Two-time Swim Search finalist Allie Ayers has posed for the SI Swimsuit Issue on multiple different occasions. She made her debut with the open casting call in 2018, and was photographed in Belize by photographer Yu Tsai. Three years later, she returned as a Swim Search finalist and posed for the same visual artist, this time in Atlantic City.
In addition to her work as a model, Ayers is also an actress and entrepreneur. She’s appeared in films like No Way Out and Colonials, and is the founder of Bissy Swim. The made-to-order swimwear line was featured in the pages of the SI Swimsuit Issue in both 2019 and ’20.
“I knew I wanted to create a brand that would provide a platform for women who wanted to see people like them represented in modeling, fashion and advertising,” she previously told SI Swimsuit about her motivation for launching the brand. “I had been interested in creating swimwear specifically because I know what a vulnerable thing swimsuits can be for so many women. If you can feel sexy in a swimsuit, that can translate to anything else you put on your body. I thought, ‘If I can create truly beautifully fitting swimwear for women of all sizes and help redefine the beauty standard through our advertising, this can be a pivotal point for women and the way they view themselves.’”
Below are just a few of our favorite snapshots of Ayers in Belize.