Sports illustrated brought the heat at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Fort Lauderdale with a roster of SI Swimsuit models such as Camille Kostek, Brooks Nader, Christen Harper, Cindy Kimberly, Duckie Thot, Georgina Burke, Hailey Clauson, Hunter McGrady, Jasmine Sanders, Josephine Skriver, Kamie Crawford, Kate Bock, Katie Austin, Leyna Bloom, Lorena Duran, Marquita Pring, Natalie Mariduena, Olivia Ponton and Tanaye White.
The two-day fun in the sun activations sponsored by Celsius included panel discussions and all-day events such asa Maybelline makeup booth, in-person massages sponsored by U.S Virgin Islands, and Nine West self-expression mirror displays which further enforced body positivity and empowerment, to further emphasize the Sports illustrated theme this year.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit continues to redefine the cultural conversation around beauty by celebrating a diverse group of women who include professional athletes, entrepreneurs, models, mothers, rookies, swim search contestants, and more.
Panel discussions that took place on Saturday, May 21st, and Sunday, May 22nd were led by Hailey Clauson, Joy Taylor, Duckie Thot, Yumi Nu, Lorena Duran, Christen Harper, Georgina Burke, and Josephine Skriver
- Joy Taylor, Marquita Pring, Kate Bock, Camille Kostek, and Tanaye White led the Brave Together Panel presented by Maybelline: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Pay With Change and Maybelline Brave Together partnered to raise awareness of Mental Health issues that women all over the world experience every day. The goal is to feature familiar faces, who will open the conversation and empower those who are struggling to find a voice and advocate for themselves.
- Joy Taylor, Olivia Ponton, Natalie Mariduena, Kyle Watson, Katie Turoff, Cindy Kimberly, Brooks Nader, Katie Austin, and Kamie Crawford led Brand Building presented by CELSIUS: CELSIUS and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit are utilizing their platforms to help drive female leadership by emphasizing the importance of education and other resources that lead to advancement. The panel showcased established women speaking on their journey to success building their own brands and negotiating for themselves.
- Hailey Clauson, Joy Taylor, Duckie Thot, Yumi Nu, Lorena Duran, Christen Harper, Georgina Burke, and Josephine Skriver led Visionary Leaders presented by Nine West: This conversation focused on the visionary women who embrace sisterhood and inspire others around the globe to take on the world in style while serving as role models for the next generation.
- Joy Taylor, Maye Musk, MJ Day, Kelly Hughes, and Hunter McGrady led Inspiring Women presented by Frida Mom: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is promoting body positivity and celebrating all shapes and sizes while raising awareness of the body realities that stem from motherhood.