‘Real’ bikini model Karina Irby ties a knot in branded skimpy swimmers
Gold Coast swimwear designer Karina Irby tied the knot with her partner of eight years in a skimpy white bikini.
The 32-year-old is known for sharing « real » photos of her body with her 1.2 million followers, and regularly calls out « trolls » who make nasty comments about her natural figure.
On Wednesday, the social media star and swimwear entrepreneur wed partner Ryan Jones in a scenic beach wedding in Bora Bora wearing a skimpy two-piece cossie.
« I just got married… island style! » she wrote alongside a photo of their first kiss as husband and wife. And it couldn’t have been more perfect.
« Marry your best friend in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. »
The Moana Bikini owner rocked a bandeau top with racy cutouts across her bust with a pair of revealing thong bottoms in a bridal white color.
She paired it with a sheer sarong as well as a crown of giant flowers in an array of tropical colors.
Karina’s new hubby also wore a flower crown, but opted for a relaxed cream shirt and cropped combo for their nuptials.
The couple had arrived by canoe at the private island where the ceremony was held, which was followed by a beachside reception with fireworks.
Later, the bride changed her togs into a white satin dress with a flowing train and sexy cutouts.
Fans were quick to praise the Instagram star, saying she looked « beautiful. »
“Congrats to you both! You look absolutely stunning,” one wrote.
« Congratulations to you both, so happy for you guys, » said another.
As one said, « OMG your dress. »
Karina later said she and her new husband decided to « elope » overseas after struggling to plan a wedding in Australia for the past three years.
« Ryan and I chose to elope in our favorite tropical destination, Bora Bora, » she said in an Instagram Stories post.
“It was a tough decision for us to make, but after 3 years of trying to plan a wedding at home, I felt like it was really meant to be.”
While visiting the idyllic holiday destination, Karina also shot a campaign for her swimwear line.
She’s amassed a huge following online with her body-positive posts, but unfortunately draws ‘rude’ and ‘disgusting’ remarks from strangers about her figure.
In a powerful post, Karina shared some of the horrifying remarks she regularly makes, calling on people to « do better ».
“People tell me to kill myself. Call me names. Discourage my work. Call my skin issues,” she wrote.
« I LOVE social media and I LOVE making myself available to help others feel less alone, make someone smile and distract people from their hectic lives.
“But I don’t like the way people can treat each other here. Hiding behind their screens. What rude and disgusting behavior.
“People are literally ending their lives over comments like this.
« We all need to #BEBETTER. Better not listen. And better never talk to others like that.