Gabriella Halikas Shines in These 4 Bikini Pics in Atlantic City

The 2021 Swim Search finalist made a major impression during her feature in New Jersey.
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Gabriella Halikas was photographed by Yu Tsai in Atlantic City.

As a finalist in the 2021 Swim Search open casting call, Gabriella Halikas traveled to Atlantic City, where she posed for photographer Yu Tsai. 

The 26-year-old is the self-proclaimed “CEO of confidence,” and she uses her platforms to encourage women to embrace themselves just as they are. Since her SI Swimsuit feature, Halikas has signed with Ford Models and continues to create content on her TikTok and Instagram channels to encourage self-love.

“Confidence is having a deep understanding of yourself and your self-worth and always being unapologetically yourself,” she told us last year of her point of view. “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.”

While on location in New Jersey, Halikas donned a number of bright and beautiful swimsuits, including orange, pink and green bikinis, and her confidence was evident in every pose she struck in the sand.

“My confidence comes from within and just being a good person and showing up every day as myself and giving back and helping others,” Halikas added of her goal of helping women become more confident. “I’m the most confident when I’m helping others feel more confident and love themselves.”

Below, find a few of our favorite snapshots Tsai captured of Halikas, in which the Los Angeles-based content creator’s confidence shines bright.

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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.