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Mel Maia in Bathing Suit is “Happy, You Know!?”

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Mel Maia is one of the most successful Brazilian actresses today. Maia’s career started when she was twelve, when she landed the role of young Rita on the hit soap, Avenida Brasil. This role has landed her critical acclaim and several award nominations. Maia just posted a new set of beach photos on Instagram. In them, she enjoyed a drink, pet a kitten, and had a pool day with her friends. She captioned the post, “Happy, you know?!” How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Mel Maia 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!

Maia loves to spend time outside. She shared this set of photos on Instagram of herself enjoying time in nature. She captioned the post, “I’ve fallen in love with this place since 2016, when I recorded the soap opera Beyond Time, and I’ve always wanted to do something remarkable. Finally, the big day has arrived. Special and beautiful place, where you unite the sophisticated in the middle of nature! I even got a tree as a gift and planted it there, to record this special day!” A study from the Cleveland Clinic states that spending time in nature has a lot of benefits. “The intent is to put people in touch with present-moment experience in a very deep way,” says clinical psychologist Scott Bea, PsyD. “The sights, sounds and smells of the forest take us right into that moment, so our brains stop anticipating, recalling, ruminating and worrying.”

Maia has had an amazing life. And she is extremely grateful for it. She posted these photos on Instagram of herself thanking her team of people. She captioned the post, “GRATITUDE!!! It was great to be with you, team NO FILTER! (I couldn’t find a picture with everyone, but I love each one of them!)”

Maia does a lot of outdoor activities. One thing she likes to do is ride jet-skis.  Leading up to her eighteenth birthday earlier this year, Maia decided to go jet skiing on the water. She posted these photos on Instagram of the occasion. Maia captioned the post, “3 days until 18.”

Maia loves to go to the beach. And jet-skiing isn’t the only activity she likes to do in the water. Maia loves to go swimming. She posted this set of photos on Instagram of herself in the ocean. She captioned the post, “40 degrees.”

Maia doesn’t just like to ride jet-skis. She also loves to ride ATVs. She posted this set of photos on Instagram of herself riding in Bahia. She captioned the post, “Pilot a lot hehe.”

Anna Bechtel

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