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Carmen Electra 'Doesn't Have A Bikini', Shows Instagram Wild Alternative

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By Rebecca Cukier

Carmen Electra just showed Instagram her creative side. The model and former "Baywatch" actress might have an Instagram account packed with red-hot bikini shots, but Thursday saw the 47-year-old admit that she didn't have a two-piece to hand.

Carmen's post did seem to show some swimwear – bikini bottoms were just about visible – but with nothing in the way of a top to match them, the blonde had turned to an alternative option.

The super-sexy post has been going down a storm with Carmen's followers – unsurprising given that she looked so great.

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'If U Don't Have A Bikini, Tape Will Work Just Fine!!!!'

Carmen Electra poses in bikini bottoms and camo tape
Carmen Electra/Instagram

The photo showed Carmen looking right at the camera with a come-hither hand position as she modeled a dangerously-tiny look. The star was rocking a string pair of bikini bottoms in olive shades, also co-ordinating the color via her alternative for the caption-mentioned lack of a bikini – she'd gone for tape.

Carmen's camo-print tape was just about protecting her modesty as it formed a bandeau strip across her chest. The materials also crossed across her flat stomach, with hints of them visible on her shoulders.

A captioned centered entirely around the tape.

"f u don’t have a bikini , tape will work just fine !!!!! Hahaha 💋 #calendar #magazine #photography," she wrote.

Complaints That The Tape Isn't See-Through

Carmen Electra walks the runway in a mesh dress
Carmen Electra/Instagram

A sexy Instagram account will set certain standards. For Carmen, that seems to be a fanbase that expects the maximum amount of flesh flaunted – Carmen did recently drive her fans wild by completely exposing her chest in a sizzling mesh dress on the Jean Paul Gaultier runway.

For one fan, the opaque nature of the tape was a source of disappointment.

"Put on some clear tape. Gorgeous as always," they wrote.

Meanwhile, others threw Carmen the thumbs-up.

"Hello Carmen, Gorg," one said.

"Beautiful," another wrote.

Didn't Clarify If It's A Throwback, But Fans Don't Care


Carmen was definitely looking youthful in her image – she opted out of confirming whether or not it was a throwback.

Fans didn't seem to care, though.

"With the body you’ve always had - the bikini would just melt off. Better to use tape anyway!!" one fan said.

One user even let Carmen know that they'd kept a magazine featuring her from way back in the day.

"I still have the Playboy magazine that you were on the cover of almost 20 years ago😘," they told her.

The military theme has also recently appeared on Carmen's Instagram – a nude shot saw the star covered in mud and posing on tyres before dedicating her photo to U.S. troops.

Remembers Landing That 'Baywatch' Audition

Carmen Electra in her 'Baywatch' swimsuit
Gettyimages | Slaven Vlasic

Carmen starred in popular TV series "Baywatch" from 1997 to 1998, also returning for the franchise's 2003 reunion movie. Carmen was invited to audition as Pamela Anderson left, with Carmen herself reflecting on the audition.

“I was so nervous. I had never acted in my life. I basically got the script and started," she said.

"I walked into the audition and David Hasselhoff and everyone is sitting there. I’m just standing, nervously smiling, trying to do the best I can. The next question, ‘will you go put this red swimsuit on?’ I was in shock because at the time, I was shooting with MTV and I didn’t shave my legs," the star added.

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