The Legends Lounge at W South Beach’s LAWN treated VIP’s, models, and celebrities to a tropical Swim Week welcome party under the moonlight with beats, libations by Duke Spirits, La Adelita Tequila, Provacativo and flavored seltzer waters by La Croix. The LAWN also featured a live performance by The Black Tape Project – Tape Art and Alternative Fashion – and artist Joel Alvarez, taping pieces of black electric tape onto naked models to make it look as if they’re wearing skimpy swimwear. Celebrity guests spotted included Anne de Paula and boyfriend and NBA star Joel Embiid, Camille Kostek, Haley Kalil, Danielle Herrington, SI editor MJ Day and Myla Dalbesio.
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit closed out Miami Swim Week 2019 with a show-stopping runway presentation at the W South Beach. The runway showcased a stellar lineup of women who stand for important issues, donning socially conscious swimwear looks by designers who encourage and promote sustainability, inclusivity and philanthropy.
The star of the night was model Djaniel Carter, who has been battling an underlying medical condition that has not stopped her from pursuing her dreams to be a model. Carter was wheeled onto the runway by SI Swimsuit magazine editor, MJ Day.
Other models featured on the runway included 2019 Model Search Winner, Brooks Nader, 2019 Cover Model Camille Kostek, Halima Aden, Jasmine Sanders, Kate Bock, Robin Holzken, Vita Sidorkina and Model Search Finalists, Ariadna Gutierrez, Ashley Alexiss, Brielle Anyea Cunningham, Christie Valdiserri, Clarissa Bowers, Courtney Smits, Djaniel Carter, Florinda Estrada, Hyun Joo (JooJoo) Hwang, Jamea Byrd, Kathy Jacobs, Katina Taylor, Miki Hamano, Nour Guiga, Salina Jade, Soraya Yd, Tanaye White.