Gabriella Halikas Sweetly Reflects on Female Friendships

The model and Swim Search alumna recently spent a cozy night in with her bestie.
Gabriella Halikas

Gabriella Halikas.

Gabriella Halikas knows female friendships are the most valuable relationships, particularly in your 20s. The 2021 Swim Search finalist gave a special shout-out to her girl gang in her latest Instagram post, specifically her bestie, makeup artist Michelle DeLorenzo.

The 26-year-old shared an adorable montage of her and her BFF spending the evening together eating nutritious, delicious homemade meals, sipping on a beverage in classy glasses, watching Sex and the City and spending quality time together. “POV: your bestie hosts the most perfect girl dinner,” she wrote as the on-screen text.

The model, who was photographed by Yu Tsai in Atlantic City for the 2021 issue, penned a heartfelt message about friendship alongside the clip.

“girl friendships are so underrated🥹💕 since growing up i’ve always prioritized my friendships and lucky to have the most amazing friends around me from all walks of life— i genuinely look at them all as family.🤞🏼❤️ you all know who you are!!!thanks to my bestie @michelledelorenzo for hosting the most perfect girl dinner last night😭🎀 truly the best night!! love youuuuu!now send this to your besties to plan your next girl dinner!!✨🫶🏻🍝,” Halikas captioned the video she shared with her 235,000 Instagram followers.

“💞🫶🏻🩰💘🌷🎀👠,” Delorenzo replied in the comments.

The Northern California native is represented by Ford Models. She is the self-proclaimed “CEO of confidence” and uses her platform to encourage other women to chase their dreams, never give up and fake it till you make it.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.