Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by ONIA. Earrings by Ottoman Hands.
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by ONIA. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated

Brittney Nicole: 2024 Portugal


Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Porto and the North, Portugal, for the 2024 SI Swimsuit Issue along with fellow models Olivia Dunne, Nina Cash, Penny Lane, Sharina Gutierrez, Lorena Durán, Camille Kostek, Katie Austin, and Christen Harper

Nicole served in the United States Navy for eight years before pursuing modeling. She first broke into the industry in February 2023, gracing the cover of NOW Weddings Magazine. Since, she has walked New York Fashion Week runways and participated in brand campaigns for Dibs Beauty and Nadine Merabi, among others. As a co-winner of the 2023 SI Swim Search, Nicole makes her debut in the 2024 SI Swimsuit issue.

Porto and the North, Portugal, offer both scenic stretches of Atlantic coastline and the verdant green vineyards of the Douro Valley, where the locals grow and harvest wine grapes. With towns steeped in history and Portuguese culture and beaches primed for relaxation, the region is ideal for both the adventurous and the relaxation-seeking traveler. With its unique natural beauty, it was the perfect destination for the 2024 SI Swimsuit issue. 

To learn more about Porto and the North, Portugal, including where to stay, what to eat and can’t-miss beaches and activities, click here.

The styling on set in the Douro Valley blended balletcore and cottagecore. The resulting swimwear picks featured pastel colors, floral prints and feminine details (think ruffles, bows and corsets), which was contrasted by the edgy and antique-inspired jewelry.

Hair: Anthony Cristiano for Anthony Cristiano Salon Chicago using Phyto Paris USA
Makeup: Jodie Boland for The Wall Group using Loving Tan, Supergoop!, French Farmacie, LILFOX, BIOEFFECT and Hourglass Cosmetics
Photographer: Ben Watts

Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Svn Swim. Necklaces by Cleopatra’s Bling. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by ONIA. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. Bracelet by Brinker + Eliza. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Frankies Bikinis. Necklace by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by ViX Paula Hermanny. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Blackbough Swim. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by L Space. Shirt by Solid & Striped. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Agent Provocateur. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by MALÍLUHA. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by ONIA. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. Bracelets by Brinker + Eliza. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Tinye Swim. Necklace by Alexis Bittar. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Svn Swim. Necklaces by Cleopatra’s Bling. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Agent Provocateur. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Blackbough Swim. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Frankies Bikinis. Necklace by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by MALÍLUHA. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by L Space. Shirt by Solid & Striped. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Frankies Bikinis. Necklace by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Svn Swim. Necklaces by Cleopatra’s Bling. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Gooseberry Intimates. Necklaces by Cleopatra’s Bling and Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Frankies Bikinis. Necklace by Ottoman Hands. Boots by Le Chameau. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Tinye Swim. Necklace by Alexis Bittar. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Svn Swim. Necklaces by Cleopatra’s Bling. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by L Space. Shirt by Solid & Striped. Boots by Hunter Boots. Socks by Free People. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by MALÍLUHA. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Tinye Swim. Necklace by Alexis Bittar. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Agent Provocateur. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Blackbough Swim. Boots by Hunter Boots. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by L Space. Shirt by Solid & Striped. Boots by Hunter Boots. Socks by Free People. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Svn Swim. Necklaces by Cleopatra’s Bling. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by MALÍLUHA. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Gooseberry Intimates. Necklaces by Cleopatra’s Bling and Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Agent Provocateur. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Tinye Swim. Necklace by Alexis Bittar. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by MALÍLUHA. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Agent Provocateur. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Blackbough Swim. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Svn Swim. Necklaces by Cleopatra’s Bling. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by ONIA. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. Bracelets by Brinker + Eliza. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Gooseberry Intimates. Necklaces by Cleopatra’s Bling and Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Frankies Bikinis. Necklace by Ottoman Hands. Boots by Le Chameau. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Blackbough Swim. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by L Space. Shirt by Solid & Striped. Boots by Hunter Boots. Socks by Free People. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Svn Swim. Necklaces by Cleopatra’s Bling. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by MALÍLUHA. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Frankies Bikinis. Necklace by Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by ONIA. Earrings by Ottoman Hands. Bracelets by Brinker + Eliza. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated
Brittney Nicole
Brittney Nicole was photographed by Ben Watts in Portugal. Swimsuit by Gooseberry Intimates. Necklaces by Cleopatra’s Bling and Ottoman Hands. / Ben Watts/Sports Illustrated

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