Gabriella Halikas’s Posing Tips Are Guaranteed to Boost Your Selfie Game

The 2021 Swim Search finalist is not gatekeeping her expertise.
Gabriella Halikas

Gabriella Halikas.

Real queens fix each other’s crowns, and Gabriella Halikas is doing just that by giving out advice to help women pose better in photographs. The 2021 Swim Search finalist, who is currently signed to Ford Models, shared a TikTok in which she provided her expertise.

The 26-year-old stood in front of a full-length mirror in a blue mini dress as she demonstrated a few poses. First, she stood with one leg out to the side, then instead shifted her leg in front of her body to show the difference.

“You have to know the shape of your body and what you want to accentuate,” Halikas explained, adding that the type of outfit also make a difference when it comes to poses.

She then focused on arm placement, noting that placing them at your sides is fine, but placing them on your hips can help elongate the body. “Put your shoulders down and back, kind of grace the side of your hip like this and let your hand just like sit right there,” she narrated.

“The leg in front is a game changer,” one fan observed in the comments.

“Queeeeen! Thank you,” someone else applauded. “I must practice this pose. Thank you 🥰.”

“This is what I needed👏😍,” another follower cheered.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.