Audrina Patridge's Advice for Bikini Boldness

06/22/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Audrina Patridge Bikini Pictures
Courtesy SHAPE

Audrina Patridge is in a bikini just about every day of the week, and it’s all because of one trait: confidence. “I don’t even think twice about wearing a swimsuit because it’s always been a part of my lifestyle,” she shares in the July issue of SHAPE. “But I have girlfriends who are so afraid to show their bodies, they won’t take off their towels at the beach or pool. It’s a shame because everyone can look good in a suit.” Patridge, who started swimming at age 4, credits her bikini-ready body to lots of outdoor activities — biking, beach volleyball and hiking or running with her pup Lady — plus an intense exercise routine, outlined on But you don’t have to work out as hard as she does to work a two-piece. Patridge first recommends choosing a bathing suit that flatters your own figure. “So many women will buy one they see a celebrity wearing, thinking it’ll look good on them too,” she says. “Be open-minded. Even if you think you know what works on your body, you may be really surprised by the results.” To get her beach-girl glow, the Audrina star uses self-tanner, and is always sure to protect her skin with sunscreen. She keeps her hair summery year-round, too, by washing it only twice per week and using dry shampoo on the days in between. To fix flyaways, she rubs Moroccan Oil onto her ends. “It smells really wonderful,” she says, “and I have less breakage when I comb my hair.” And to give her body a little boost, she does a quick series of squats and sit-ups before hitting the beach. “I like to get the blood flowing to those areas,” she explains. “I feel tighter and stronger, and it gives my skin a nice rosy glow.”

FILED UNDER: Fitness , Swimwear
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Laura on

she looks pretty!!! love her!!

Star on

Her body is awesome. Nice and toned.

Lindsay on

Why is this girl famous again?!? I don’t get it. aslo why did ppl give Heidi Montag problems about her breast implants, but nobody says anything about this girls? yikes!

ghettoroostah on

they don’t look as fake as heidi’s, IMO. but she looks great!

stacy on

Yep..I use to look like that till I had a baby. Oh the good ol’ days. Keep rockin it Audrina while you got it!

ps on

This pic has been photo shopped because she was in an article last week and she was skin and bones.

Tessa on

Sorry I don’t find that “banging” at all. Too skinny, no curves. She looks like a teenage boy practically.

Pete on

I don’t get how people think bony women are sexy. She has no curves and implants. She is cute and that’s it. Heck Jessica Simpson has a great body, not very bright but that”s a body.

tony on

All the fat chicks are haters…Tessa i’m taking to you.

Lori A on

Love the swimsuit.

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