5 Awe-Inspiring Photos of 2024 SI Swimsuit Rookie Penny Lane in Portugal

Penny Lane, a certified holistic health coach, debuts in SI's 60th anniversary swimsuit issue.

The English model, who applied to the Swim Search open casting call and was a finalist and co-winner last year, said she didn't grasp the accomplishment and enthusiasm until her 2024 photoshoot.

The 29-year-old worked with photographer Ben Watts and the SI Swimsuit team in Porto and the North, Portugal, on a day unlike any other.

“I haven't believed this whole experience until now. The realization is still sinking in. At the first shot, I thought, ‘Oh wow, this is actually real, it's happening and I've actually done it,’” she says, adding that she manifested the opportunity over a decade ago.

“To feel like I've come this far is amazing. A remarkable path has led to this. It's precious to me. I'm thankful.”

Lane, who has lived in 64 cities in nine years, raises mental health awareness, inspires women to accept themselves, and challenges unfair body standards.

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