Carrie Underwood dropping jaws in a skintight, herring-bone bikini to mark the “first day of summer” just made a massive comeback. The 37-year-old country superstar and 2005 “American Idol” winner fronted media outlets for posing in her closet for that headline-making Geo Island bikini selfie back in June, with PopCulture now showing how much the stylish swimwear is back in demand.
Carrie’s bikini, from her 2015-founded CALIA by Carrie athleisurewear line, is even sparking dupe recommendations – if your search winds up with a “sold out,” similar for $45.97 and $31.99 is available at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Check out the ‘kini below.
Scroll for the selfie that caused a giant hoopla back in the summer. Carrie, snagging herself nearly half a million likes for the shot, had snapped herself inside her spacious closet – complete with nifty laundry facilities – while flaunting the body behind her “Find Your Path” diet and exercise book, also complete with accompanying Fit52 app.
The photo showed the “Southbound” singer in a black-and-white, ribbed bikini flaunting cheesegrater abs and Carrie’s world-famous legs. “First day of summer” Loving this swim combo @caliabycarrie,” the star had written.
Carrie, who largely remains modest on her IG except for those rock-hard legs, had wowed fans all over again with a body that gave birth in January 2019 – together with 2010-married husband Mike Fisher, the singer is a mom to 5-year-old Isaiah and 1-year-old Jacob.
The bottoms, right now, are available on the CALIA by Carrie website. The bikini top, retailing for $35.97 isn’t exactly free, but fans have largely reviewed CALIA to be quality fabric – Carrie did get slammed recently over prices, though. More photos below.
Carrie is cashing in amid the global pandemic. Her March-released “Find Your Path” book has actually experienced a sales spike as millions lead new lives from home, with the Fit52 app now available on both Android and Apple downloads. Carrie’s app comes with a 52-strong deck of cards as its base, with the concept being that not every week needs to be perfect, but it’s the combined overall effort that counts.
The super-fit woman you’re seeing in the photos wasn’t always strong or well-nourished, though. Carrie was starving herself on just 800 calories following her “American Idol” win.
Carrie opened up to Women’s Health in the run-up to her book release, revealing that seeing online message board trolls saying “Carrie’s getting fat” had bashed her confidence. She reduced her calories to just 800 a day, 1200 below the recommended daily allowance for women.
“I was sleeping better and I had more energy for our gruelling schedule,” Carrie said, adding:
“I would “fall off the wagon” then feel terrible and repeat the cycle. Your body is screaming out, “I need more calories, I need more carbs!”‘
Carrie is now a “wannabe vegan,” with her diet including healthy smoothies and vegan chicken stir fries, plus her treat – wine and watching “The Bachelor.”