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Manju 2022: Dominican Republic

Manju makes her SI Swimsuit debut as a finalist for SI’s 2022 Swim Search, shooting alongside Ashley Byrd, Gigi RobinsonKelly Crump, Lotta Hintsa, Mady Dewey, Sarafina El-Badry Nance, Hillory Fields, Victoria Vesce, Nicole Petrie, Michelle Fuente Steffen, Drew Dorsey, and Ashley Callingbull in the Dominican Republic.

Twenty-four-year-old Manju is Miss World California 2019, a physicist, actor, writer and founder of two nonprofits: Operation Period and Painting With Parkinson’s. She is a first-generation Indian American who received her bachelor’s of science in physics from the University of Oregon with a minor in math. She is currently a physicist and scientist-astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM.

Besides being the second-largest and most diverse Caribbean country, the Dominican Republic provides visitors with picturesque beaches, vibrant nightlife, world-class golfing and astounding natural beauty. The DR is filled with vivacious energy, and the Swim Search finalists definitely carried that in their shoot.

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Swim Search was the team’s last shoot of the year, and they wanted to wrap up in a celebratory manner with pastels and bright colors. The term “drunk Easter bunny” was definitely thrown around. If you’re looking for a new suit for summer, definitely get inspired here.

Hair: Adam Maclay of BA Reps
Makeup: Christyna Kay of Art Department
Photographer: Yu Tsai

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