A Week in the Life of Globe-Trotting SI Swimsuit Models: Bikini Edition

Brand stars turned up the heat and got their tan on this week.
Genie Bouchard, Irina Shayk and Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

Genie Bouchard, Irina Shayk and Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

Many SI Swimsuit models chilled in their favorite places (by the water) in their favorite looks (itty-bitty bikinis) this week. And, our Instagram feed really heated up. From poolside posing to vacation thirst traps and catching a tan in the sand, these women started the year off with some R&R and certainly brought out their best swimwear.

Here’s a recap of some of our favorite content from current and former SI Swimsuit models. Caution: don’t read if you’re susceptible to purchasing plane tickets on a whim, because these photos are guaranteed to make you want to escape to a tropical paradise.

Kelly Crump

The history-making 2022 model stunned in a textured purple bandeau set and posed on a dock in the Maldives.

Christie Brinkley

The three-time brand cover girl loves escaping to her home in Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos. 

Irina Shayk

The supermodel, who celebrated her 38th birthday earlier this week, flaunted her sun-kissed body and sculpted figure in a sweet floral front-tie bikini.

Mia Kang

The Muay Thai fighter just rang in her 35th birthday in Thailand, and donned a gorgeous, summery burnt orange bikini for the occasion. We can’t help but also admire the fun and unique way she tied her top

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

The workout and wellness leader dropped the most magnificent set of pics from her trip to Costa Rica, featuring an animal print bikini and the cutest puka shell accessories.

Genie Bouchard

The tennis champ, who is dating Brinkley’s son, Jack Brinkley-Cook, rang in 2024 while on vacation in Turks and Caicos with her boyfriend’s family.

Rose Bertram

The Belgian model has tapped a new photographer to snap all her stunning bikini pics—her little girl, who totally nailed her role!

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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.