It was an eventful summer for SI Swimsuit rookie Nicole Williams English. She had her first child, India Moon, with husband Larry English in January, and her life has been a whirlwind ever since.
Having been photographed for the magazine in Dominica while seven months pregnant, the model brought her SI Swimsuit experience full-circle when she walked the runway at this year’s Miami Swim Week with her approximately 6-month old baby in her arms. But that wasn’t the only task on Williams English’s agenda that night. The model also hosted the red carpet for the event, having fun while interviewing her fellow models.
And if that wasn’t enough action for her whirlwind past few months, the founder of the Nia Lynn swimwear brand created a new collection with SI Swimsuit. She took the chance to reflect on all of the exciting happenings throughout summer in an Instagram post on Sept. 6, featuring a reel with highlights from the season accompanied by a caption detailing her experiences and feelings.
“What a summer 🏼☀️,” she wrote. “This summer was different… amazing but different. My first summer as a MOM (Indias mom), my first summer as a SI Rookie! I launched a new collection with my brand Nia Lynn x SI Swimsuit! We moved to a whole new city, I walked with India on the SI runway (outside my belly) and hosted the red carpet!! I met new friends who became family.”
Williams English then took a moment to share her sorrow at not having her dog Jazzy by her side for the first summer in 10 years. Rather than dwell on that, the recap served to “remind me of how blessed I am and how full of gratitude I am for each and every day I wake up to see the faces I love,” she eloquently wrote.
We’re proud of all the 2023 rookie has accomplished, as well as her poise and contemplation in the face of hardship. We can’t wait to see what she gets up to next.