SI Swim Rookies Sixtine and Lauren Chan Have Both Been Spotted in This String Bikini

The Bromelia Swimwear style comes in several different colors and prints.
Sixtine and Lauren Chan

Sixtine and Lauren Chan.

It turns out that Sixtine and Lauren Chan have more in common than just being rookies in the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue—it appears that the women have similar taste in bikinis, too. 

When the Bromelia Swimwear brand posted an Instagram pic of Sixtine rocking a printed string two-piece, we instantly recognized the look. Chan rocked the very same bikini (in a different pattern) during her photoshoot in the Dominican Republic.

In the Nov. 28 post, the body neutrality influencer, who was photographed in Dominica, modeled the Gabriella Triangle Top ($88) and matching Gabriella Tie Bottoms ($88) in the “O Tigre” print. 

Gabriella Triangle Top, $88 and Gabriella Tie Bottoms $88 (

Meanwhile, Chan wore the string swimsuit in the “Tortoise Shell” print, which she said was her most-loved look from her entire photoshoot in the Caribbean.

“My favorite swimsuit from the day was the Bromelia tortoise shell bikini that we shot in the cenote and is in the book on page 37,” the entrepreneur and former fashion editor told us earlier this summer while playfully calling out her magazine feature.

Lauren Chan

Lauren Chan was photographed by James Macari in the Dominican Republic. Swimsuit by Bromelia Swimwear.

The string swimsuit is available in more than a dozen fun prints and classic colors, though we are also drawn toward the two that our SI Swimsuit rookies chose. And not only is the bikini fully lined with adjustable straps, its made with UPV 50 protection and is crafted with ethically sourced materials from Brazil.

Consider this SI Swimsuit model-approved look officially added to our holiday wish list.

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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.