Gabriella Halikas Shares the Body-Positive Boost We All Need to Hear

The 2021 Swim Search finalist encouraged her Instagram followers to embrace themselves.
Gabriella Halikas

Gabriella Halikas.

Gabriella Halikas continues to spread body-positive messaging across her social media platforms, and we are here for it. On Thursday, the 2021 Swim Search finalist shared a brief-but-inspirational message in an Instagram caption.

The 26-year-old posed for a photograph in front of a background of greenery as she positioned her folded arms across her bare chest. She wore a string bikini bottom on her lower half underneath a cover-up with a black-and-white newspaper print. Her hair was styled in a wet look, while the model’s natural glam featured a light pink lip.

“loving your body is in✨ idk if anybody told you that yet,” Halikas wrote. She tagged her location as Miami and credited photographer Bryan with the snap.

“slayyyy,” Nicki Andrea stated simply in the comments.

“Icon,” wrote Robbie Tripp.

“Damn right 👏🏼,” Gigi Caruso concurred.

“are you KIDDING. you are perfection,” one person applauded.

“When I tell you my jaw dropped 😍🔥,” another fan proclaimed.

“Thank you for this beautiful thought, beautiful as always!” someone else added.

Earlier in the week, Halikas shared her refreshing thoughts on obtaining a bikini body on TikTok. Watch the clip here.

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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.