Jena Sims was glowing when she strutted down the runway while seven months pregnant.
The former Miss Teen USA, a finalist for the 2023 SI Swim Search, hit the catwalk during the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway Show at W Hotel South Beach during Miami Swim Week.
The wife of pro golfer Brooks Koepka recently took to Instagram, where she shared a photo of herself wearing a T-shirt that said, “Currently growing a pair.” The look was completed with a high-cut string bikini bottom by Slate Swim.
The 34-year-old is expecting her first child, a baby boy.
Sims is one of seven Swim Search finalists who walked down the runway. She appeared alongside Berkleigh Wright and Nina Cash, as well as Achieng Agutu, Sharina Gutierrez, Penny Lane and Brittney Nicole.
Nicole Williams English, who posed for SI Swimsuit while pregnant, appeared on the runway with her daughter. (Getty Images)
Nicole Williams English, who posed for the current issue while seven months pregnant, modeled a white bikini on the catwalk while carrying her daughter India. The model and wife of former NFL player Larry English gave birth in January.
SI Swim Search, an annual casting call, receives thousands of submissions from hopeful models every year. It aims to discover the outlet’s newest star. Readers can vote for their favorite model online through Aug. 31. The winner will be announced in September as the first rookie of the 2024 issue.
“He’s so supportive,” Sims gushed about her longtime love. “I think that’s why our relationship is so successful because I’m supportive of his hopes and dreams. And he’s so interested in everything that I have going on, which couldn’t be further from what he has going on.”
Jena Sims Koepka, seen here in May, is one of the finalists in this year’s SI Swim Search. (Manny Hernadez/FilmMagic)
Sims first met Koepka at the 2015 Masters. They went public with their relationship at the U.S. Open in 2017. Over the years, Sims has been a constant presence at Koepka’s tournaments.
This year, Martha Stewart became the oldest model to grace the cover of the annual swimsuit issue. The 81-year-old surpassed Maye Musk, Elon Musk’s mother, who posed for the issue in 2022 at age 74.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.