Ellie Thumann got her start in the modeling industry as a young girl, doing print work and runway shows alongside her mother. Since then, she’s built her own personal brand and has worked with companies such as Marc Jacobs, Levi’s, Kate Spade, Reebok and Coach. Known for her YouTube channel where she vlogs about beauty, lifestyle and fashion, the Phoenix native regularly documents her travels on the platform, whether she’s globetrotting for work or play. A mental health advocate, Thumann regularly partners with brands and nonprofits that support emotional well-being initiatives. Thumann makes her SI Swimsuit debut in the 2023 edition.