Ellie Thumann Reflects on Dream Jobs of 2023, Including SI Swim Events

Ellie Thumann was photographed by Derek Kettela in Puerto Rico.<p>Derek Kettela/Sports Illustrated</p>
Ellie Thumann was photographed by Derek Kettela in Puerto Rico.

Derek Kettela/Sports Illustrated

While we’re only nearing the end of October, Ellie Thumann is already reflecting fondly on her year thus far. The 2023 SI Swimsuit rookie shared a compilation of her 2023 on TikTok earlier this week, where she walked her fans through a highlight from each month.

In January, the 21-year-old influencer traveled to Puerto Rico for her magazine photoshoot with Derek Kettela, which she indicated with a photo of herself in a denim bikini by WeWoreWhat. The next month, Thumann was featured in a PacSun campaign, while she was back at the beach in March for a photoshoot in Hawai’i.

After posing for Hollister in April, Thumann’s May highlight was the SI Swimsuit Issue launch party red carpet event in New York City. The summer consisted of more Hollister campaigns and the SI Swimsuit Runway Show during Miami Swim Week in July. She was secretive about a magazine photoshoot in August, attended a Victoria’s Secret event last month and left fans on a cliffhanger with another secret magazine feature in October.

“my most special year with DREAM jobs❤️❤️❤️❤️,” the model and influencer gushed in her caption.

Tons of Thumann’s nearly 800,000 followers on the platform piped in to the comments section to hype her up regarding her major accomplishments.

“oh my goodness i’ve been watching you for so long and i’m so happy to see you doing so well!!” one person wrote. “you deserve it💕.”

“little Ellie would be so proud 🥲,” someone else noted.

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