In a week of spray tans, bikinis and hot-bods-to-die-for, Miami Swim Week 2019 peaked with its Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway show.

Starring a “lineup of women who stand for important issues donning socially conscious swimwear looks by designers who encourage and promote sustainability, inclusivity and philanthropy.” 

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Incredible models such as Christie Valdiserri – who suffered Alopecia Areata at the age of 22 – strummed the runway.

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Along with Djaniel Carter – who was wheeled down the runway by Sports Illustrated editor and producer, MJ Day, due to a condition that makes it difficult for her to stand and walk (in which she suffered whilst being a professional dancer).

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

And some of the world’s most beautiful plus size models such as, Ashley Alexiss (as seen below), Florinda Estrada and Brielle Anyea.

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Who were just some of the incredible models strutting their stuff.

However, it was 55 year old model, Kathy Jacobs that stole the show…

IN A BIKINI!

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

The Californian-based model has been modelling since the 90’s when she was a “petite” model represented by the iconic Ford agency in New York City.

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Presenting an array of swimsuits and coverups from the likes of Badgley Mishka, Meshki, Andi Bagus, Mira Zadeh, Bissy Swim, O’Neill, For Love and Lemons, and more… Here are our fave pics and designs from the event:

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

Miami Swim Week 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Runway

What do you think? Got any favourites in there?

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