Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition model Samantha Hoopes was ready for some fun in the sun and she looked fabulous in the teaser she shared on her Instagram page. The 28-year-old model was in Miami for the weekend and the new mom was all smiles as she hung out poolside.
The photo she shared on Sunday was geotagged, revealing that she was at The Setai hotel in Miami Beach. She was lounging under an umbrella that was protecting her baby George as she angled her figure to get a bit of sun herself.
Samantha wore a flattering black monokini that showed off her flat tummy and curvy hips. She had her long, blond hair pulled back into a messy ponytail and she went all-natural and makeup-free for this casual afternoon by the water. The Sports Illustrated model held a baby toy up over George for him to check out. The little one was covered up with a hat and full-body sleeper to protect him from the sun.
Samantha kept her caption simple, noting that it was “playtime” and added a palm tree emoji. The model looked stunning in the shot and many would surely be shocked to learn she had a baby less than two months ago.
“Omg you are back in shape!! Crazy! Congrats!!!” raved one of Samantha’s fans.
“Samantha, you look incredible!!!!!” added another follower, who added a thumbs-up emoji at the end of her comment.
“Pre baby body check!!! You are stunning so happy for you and your family,” a third user commented.
Just a matter of hours before her poolside bathing suit snap, Samantha shared another photo to the social media site. This one included her fiancé, Salvatore Palella, as well as George. The trio was on an airplane on their way to Miami. The model noted that this was their first trip to the beach as a family.
Samantha has not shared a shot of it yet, but she noted that this would be George’s first time experiencing the sand. She also admitted that she was quite excited to get some sunshine.
Just a few days ago, the Sports Illustrated model shared that she was ready to throw on a bikini for the first time since having George. Other recent Instagram posts have shown Samantha being open about the transformations her body has navigated over the past year, acknowledging that it has taken some time to get back to feeling herself again.
She has teased fans that she would “bring sexy back” to her Instagram page soon and it looks as if this most recent post was a good way for her to dip her toe back into those waters. Judging by the reaction of her followers, they seem in agreement that she has done just that.