8. Sierra Skye
Sierra Skye is an American influencer and swimsuit model from Los Angeles, California. Aside from being a swimsuit model, she also serves major fitspo as she has a strictly regimented fitness routine scheduled around her disciplined diet.
In July 2019, Sierra Skye became one of Oh Polly’s micro bikini models. “She’s gold, baby”, read the caption of Oh Polly’s Instagram post, which featured Sierra in an itty bitty string bikini in opulent gold.
Gabby Epstein is an Australian social media sensation and bikini model. The 25-year-old lifestyle and travel blogger is also a budding entrepreneur – she’s been quoted saying she plans on investing in property and launching a jewellery line in the future.
The Aussie hottie is one of many many Instagram bikini models out there, but that doesn’t mean the blonde bombshell’s IG doesn’t sizzle! We love Gabby’s fun personality and effortless beauty, and so do her 2.3 million followers.
Gabby also took up biomedicine on a scholarship and plans on taking up psychology in university, as she doesn’t plan on being an ‘influencer’ forever. We love a girl with a plan!
Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski caught everyone’s attention with her sexy performance in the music video for Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines in 2013. Since then, she’s just gotten bigger and bigger and has become one of the hottest Instagram bikini models today – she’s got 10.5 million followers on IG!
In 2014 and 2015, she was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue – a coveted spot for aspiring bikini and micro bikini models! She’s also walked in shows for Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Versace, and Dolce & Gabanna, among others.
Emily also has her own clothing and swimwear line, Inamorata, which she often models on her IG.
Ashley Graham is one of the most – if not the most – popular plus-size bikini models today. She’s appeared on the cover of fashion magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Elle, and Vogue, and appeared on various international T.V. shows as a spokesperson for body positivity and plus-size models.
She’s also served as a backstage host for Miss USA and Miss Universe from 2016 to 2018, and in 2016, Ashley made history by becoming the first size 16 model to grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
4. Robyn Lawley
Though most Australian bikini models are sun-kissed, blonde, and thin, Robyn Lawley defies conventions as one of the most well-known Aussie plus-size bikini models. The brunette babe is a towering 6 foot 4, size 14 model who has appeared on the cover of magazines like French Elle, Marie Claire Australia, and Cosmopolitan, as well as in campaigns for the plus-size lines of H&M and Mango.
You could say that Robyn Lawley walked so that Ashley Graham could run. Only a few plus-size bikini models were on editors’ radars before she was featured in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, but after that, we saw a sudden surge of plus-sized gals in the spotlight. Now that’s what we call an influencer!
3. Chanel Iman
Chanel Iman is an American model of African American and Korean descent who has been active since 2002. Her most notable work includes her years as a Victoria’s Secret model (she became an Angel in 2010 and walked several runway shows since then) and her appearances in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issues.
Chanel has also been in editorials for magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Vogue, and Allure, as well as the covers of Teen Vogue, American and British Elle, American Vogue, and American and French L’Officiel.
2. Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk is just one of the best bikini models in the world, she’s also arguably one of the hottest girls in the world. The Russian doll comes in second behind Jessica Gomes in the competition of who has been in the most Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues (Irina has been in 7 consecutive issues), but she does have a slew of other projects to boast.
Just recently she made the cover of Vogue Spain with Adriana Lima. She’s also been on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar US, Vogue Hong Kong, and Vogue Brazil, and has done campaigns for Burberry, Versace, and Moschino, among many others.
Jessica is one of the best bikini models from Australia. The half-Portuguese, half-Chinese Sydney-born model was primarily a swimsuit model around 2000 to 2013. She has appeared in Vogue, Victoria’s Secret campaigns and shows, and in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue for eight consecutive years between 2008 and 2015.
She’s currently signed with IMG Australia. The model is yet another budding entrepreneur, having launched her own skincare brand called Equal Beauty.
As summer approaches, there are tons of hot bikini models you can follow online for inspo or beach chic pegs. Get a head start by following these eight gorgeous girls!