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Charlbi Dean in Bathing Suit Says "Thank You"

Here's how she stays so fit.

Charlbi Dean, the South African actor you may recognize from Black Lightning and An Interview With God, is in the spotlight and loving it. Dean is going to appear in the upcoming film The Triangle of Sadness, co-starring Woody Harrelson, which just premiered to acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival. Dean shared a still from the film on her Instagram story, as well as a swimsuit shot from Vogue ("Thank you @sinaostlund for capturing us so sweetly," she said.). In the former, she lounged on a beach chair, wearing a bathing suit. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Charlbi Dean 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 Goes Hiking

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Dean loves to go hiking as a way to stay in shape. She posted this photo on Instagram of herself hiking with a friend. She captioned the photo, "The hike back the day after took a little longer than on the way down.. The wine & s'mores may have had something to do with it."


She Does Her Own Stunts

When Dean is acting on Black Lightning, she doesn't always need a stuntwoman. She revealed on Instagram that she is working on learning her own stunts for the role. Dean posted this photo of herself learning martial arts. She captioned the photo, "Kicking ass and taking names!!! Thanks to the awesome stunt team for working me so hard and teaching me new tricks everyday!"


She Boxes

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In order to do some of her own stunts, Dean had to learn a lot of new skills. One thing she did was boxing. She posted this photo of herself at the gym with a trainer. She captioned the photo, "What didn't kill me, made me a weirdo."


She Goes To The Beach

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Dean loves to go to the beach. She posted this set of photos on Instagram of herself in Cape Town, South Africa. While she was there, she made sure to spend time by the water. In the post, Dean is seen in the waves, and even does a photoshoot. Dean captioned the post, "Cape Town much needed escape."


She's A Feminist

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Dean is unafraid to speak her mind, and is a proud feminist. In this video interview with Next Management, she talked about double standards in the industry and society. "I always thought that if I spoke loud, people would feel uncomfortable. If I said what was on my mind, it would make people feel uncomfortable. Especially as a woman, too often we have to be quiet, and mind people. And what ends up happening is you have a whole bunch of people who are minded, but never end up speaking their mind. I don't think you should even be apologetic for who you are."

Anna Bechtel
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