SI Swimsuit Rookie Brittney Nicole Is Glamorous in Sleek Black Fitted Gown

The 2023 Swim Search co-winner looked incredibly chic in a figure-hugging dress.
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated

It’s no secret that Brittney Nicole is relatively new to the modeling industry. The 2023 Swim Search co-winner and 2024 SI Swimsuit rookie took on the new career path within the past few years (and only applied to the open casting call at the urging of her sister).

Prior, she served in the U.S. Navy for several years and then as a Naval contractor after that. Needless to say, the pivot to modeling was a big one. But she was ready for it.

Not only does the Georgia native have the skill to back up her new passion and career path, but she has the sense of style to do it, too. Working in the fashion industry, sleek personal style is somewhat of a requirement—and Nicole has hers down to a science.

She proved as much in a recent Instagram post. In the trio of photos, Nicole posed in a strapless, fitted black gown with a back cut-out and a high side slit. She paired the classy number with black strappy heels and oversized drop earrings. The model paired the moody number with a full lash and wore her black hair in a soft curl.

Though it wasn’t clear what sort of event called for the glamorous look, we know Nicole was primed to impress. Her elevated sense of style comes as no surprise to us at this point, but we still love the chance to admire each and every one of her fashionable outfits, no matter the occasion.

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.