Thumann

Ellie Thumann.

Ellie Thumann.

The YouTuber, who was featured as a rookie this year, rocked a marvelous white gown featuring side cut-outs, a high-neck, an open-back and trailing train.

Olivia Ponton

Olivia Ponton.

Olivia Ponton.

The TikTok star stunned in a slinky, off-the-shoulder black mesh chainmail gown, which she paired with a sleek black thong underneath.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart.

Martha Stewart.

The 2023 cover model opted for a gorgeous gold moment with a Jenny Packham dress featuring rectangular sequined details and flared sleeves.

Olivia Dunne

Olivia Dunne.

Olivia Dunne.

The LSU gymnast looked absolutely fabulous in a lace figure-hugging black gown featuring a thigh-high slit and balconette-style top.

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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.