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Sharon Gaffka in Bathing Suit is "Still Their Best Catch"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Sharon Gaffka first made waves as a cast member of Love Island. Since then, she's become a successful influencer and activist. Gaffka recently enjoyed a trip to Crete, and shared some highlights on Instagram. In them, she sat in a hammock over the ocean, wearing a black swimsuit with cutouts. She captioned the post, "Still their best catch." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Sharon Gaffka 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!

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She Speaks Out

Gaffka is outspoken about racism she has experienced. She tells Voice Magazine that she isn't afraid of calling out racism and racial stereotypes. "Before Love Island, it was more so hyper-sexualisation and fetishisation, particularly with dating. Asian women are portrayed as being submissive and willing to please men so I would get questions like 'are you a banana?' (Asian outside but White inside). After Love Island, it has become more superficial and now focused on my physical appearance instead. My eyes for example are frequently commented on because I've got that heritage in me from Indonesia, so I have to call people out on their racism in those cases."

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She Uses A Meal Plan

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Gaffka shared her go-to meals to Closer Online. She says that she has a set meal plan from a trainer, which helps her eat healthy. "I have a set meal plan from a personal trainer to keep me on track. I have a nice coffee machine, so I'll make myself a coconut flat white first thing. Then I'll have a little bit of orange juice and some Coco Pops. For a treat, I'll have an almond croissant or cinnamon and raisin fruit loaf. Lunch varies between chicken, turkey, fish, with raw spinach and lots of other veggies. I might put it all in a wholegrain wrap or serve it with rice. Dinner will either be pasta or turkey Bolognese."

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She Loves Exercise Classes

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Gaffka opened up about her wellness routine to Heatworld. "I love doing an exercise class," she says. "And before lockdown I was really into SoulCycle. I love doing it on a self-care day, because it's an hour away from your phone in a dark room, just listening to music and really enjoying yourself and pushing yourself to another limit."

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She Makes Time For Herself

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Gaffka tells Heatworld that she always makes time for herself. "I think a massive part of self-care is sometimes just doing nothing," she says. "And giving your body and mind a chance to relax and not think about work or everything else. In my old career, it was definitely hard for me to switch off, so that's really important."

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She Uses Environmentally Friendly Products

Gaffka tells Heatworld that she makes sure to take care of her skin. She says that she likes to use environmentally friendly products. "Skincare can be quite damaging to the environment, so I try to keep it as environmentally friendly as possible. When I remove my make-up, I use reusable cotton pads (£8). You just put them in the washing machine and I think it gets your make-up off a lot better."

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