Sarafina El-Badry Nance Is All Smiles in Pink Bikini in the Maldives

Sarafina El-Badry Nance was photographed by Yu Tsai in the Dominican Republic. <p>Yu Tsai/Sports Illustrated</p>
Sarafina El-Badry Nance was photographed by Yu Tsai in the Dominican Republic.

Yu Tsai/Sports Illustrated

We already know 2022 Swim Search finalist Sarafina El-Badry Nance can rock a swimsuit, but the analog astronaut and author reminded her 48,300 Instagram followers of the fact with some adorable bikini snaps on Thursday.

Nance enjoyed some time in the Maldives recently, and documented a few of her adventures along the way on social media. In her Jan. 11 carousel, she showed off her dazzling smile for the camera while clad in a pink bikini. She also offered up sneak peeks at her stunning surroundings at Soneva Fushi, a luxury resort in the Maldives.

“I’ve peaked 😋 #discoversoneva 🩷🩵💙,” Nance noted in her caption.

“Is that place actually real? Wow,” one person noted in the comments.

“Wow you are thriving!! 😍,” someone else cheered.

A day prior, Nance shared an additional carousel of images, including one of herself holding a wine glass on the open water, several stargazing snaps, local cuisine, a romantic beachside meal with her husband, Taylor Nielsen, and more. In her caption, she referred to the destination as her “home away from home.”

“Everyone here is so special, so precious, so brilliant and kind,” Nance wrote. “I have made friends for life. It is the honor of a lifetime to be invited to @discoversoneva as a Soneva Star for astrophysics and to share my love for the Universe. I will miss it with my heart and soul and will be counting down the days until I get to come back home 🩵.”

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