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Olivia Culpo shared with her Instagram followers that she was enjoying the fourth of July in style.

The I Feel Pretty actress shared seven new photos where she was taking in Lake Norman in North Carolina by speedboat.

For the fresh snaps, the 29-year-old model wore a flirty pale blue top with bikini bottoms and a sarong skirt tied at the hip.

Lovely on the lake: Olivia Culpo shared with her Instagram followers that she was enjoying the fourth of July in style

The brunette bombshell was with friends and family as she wished her nearly 5M followers a ‘Happy 4th of July everyone!!!!’ 

Lake Norman is not a natural lake but was man made in the late 1950s. It was part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy. 

These images are being shared after she enjoyed a trip to St Barts with her boyfriend Christian McCaffrey, a football player for the Carolina Panthers.

She posed in a bikini with her beau as well as her younger sister Sophia who brought with her Braxton Berrios of the New York Jets. 

In April Culpo said she feels a ‘real sense of camaraderie with other women’.

Living the dream in NC: The I Feel Pretty actress shared seven new photos where she was taking in Lake Norman in North Carolina by speedboat

Living the dream in NC: The I Feel Pretty actress shared seven new photos where she was taking in Lake Norman in North Carolina by speedboat

The looker admits boys used to ‘scare’ her a lot of the time and she considers herself to be a ‘girl’s girl’, always championing other women and female empowerment.

She said: ‘I do feel like I’ve always been a girl’s girl. Honestly, boys kind of scared me a lot of the time. I’m a girl’s girl; I went to an all-girls high school. My sisters and I are very close. I definitely think having sisters has maybe made me a little bit more female-empowerment driven. I’ve always felt a real sense of camaraderie with other women.’

And Olivia also opened up about her own relationship with herself, admitting she tries not to be too ‘strict’ with herself and instead sets more ‘gentle goals’ and focuses on wellness.

Cute in a new look: For the fresh snaps, the 29-year-old model wore a flirty pale blue top with bikini bottoms and a sarong skirt tied at the hip

Cute in a new look: For the fresh snaps, the 29-year-old model wore a flirty pale blue top with bikini bottoms and a sarong skirt tied at the hip

Speaking about her diet and fitness goals, she added to Hamptons magazine: ‘I think that you have to make living a wellness-driven life fun, and that’s where the balance comes in. It’s not fun to always be dieting. It’s not fun to feel like every workout you do isn’t enough.

‘I feel like if you’re too strict with yourself, or you’re too strict with your diet, you’re basically telling yourself that you’re not good enough. More gentle goals are what works for me because they’re just more fun … I stick to the 80-20 rule. Eighty percent of the time I’m really good, and then 20% of the time I allow myself to eat, not whatever but indulge a little more, I guess you could say.

‘That’s worked really well for me in general, especially this past year, where obviously everyone’s just trying to find comfort wherever they can. Eating salad 24/7 is not going to give you that kind of comfort.’

The natural way: She wore minimal makeup with her brown hair down in soft beach waves

The natural way: She wore minimal makeup with her brown hair down in soft beach waves

The gang is here: In one of her snaps, two people could be seen in the background

The gang is here: In one of her snaps, two people could be seen in the background

In March she said her battle with endometriosis ‘slowly took over’ her life.

The star revealed she had been diagnosed with the condition – which causes the uterine lining to grow outside of the uterus – last year, and has now opened up on her journey to receiving an official diagnosis, which saw her being repeatedly brushed off by doctors.

She said: ‘It was getting to the point where not only were my periods becoming unbearable, but then I’ve learned also that like another symptom of endometriosis as it’s progressing is you have pain even in between periods. It’s not only even when you’re on your cycle, it could be in between.

‘I really tried my hardest to pretend that it wasn’t there, and just cope and be able to do normal things that I wanted to be able to do. And then eventually, I realized that it was not possible. I just remember being on planes curled up in the fetal position, just crying to myself.’

Fireworks on display on Sunday: There was a fireworks display over the lake

Fireworks on display on Sunday: There was a fireworks display over the lake 

A little friend joined in on the fun: One of the guests held on to a little baby in diapers

A little friend joined in on the fun: One of the guests held on to a little baby in diapers

Olivia says she was told by several doctors that her pain was ‘normal’ even though she knew it wasn’t, and she eventually stopped being able to ‘function’.

She added: ‘It slowly takes over your life. You begin to plan your life around endometriosis because you can’t function. Every month, you don’t know if it’s going to be five times worse than last month, or ten times worse.’

And after finally getting her diagnosis, Olivia now believes anyone with painful periods should get to a doctor as soon as possible.

She told People magazine: ‘Use all available resources, do your research, go online, go on YouTube, ask your friends’ friends who maybe has endometriosis and create a support system for yourself so that you don’t feel so alone. And not only is that empowering and makes you feel better, but it will get you the help that you need.’

Double date: These images are being shared after she enjoyed a trip to St Barts with her boyfriend Christian McCaffrey, a football player for the Carolina Panthers. She posed in bikinis with her beau as well as her younger sister Sophia who brought with her Braxton Berrios of the New York Jets

Double date: These images are being shared after she enjoyed a trip to St Barts with her boyfriend Christian McCaffrey, a football player for the Carolina Panthers. She posed in bikinis with her beau as well as her younger sister Sophia who brought with her Braxton Berrios of the New York Jets



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