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Colombian Model Manuela Alvarez Hernandez Shares Swimsuit Photo From the Beach

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Manuela Alvarez Hernandez is one of the hot new models right now. In 2019, she was one of Sports Illustrated's SI Swim Search winners. And her recent Instagram post proves why she got the job. Hernandez shared a set of photos from the beach. She wore a bunch of different swimsuits, including one in yellow, one in orange, and one in black. Hernandez captioned the post, "Leaving these here just before summer ends." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Manuela Alvarez Hernandez stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Wants To Inspire Others


Hernandez wants to be an inspiration for other Latina models. She talked about this in an interview with HOLA USA, after winning the SI Swim Search. "It's an honor," she said. "And for me, it's huge because coming from Medellin and moving to the U.S., I didn't really think that my life was going to take this direction. The fact that I'm following my dreams, and I get to be myself and represent Latinas is truly an honor."


She Changed Her Diet and Exercise

Hernandez talked about how she prepped for the SI shoot to HOLA USA. "I knew that the day of the shoot I wanted to feel my best and feel confident," she said. "A few weeks before, I did work out a lot. I would go to the gym once or twice a day every single day. I tried to cut out dairy, meat and tried to have mainly a plant-based diet. It was really hard for me just because I love food. I love pizza; I love carbs. It really did take a lot for me to restrain myself from eating meat and all the fried foods and all the good stuff. That's probably the best shape I've been in in my life."


She Prioritized Education

At the 2019 SI Swimsuit On Location event in Miami, Hernandez revealed to a reporter that she put school ahead of her modeling dreams. "It honestly feels like a crazy dream," Hernandez said. "It's insane to see that it's becoming a reality and I'm living it. Honestly, I'm really glad that I went to school and got my degree and that now I have the chance to do modeling all the time. Now I'm in LA, so it's honestly just been amazing."


She Swims

As you can see from her recent Instagram post, Hernandez likes to go to the beach. One thing she likes to do there is swim. She shared this video on Instagram of herself running into the water. Hernandez captioned the post, "I love this feeling." Better Health states that, "Swimming is a great recreational activity for people of all ages. Recreational swimming can provide you with a low-impact workout and it's a good way to relax and feel good."


She Skis

Swimming isn't the only outdoor workout Hernandez likes to do. She also enjoys going skiing. Hernandez shared this set of photos and videos of herself on the slopes of Big Bear Mountain. She captioned the post, "A fun day on the mountain." states, "It's well documented that skiing and snowboarding benefits cardiovascular health, overall fitness, strength, coordination, balance and more. Regardless of your health and fitness goals, strapping on a pair of skis or a snowboard is sure to fulfill some of them. Due to the versatility of skiing and snowboarding, it can encompass the benefits of a cardio workout, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session, and strength training session, all in one fun activity."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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