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Madison Bailey in Bathing Suit is Ready For "This Summer"

Here are 7 ways she stays fit and healthy.

Madison Bailey is showing off her sensational figure in SKIMS! In her latest social media post, the Outer Banks star models a pink swimsuit from Kim Kardashian's collection. "I know what I'll be wearing this summer @SKIMS Swim," she captioned the Instagram post, teasing the release of the upcoming collection. How does the young Hollywood star stay healthy?  Read on to see 7 ways Madison Bailey prioritizes her mental and physical health 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 Rides Horses

Madison is an equestrian and has a love for horses. She celebrated her 23rd birthday by going for a ride with friends. "A good old fashioned North Carolina birthday," she captioned the image. Horseback riding is actually a good workout. "Riding a horse for 45 minutes at a walk, trot and canter can burn up to 200 calories," says Dr. Dennis Sigler, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horse specialist and professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station. "If you do something a bit more strenuous such as cutting or reining, that can come out to nearly seven calories per minute for the entire length of the riding period," adds the American Heart Association.


She Sweats Outdoors

Madison likes taking her sweat sessions outdoors, going for hikes and doing the stairs. "Missing my LA hikes," she captioned a photo of one of her sweat sessions. "Do one thing a day that makes you proud of yourself. 3.5 miles and 500 stairs will suffice for today," she captioned a separate Instagram post. 


She Strength Trains

Madison also stays fit with the help of strength training. She also enlists her fans to be her workout buddies, including her Outer Banks "pogue" costar Jonathan Davis. "I miss my workout buddies," she captioned this snap.


She Is Open About Sexuality

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Madison, who is pansexual, is transparent about her sexuality, first discussing the topic in a 2020 TikTok. In it she said she can be attracted to, "Girls. Boys. Trans boys. Trans girls. Nonbinary babies. It's what's on the inside, boo." She feels "zero shame" about her sexuality, she added in another video. In fact, sharing her truth took a weight off her. "It was worth it. I feel lighter. I feel happier that I can just be so open and honest," she said about it. 


She Is Open About Mental Health

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Madison is also honest about her mental health struggles. When she was 17, she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and uses her platform to educate people about it. "I was nervous about the response I would get. I think people's response to any mental health issue that's not depression or anxiety is that you're crazy," she told StyleCaster. "Especially if you have a personality disorder, they're like, 'Oh, what are their names?' I'm like, 'Not multiple personality disorder. I have borderline personality disorder.' Basically I just have conflict with the one personality I have. There are a lot of misconceptions. But I realized at the end of the day, people want more accuracy." 


She Gets Her Zen On

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Bailey helps manage her mental health condition with meditation, crystals, and staying aware of her own triggers, she told Entertainment Tonight. "One of the main [pros] is that likes and dislikes change often, so my aesthetic changes often. My music taste changes often," she added. "I have a very broad personality, which allows me to connect with a lot of people."


Her Outer Banks Character Inspires Her to Wear Less Makeup

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Madison's character on the show has inspired her to make changes. "I wear a lot less makeup than I did before the show," she told PopSugar. "That definitely changed the way I view makeup. I'm more into a natural, glowy look versus a full face. It made me more comfortable in my own skin. I feel a lot more naturally beautiful than I ever have." 

Leah Groth
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