Gabriella Halikas Shares Her Thoughts on Achieving a ‘Bikini Body’

The 2021 Swim Search finalist donned a two-piece swimsuit while sharing her take on TikTok.
Gabriella Halikas

Gabriella Halikas.

Gabriella Halikas, the self-proclaimed “CEO of confidence,” does not shy away from sharing her thoughts when it comes to body image. In a recent TikTok, the 2021 Swim Search finalist took a comedic approach to her belief that any body qualifies as a bikini body.

“when you hear someone talking about getting ‘bikini body’ ready,” read the on-screen text. Halikas donned the Delphine top ($85) by 437 in an adorable blue-and-white checkered pattern with the brand’s matching Camille bottoms ($75).

In response to the prompt, she mouthed along to lyrics from “Uber Everywhere” by MadeinTYO in the clip: “Heard you was a lame boy / Get up out my face.”

Halikas further clarified her stance on the topic of “bikini bodies” with her video caption: “no such thing baby.”

While she regularly encourages her online followers to embrace their inner confidence, the 26-year-old model previously shared with SI Swimsuit that her own self-assurance comes from within.

“Confidence is having a deep understanding of yourself and your self-worth and always being unapologetically yourself,” she stated. “Confidence also means doing what you love and not caring what others think, and just knowing that your beauty and worth is not determined by your size or exterior appearance.”

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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.