Four-Time SI Swim Star Marquita Pring Sizzled on the Beaches of Barbados

The model has been featured in the magazine every year since her debut in 2020.
Marquita Pring

Marquita Pring was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by Neena Swim. Earrings by Maria Tash, Pamela Love and vintage. Rings by Pamela Love.


Four-time SI Swimsuit model Marquita Pring made her debut with the magazine in a gorgeous, unique Western-inspired photoshoot with Ruven Afanador in Saratoga, Wyo., in 2020, and has returned to the fold every year since.

The New York native first gained popularity in 2011, when she walked in Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Paris Fashion Week show and appeared in a historic and groundbreaking Vogue Italia cover story alongside Candice Huffine, Robyn Lawley and Tara Lynn.

She has traveled to Sacramento, Calif., Barbados and most recently, Puerto Rico with the brand, where she’s showed off her impeccable modeling skills and fun, sweet personality.

“We’ve made quite a mark on the industry and it was an amazing learning experience,” Pring, who is cofounder of ALDA, a coalition of models coming together to empower women and change society’s perception of beauty, shared. “Together we really accomplished a lot. I’m very proud of that project.”

The former face of Levi Strauss & Co. and L’Oreal beauty ambassador is constantly using her platform to champion diversity in size, age and skin tone.

“Marquita is a natural fit for our brand. She is effortless to photograph and a pleasure to be around. She is smart, competent, established and possesses a hunger and dedication to changing the industry,” SI Swimsuit editor in chief MJ Day said. “Her voice is powerful, and it is an important one for the world to hear. She represents so many different types of women and we are incredibly lucky to be a part of her story.”

Below are five of our favorite photos from Pring’s 2022 photoshoot with Ben Watts in Barbados.

Marquita Pring

Marquita Pring was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by Montce. Earrings by Maria Tash and Pamela Love. Rings by Pamela Love.

Marquita Pring

Marquita Pring was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by Ark Swimwear. Earrings by Maria Tash and Pamela Love. Rings by Pamela Love.

Marquita Pring

Marquita Pring was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by MIKOH. Earrings by Maria Tash, Pamela Love and vintage. Rings by Pamela Love. Hat by Lack of Color Accessories.

Marquita Pring

Marquita Pring was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by Montce. Blazer by Rowing Blazers. Earrings by Maria Tash, Pamela Love and vintage. Rings by Pamela Love.

Marquita Pring

Marquita Pring was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by Matte Collection. Earrings by Maria Tash and Pamela Love. Rings by Pamela Love. Anklet by KBH Jewelry. Shoes by Circus by Sam Edelman.

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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.