Winnie Harlow Is Sensational in These 6 String Bikini Pics in the Bahamas

The model will return to the SI Swimsuit Issue in this May’s 60th anniversary magazine.
Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow was photographed by Laretta Houston in Great Exuma, Bahamas.


When Winnie Harlow posed for the 2019 SI Swimsuit Issue, the Canadian fashion model became the first person with vitiligo to pose for the magazine. 

The 29-year-old was initially discovered on America’s Next Top Model five years prior, and has since worked with notable brands like Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, Steve Madden, Diesel and others. Harlow founded her suncare brand, Cay Skin, in 2022, and the company was somewhat a result of her time on location with the SI Swimsuit brand.

“While I was on set, we couldn’t really find any SPF that looked amazing on my skin, so I didn’t reapply like I should,” she recently told us. “And it really made me think, why is there nothing on the market that looks incredible on all skin tones? SPF that just makes you look amazing and feel amazing—and when I saw that gap in the market, I decided to create Cay Skin.”

Harlow donned several stunning one-pieces and bikinis while on location in the Bahamas, many of which incorporated a neutral color palette in shades of nudes, light pinks and purples. 

“Being able to say that I am in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is an absolute dream that I never thought would come true,” Harlow told People of her magazine feature. “As a little girl from Canada, it was hard to imagine growing up that I could be just like the gorgeous women that I saw on billboards, on the runway and in any magazine. There are certain milestones in a model’s career that just make you feel like you have truly succeeded when they happen, and making my SI Swim debut is one of those huge moments. It’s a complete honor not just as a model, but as a woman of color with vitiligo.”

Ahead of her return to the fold in this May’s 60th anniversary SI Swimsuit Issue, below are a few of our favorite photos of Harlow—captured by photographer Laretta Houston—in the Bahamas.

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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.