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Jennifer Atilemile in Bathing Suit Says "Today's the Day"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Model Jennifer Atilemile is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie for 2023. She recently made her debut in the magazine, and shared it on Instagram. In it, Atilemile posed on the beach in a black swimsuit. She captioned the post, "Today's the day, that I'm officially in @SI_Swimsuit 🧚🏽‍♀️👙 Literally THE best early birthday present ever! Thank you so much to the amazing team for selecting me to be part of the 2023 issue, alongside such inspiring, powerful and drop dead gorgeous women. I am the most excited to celebrate with you all this week, and beyond grateful for this incredible opportunity." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Jennifer Atilemile stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Wants To Spread A Positive Message

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Atilemile is all about spreading positivity, specifically body positivity. She tells Yahoo Lifestyle, "I wanted to just spread my message that size doesn't necessarily determine health. Also coming into the holiday season when women are made to feel guilty about their food consumption, I just wanted to reiterate that there is no one size that determines a woman's beauty."


She Makes Time To Workout

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Staying fit is extremely important to Atilemile. "Something that I do for myself is sticking to an exercise regime," she says to SI Swim. "Just trying to move my body at least 20 minutes a day, even if it's taking my dog for a walk around the block. I just feel like when I move my body, I'm mentally stronger and my focus is clearer and my anxiety is a lot less intense."


She Turns Things Down

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Atilemile is putting her mental health first. She tells SI Swim that she is learning to say no to certain things to protect herself. "In [the modeling] industry, we travel a lot," she says. "We're always working when we have to work, getting on planes when we have to get on planes.If the pandemic taught me anything, it was that I am allowed to rest and I am allowed to relax. Life isn't all about the grind."


She Has Goals


Atilemile is all about setting goals and going after them. "Obviously you've gotta dream of something," she says to SI Swim. "Whether it's something big or something small. You've gotta then believe it, believe you can do it, and then if you believe you can do it, then you put things in motion to allow yourself to achieve it."


She's Changed Her Needs

Atilemile tells The Sydney Morning Herald that she has changed certain goals and aspirations she has. And she cites one in particular. "I've always grown up with a fairy-tale idea of wanting to get married, but I don't need marriage as I once thought I did. I do want a relationship with someone I can trust. I do want to find a partner and have kids with someone who will help raise them."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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