We Can’t Get Over These 6 Photos of Hunter McGrady in Costa Rica

The model’s third SI Swimsuit appearance was definitely one for the books.
Hunter McGrady poses in front of the ocean in a white bikini and her windblown blonde hair.

Hunter McGrady was photographed by James Macari in Costa Rica.

SI Swimsuit model Hunter McGrady traveled to Costa Rica in 2019 with photographer James Macari to explore the beautiful, vibrant country while posing for a series of wonderful photos. It was her third consecutive feature in the issue, having first joined the brand in Anguilla in 2017. She used the opportunity to put both her inner and outer beauty on display.

In various neon and metallic swimsuits, the now 30-year-old posed before Macari’s lens for snaps that have made a lasting impression on us. The California native began her modeling career at 15, and these days, McGrady continues to model for various brands, having returned to the set of the SI Swimsuit Issue as recently as last year. In addition to her work in the industry, McGrady shares to young children, a son and a daughter, with her husband, Brian Keys.

She continues to be an advocate for body diversity in the modeling industry and beyond, an impressive mission that she has undertaken since very early on in her career. This includes social media posts sharing thoughts regarding her body evolution over time, her experience with motherhood and her journey to self-acceptance.

Though all of her photoshoots with SI Swimsuit have been amazing (and choosing our favorite is more than impossible), today we’re throwing it back to her 2019 trip to Costa Rica—and dreaming of warmer weather while we’re at it. Here are some of our favorites from the trip, in which McGrady posed beachside while in the Central American country.

Hunter McGrady sits on the sand in the incoming tide in a neon orange one-piece swimsuit.
Hunter McGrady lays in the shallow water before the pink and orange sunset in a metallic silver one-piece.
Hunter McGrady kneels on the sand in a white ruched string bikini.
Hunter McGrady lays on the sand wearing a dark silver bikini.
Hunter McGrady sits on the beach in a white and black color block plunging one-piece.
Hunter McGrady stands on the roots of a large tree in a hot bikini bikini top and metallic bikini bottoms.

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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.