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Below Deck's Gabriela Barragan in Bathing Suit is "Natural Beauty"

Here's how she stays fit.

Gabriela Barragan is one of the stars of Bravo's hit reality series, Below Deck Sailing Yacht. The show follows the crew of a boat as they care for clients and sail to amazing locations. Barragan posted a new stunning video on Instagram. In it, she danced in a white bathing suit outside. "@chopdaily Meet the Afro-Americans inspired ✨ #africana #africanancestry #afrolatina," she captioned it. A "natural beauty," said one fan. How does she stay fit? Read on to see 5 ways Gabriela Barragan stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Pushes Herself

Barragan did an interview with The List, where she talked about what it is like for her to be on the show. She says that her personality pushed her to audition for BDSY. "I don't do anything half-assed. It's like, go big, [or] go home. If I'm going to be dramatic, I might as well do it on television." "It's energy that predicts the strength and persistence of behavior. Like vitamins, you have to take some motivation every day. Sometimes that means acting as if you have it when maybe you're not really feeling it," says the Mayo Clinic.


She's Supportive

Barragan tells The List that she has natural instincts to support her other co-stars. "I want everyone to be happy. If everyone's happy, I'm happy. I'm usually trying to give advice and speak life into people. I'm all about praising your friends, hyping people up, and that's usually the role I would play, but it does get sticky when two people are fighting, and you like both of them."


She Doesn't Let Emotions Get In The Way

Barragan admits that she can be emotional, however, she doesn't let her feelings affect her. When The List asked her what advice she'd give, she answered, "I think I would tell any new yacht crew not to be like, 'Check your feelings at the door,' but work through your feelings before you make a big stink about it to everyone that's willing to lend an ear. It doesn't ever end well."


She Does Yoga

Barragan loves to practice yoga. She sometimes will do a session with her co-stars, while they're sailing. Barraga posted this photo on Instagram of herself and her co-stars practicing yoga. She captioned the post, "If the boys want yoga in the morning, they get yoga in the morning! Namaste … it's Monday!" "According to Edward Laskowski, M.D., co-director of Mayo Clinic's Department of Sports Medicine in Rochester, doing yoga in a room that's been heated to anywhere from 80 to 109 degrees with 40 percent humidity is not only good for our mind and spirit, but pretty much our entire body," says the Mayo Clinic.


She Swims

Working on a yacht means Barragan gets to travel the world, usually to tropical destinations. And she gets to spend time at those beaches when she has time off. Barragan loves to go swimming as a way to stay in shape. She posted this video on Instagram from Christmas Cove. In it, she got out of the water, and climbed up onto a boat. 

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