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Madelyn Cline Rides Dune Buggies in Dubai Wearing Bikini Top

Here’s how the young actress prioritizes self care

Madelyn Cline is making the most out of her One Night in Dubai! The Outer Banks star attended the adventurous event put on by Giorgio Armani, looking desert chic and flaunting her chiseled abs in a black swimsuit top and baggy jeans during an afternoon of dune buggying. How does the 23-year-old prioritize her mental and physical health? Read on to see 6 ways Madelyn Cline 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 Suffered From An Eating Disorder

As a teen, Madelyn suffered from an eating disorder. "I think I was around 16 when I started working out a lot. I would wake up every morning at 5 a.m. and I would work out for 30 minutes. It was super rigorous cardio every day," she explained in a 2020 Body Scan video for Women's Health. She eventually started cutting calories, sometimes just eating six almonds for breakfast as to not "counteract the cardio" she was doing. "It turned into not feeding myself protein and not feeding my body what it needed when I was working out so much. "I worked out multiple times during the day. All I knew was I wasn't achieving a particular body image, and so I was angry. I was harming myself and starving myself in the process of trying to achieve that."


She Learned How to Love Herself

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Madelyn revealed that her mother was a "wonderful help" in terms of her recovery. "She would stand there in the mirror with me and we would list out things that I liked about my body," she explained. "After that repetition those things became solidified in my mind. I like my curves, I like my hips, and after a while I started to love my body. I became so much happier."


She Loves Being Outdoors

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Madelyn loves the outdoors. On her bucket list? "I want to climb a mountain or go backpacking somewhere. That'd be really cool," she told Buzzfeed. However, she isn't that into hiking. "Like, I hate going on hikes, but I feel like I should climb a mountain at least once in my life. Just to say I did it. Yeah. I saw the view, I saw some clouds. And yeah, it's good, I did it. No more hiking ever again. Just cross it off."


She Skateboards

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Madelyn is a skateboarder. "I tried to learn how to do kickflips," she explains in a 24 Hours with Madelyn Cline video for Vogue


Horses Are Her Therapy

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Instead of getting a job at a restaurant or in retail, her first job in Los Angeles was at a horse barn. "Every morning I would get up at like 6am and I would drive to the barn and I would mop the stalls, feed them, and give them their supplements," she told Vogue. "When I'm riding I feel very centered but also very alert because I am trying to figure out what the horse is telling me what is around us, if there is anything that might spook them. Just learning how to communicate with them, and if you stay calm they stay calm. So it's kind of a lesson in learning how to center yourself first. It's cathartic. There's a reason why people go and do horse therapy. It's because it's wonderful."


Here's How She Deals with Anxiety

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"I think the thing I've learned the most about my anxiety and dealing with my emotions and learning how to conquer the things, self sabotage, and imposter syndrome is just learning how to give in and let things happen and if it doesn't go as planned that's okay," she explained to Vogue. "And give yourself the permission to tell your anxiety to shut the f**k up." 


Leah Groth
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