We’re Obsessed With These 6 Pastel Swimsuits From Marquita Pring’s Photo Shoot in California

The three-time SI Swimsuit model made her debut in 2020.
Marquita Pring was photographed by Anne Menke in Sacramento.

Marquita Pring was photographed by Anne Menke in Sacramento.


Marquita Pring entered the modeling industry with a major first gig in 2011: she walked in Jean-Paul Gaultier’s haute couture show during Paris Fashion Week. Shortly after, the 30-year-old fulfilled a lifelong dream by landing an iconic Vogue Italia feature alongside Candice Huffine, Robyn Lawley and Tara Lynn.

The upstate New York native made her SI Swimsuit debut in 2020 and has returned every year since. The former face of Levi & Strauss Co. has been unwavering in her mission to use her platform to encourage women to embrace their changing bodies and natural hair.

“Growing up I never had anyone to relate to, [not] even in magazines or ads. The plus size revolution did not exist like it does now,” she explained. “So once I started modeling, that’s when I started accepting and stepping into myself and especially seeing other women that looked similar to me. I’m here to put myself out there and be myself. The more that we all start like embracing ourselves for our flaws, completely, the happier we will be.”

Below are six of our favorite pastel swimwear looks from Pring’s 2021 photo shoot with photographer Anne Menke in Sacramento.

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Marquita Pring was photographed by Anne Menke in Sacramento, Calif. Swimsuit by Monica Hansen Beachwear.

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Marquita Pring was photographed by Anne Menke in Sacramento, Calif. Swimsuit by Swim Like A Mermaid.

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Marquita Pring was photographed by Anne Menke in Sacramento, Calif. Swimsuit by Nessy Swimwear.

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Marquita Pring was photographed by Anne Menke in Sacramento, Calif. Swimsuit by It’s Now Cool.

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Marquita Pring was photographed by Anne Menke in Sacramento, Calif. Swimsuit by Almost Naked Swimwear.

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Marquita Pring was photographed by Anne Menke in Sacramento, Calif. Swimsuit by White Fox Swim. Top by Oh Polly.

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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.