'Bikini in fall!' Shanina Shaik narrowly avoids a wardrobe malfunction as she tries to beat the Los Angeles heat in skimpy white swimwear

As a former Victoria's Secret model, she has strutted down countless runways wearing figure-baring swimwear.

And so it was no surprise Shanina Shaik, 26, was happy to strip down to a skimpy bikini during a sweltering day on the water in Los Angeles this week.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the Australian model uploaded a photo of herself pouting to the camera in her a low-cut crochet bikini top that threatened to fall off at any moment.

'It¿s 105°F in LA': Shanina Shaik, 26, narrowly avoided a wardrobe malfunction while stripping down to a skimpy bikini during a sweltering day on the water in Los Angeles this Tuesday

'It’s 105°F in LA': Shanina Shaik, 26, narrowly avoided a wardrobe malfunction while stripping down to a skimpy bikini during a sweltering day on the water in Los Angeles this Tuesday

'It’s 105°F in LA #bikiniinfall,' the catwalk queen wrote in the caption.

The brunette stunner completed her look with a white shirt which she wore loosely around her waist and forearms, as well as a pair of sassy sunglasses.  

Shanina recently spilled details on how she prepares her physique for a bikini photo-shoot, telling Elle: 'Sleep is so important so I ensure that I have 8 hours sleep a night.'

'Sleep is so important so I ensure that I have 8 hours sleep a night': Shanina recently spilled details on how she prepares her physique for a bikini photo-shoot 

'Sleep is so important so I ensure that I have 8 hours sleep a night': Shanina recently spilled details on how she prepares her physique for a bikini photo-shoot 

'I also cut out alcohol in the weeks leading up to a swim shoot so this means cutting out social cocktails with my friends,' she revealed.

'My trainer and I just intensify our sessions and increase our weekly sessions. He incorporates more cardio, which means more sprints on the treadmill.'

She went on: 'I also love a sauna as this helps eliminate water weight in the days prior as well.' 

Keeping up with Khloe! Shanina, who recently celebrated one million followers on Instagram, is also celebrating her new gig as the face of Khloe Kardashian's Good American brand

Keeping up with Khloe! Shanina, who recently celebrated one million followers on Instagram, is also celebrating her new gig as the face of Khloe Kardashian's Good American brand

Shanina, who recently celebrated one million followers on Instagram, is also celebrating her new gig as the face of Khloe Kardashian's Good American brand.

'As a woman who is a true mix of cultures, it has always been important to me to celebrate diversity and inclusivity,' she stated of her association with the denim line.

'I am so thrilled and honored to be part of the Good American family, which strives to make all women feel beautiful, strong and confident #goodsquad,' she continued.

Close to her heart: 'As a woman who is a true mix of cultures, it has always been important to me to celebrate diversity and inclusivity,' she stated of her association with the denim line

Close to her heart: 'As a woman who is a true mix of cultures, it has always been important to me to celebrate diversity and inclusivity,' she stated of her association with the denim line

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