Top 10 Bikini Models of 2018

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Bikini models – two of the most intimidating nouns ever to be paired together. Summer may be on it’s way out but it’s not too late to pull out that pre-beach kit; razor, gym membership and the dreaded bikini. In case you need a little #inspo to ramp up your exercise regime, here are the top 10 bikini models of 2018…

Top Bikini Models: #1

Emily Ratajkowski

Insta: @emrata

Followers: 15 million

You may recognise Emily from TV and the big screen after bagging roles in Entourage and Ben Affleck’s movie Gone Girl. A huge step away from her iCarly Nickelodeon days, Emily is mostly known for her hot-to-trot bikini bod. Her recent catwalk appearance walking Bottega Venetta’s show at Milan fashion week means the only way is up for this 26 year old beauty. Having campaigns for DKNY Fall ’17 and 15 million Instagram followers under your belt certainly helps.

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Top Bikini Models: #2

Rose Bertram

Insta: @rose_bertram

Followers: 745 k

Belgian bikini model Rose Bertram is best known for her appearances in Sports Illustrated and GQ Magazine. Her first big break was with famed fashion photographer Juergen Teller for speaker brand Jambox. This got the Belgian beauty noticed and from there she worked with L’Oreal, Primark and H&M amongst many other big brand names. “I remember when I started people always told me that it would never work out. They told me that I’d never get to do big jobs because I wasn’t tall enough, didn’t have a very skinny high-fashion body type. You can tell fashion is changing, now it’s all about who you are.” Go get ‘em, girl.

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Top Bikini Models: #3

Barbara Palvin

Insta: @realbarbarapalvin

Followers: 6.8 m

It’s pretty obvious why Barbara Palvin made it to our Top 10 bikini models list, I mean just look at her! If you’re going to make an entrance via your runway debut it has to be for Prada, darling. What a way to be introduced to the fashion world, huh? Not only has she walked for some of the biggest names in fashion Barbara has been linked to Canadian pop star Justin Bieber. Did someone say power couple?

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Top Bikini Models: #4

Sommer Ray

Insta: @sommerray

Followers: 16.9 m

Best known as a fitness model, it is undeniable that Sommer Ray looks great in a bikini with curves in all the right places. She took part in her first competition at the ripe age of 16 after deciding to follow in her body-building Father’s footsteps. Petite at only 5 ft 6” you can join Sommer and her 872,000+ subscribers where she showcases her daily workout routines and fitness videos. Main feature? Her butt. Her to-die-for backside earned her a place in the bikini models world.

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Top Bikini Models: #5

Sophia Miacova

Insta: @sophiamiacova

Followers: 3.1 million

With Mexican and French being inclusive of her heritage, Sophia Miacova is of unique beauty. First stepping onto the fame scene as a Vine phenomenon and known for her humour Sophia’s bikini models body is, let’s face it, out of this world. Being a huge lover of animals, after moving to LA Sophia became vegan and lives by Ghandi’s quote ‘the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.’ Is she an angel or what?

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Top Bikini Models: #6

Gigi Hadid

Insta: gigihadid

Followers: 35.9 million

These days, Gig Hadid is a household name and it may be possible there isn’t a single standing person left in this world that hasn’t heard of her. Gigi (real name Jelena Noura Hadid) has walked shows for huge names like Tommy Hilfiger, Fendi, Jeremy Scott and Tom Ford and it doesn’t look like she’s about to stop yet. Gigi is known for her more ‘curvaceous’ body aesthetic in comparison to other runway models and the positive feminist messages the model stands by.

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Top Bikini Models: #7

Sara Sampaio

Insta: @saraampaio

Followers: 5.8 m

Victoria’s Secret Angel and huge dog lover Sara Sampaio is best known for her beautiful features, amazing legs and hotter than hot bikini models bod. Growing up on the outskirts of Portugal, Sara is one of the shorted Victoria’s Secret models standing at a modest 5 ft 7 ¾. Sara’s dedication to owning the leanest body she can earned her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s Rookie of the Year back in 2014. She loves Pilates and boxing to keep fit and has a brown belt in karate. Badass!

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Top Bikini Models: #8

Chanel Iman

Insta: @chaneliman

Followers: 1.4 m

The second Victoria’s Secret Angel to be mentioned in our bikini models list, Chanel Iman is also known for her past engagement to renowned rapper A$AP ROCKY. It’s no wonder Balenciaga and Stella McCartney snapped up this long legged beauty to walk their runways. She was also announced in Vogue’s top 30 models of the 2000s.

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Top Bikini Models: #9

Demi Rose

Insta: @demirosemawby

Followers:  5.4 m

British model Demi ‘rose’ to fame (get it?) through the wonders of the Internet. With an impressive 5.4 million following count on Instagram, Demi’s career is going nowhere but up. She’s been on the cover of FHM and Nuts magazine and the rumour mill says she is rapper Tyga’s new flame. Demi left her degree in Beauty Therapy behind to focus on her modelling career. Living life amongst the rest of the hottest bikini models, her insane hourglass curves gives her an advantageous edge. Great move, Demi. Great move.

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Top Bikini Models: #10

Gabby Epstein

Insta: @gabbyepstein

Followers: 1.7 m

Raised on our home turf of Australia, Aussie Instagram star began modelling at the age of 15 and her career propelled her from there. As a previous ambassador for fitness products brand Women’s Best, she has also been seen to pose for clothing brand Young & Reckless. Gabby herself has said she earns more money from posting a selfie of herself on Instagram than she would working 4 days as a model. Time to build our following guys!

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Honorable mention

Ashley Graham

Insta: @theashleygraham

Followers: 6.2 m

American model-turned-businesswoman Ashley Graham is breaking industry standards by embracing every inch of her body. As an active advocate for body acceptance, Ashley has not only been featured in the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and Sports Illustrated (to name a few), but she has also collaborated with brands like Swimsuit for All and Addition Elle. The world has fallen in love with her irresistible confidence and seductive curves and so have we.

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