Olivia Culpo Leaves Little To The Imagination In String Bikini

Olivia Culpo attends the screening of "Sibyl" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 24, 2019 in Cannes, France.
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shared a video to Instagram on Monday, one in which Olivia Culpo can be seen showing plenty of skin while wearing a tiny string bikini. The video was a compilation of the various shoots the model had participated in for the magazine’s swimsuit edition, an issue released earlier this May.

The former Miss Universe was seen posing on the beach, soaking up the sun, in one scene. The video also showed various shots of the model frolicking on the beach in the barely-there red bikini, one which left little to the imagination. In one daring scene, the camera lingered on her backside, which is practically naked — except for a few strings from her bikini bottoms.

The video highlighted the time that the model spent on Kangaroo Island, and it also included many scenes from her time in Australia writ large. The footage included snaps from a shoot in which Culpo posed with a python covering her breasts.

In an interview with Fox News, the model discussed the shoot, and said it was amazing. She also admitted that she was nervous while she was holding the snake, but also that everything worked out fine.

To help her retain her fabulous figure, Culpo, 26, said she follows a strict diet in the days leading up to photo shoots.

“No sugar. No carbs. No alcohol,” she told Fox. “Basically, all protein and fiber and the only kinds of carbs I’ll have is sweet potato or greens or fruit.”

When Culpo is not preparing for a shoot, she tries to eat a balanced diet. However, she does allow herself to splurge sometimes. The model also enjoys working out, a practice which she says helps her to keep her figure in check when she does allow herself to enjoy fun food.

“I love working out. I feel like if I didn’t work out as much as I did, I probably wouldn’t be able to get away with eating the way that I eat, so for me it works out well,” she said.

Culpo’s hard work definitely pays off — as seen in many of her Instagram shots.

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@si_swimsuit .. It’s finally here!!!!!! This was one of my hardest days for personal reasons (as some of you may remember). I landed in Australia to shoot these photos with some info that rocked my world. Looking back at this first picture, I know exactly what was going through my mind at the time. I was so incredibly thankful for the opportunity to be doing something I had dreamed of, and wished and hoped for since I was a little girl. And I sit here today feeling SO grateful. I feel like I worked really hard, and hope I can use my experience to inspire people to 1. Always follow your dreams 2. Know the power of the law of attraction and manifesting what you want in life 3. Try your hardest to always give thanks, even when it is difficult and you may not understand why certain things happen when they do. Even though I was struggling on this day, I know in this picture I was thanking God for the opportunities life has given me and for making every day a blessing. I love you all and PS thank you for the bday wishes!!!!

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The I Feel Pretty actress said that while she was in Australia posing for the swimsuit issue, she felt grateful for being able to do something she had always wanted to do, ever since she was a little girl. She also said she hoped that the photos inspired others to follow their dreams.

Fans who want to keep up with Culpo’s life can follow her Instagram account.