A place in the sun! Hailey Clauson and beau Jullien Herrera embrace in the sea as she frolics with a pack of fellow models in Miami Beach

Hailey Clauson and her boyfriend - and fellow model - Jullien Herrera got cozy once they'd ventured into the water off Miami Beach.

He'd wrapped his arms about her upper thighs, lifting her from the waves as the 22-year-old modeling wunderkind smiled widely down at him.

The 22-year-old, who was one of three Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girls last year, had slid herself into a backless scarlet one-piece on Sunday.

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Bae-watch! Hailey Clauson channeled her inner Baywatch bombshell as she took to the waves in a sexy red swimsuit while out with friends in Miami Beach, Florida, on Sunday 

Bae-watch! Hailey Clauson channeled her inner Baywatch bombshell as she took to the waves in a sexy red swimsuit while out with friends in Miami Beach, Florida, on Sunday 

Occasionally, her drenched blonde hair had been allowed to flow free, and at other times, she'd been seen having slicked her hair back and twisted it into a bun.

Both she and her beau - who'd got on a deep purple and white pair of floral swimming trunks that day - were wearing sunglasses for their beach outing.

The couple were also seen gamboling about that day with a group of fellow models, to wit: Joy Corrigan, Rocky Barnes, and the heavily tattooed Jenah Yamamoto.

Date day: Hailey and her boyfriend - and fellow model - Jullien Herrera got cozy once they'd ventured into the water

Date day: Hailey and her boyfriend - and fellow model - Jullien Herrera got cozy once they'd ventured into the water

Thirsty work: Hailey looked like a walking advert as she sipped on Fiji water after wrapping her dampened blonde locks in a towel
Thirsty work: Hailey looked like a walking advert as she sipped on Fiji water after wrapping her dampened blonde locks in a towel

Thirsty work: Hailey looked like a walking advert as she sipped on Fiji water after wrapping her dampened blonde locks in a towel

Affectionate: He'd wrapped his arms about her upper thighs, lifting her from the waves as the 22-year-old modeling wunderkind smiled widely down at him

Affectionate: He'd wrapped his arms about her upper thighs, lifting her from the waves as the 22-year-old modeling wunderkind smiled widely down at him

Smitten kittens: The pair couldn't keep their hands off of one another as they canoodled in the ocean
Smitten kittens: The pair couldn't keep their hands off of one another as they canoodled in the ocean

Smitten kittens: The pair couldn't keep their hands off of one another as they canoodled in the ocean

Looking fabulous: The 22-year-old, who was one of three Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girls last year, had slid herself into a backless scarlet one-piece

Looking fabulous: The 22-year-old, who was one of three Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girls last year, had slid herself into a backless scarlet one-piece

Shielding their eyes: Both she and her beau - who'd got on a deep purple and white pair of floral swimming trunks that day - were wearing sunglasses for their beach outing

Shielding their eyes: Both she and her beau - who'd got on a deep purple and white pair of floral swimming trunks that day - were wearing sunglasses for their beach outing

Jenah flaunted her tattoo sleeves in a black and white striped bikini, whilst Rocky had worn a pleated nude two-piece and Joy a patterned bikini in two shades of blue.

Whilst Jenah and Rocky had pulled their hair back and tied it behind their heads, Joy let her blonde hair fall free about the double-bridge glasses she'd popped on.

Rocky was seen sharing an embrace with Julian in the water as, right next to them, Hailey and Joy got a hug in, with Jenah standing nearby and staring off.

Coquettish: The lovebirds put on a playful display as Julian attempted to dunk his girlfriend into the water

Coquettish: The lovebirds put on a playful display as Jullien attempted to dunk his girlfriend into the water

Lots to talk about! The couple didn't look short of conversation as they emerged from the water, cutely holding hands 

Lots to talk about! The couple didn't look short of conversation as they emerged from the water, cutely holding hands 

Follow me! Jullien appeared to be leading the way as they retreated to their sun loungers

Follow me! Jullien appeared to be leading the way as they retreated to their sun loungers

The do: Occasionally, her drenched blonde hair had been allowed to flow free, and at other times, she'd been seen having slicked her hair back and twisted it into a bun

The do: Occasionally, her drenched blonde hair had been allowed to flow free, and at other times, she'd been seen having slicked her hair back and twisted it into a bun

Peek-a-boob! Hailey flashed major sideboob as she cavorted in the risque one-piece

Peek-a-boob! Hailey flashed major sideboob as she cavorted in the risque one-piece

Au naturel! The model showcased her natural beauty as she went make-up free for the beach day

Au naturel! The model showcased her natural beauty as she went make-up free for the beach day

Hailey explained to Harper's Bazaar this February that after her gig covering the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue back in 2016, 'I actually have a name now.'

Said she: 'I have more opportunities, which I normally probably wouldn't have had,' and her view of the change in her career is that 'Now, I'm not just another model, which in the modeling industry it's really hard to break out of that.'

She's also said: 'In the last year I've had people come up asking for photos or wanting to introduce themselves because they're a fan.'

Fashionista: The blonde concealed her sun-soaked tresses beneath a white baseball cap 

Fashionista: The blonde concealed her sun-soaked tresses beneath a white baseball cap 

Troika: The couple were also seen gamboling about that day with a group of fellow models, to wit: (from left) Jenah Yamamoto, Rocky Barnes and Joy Corrigan

Troika: The couple were also seen gamboling about that day with a group of fellow models, to wit: (from left) Jenah Yamamoto, Rocky Barnes and Joy Corrigan

The ensembles: Jenah flaunted her tattoo sleeves in a black and white striped bikini, whilst Rocky had worn a pleated nude two-piece and Joy a patterned bikini in two shades of blue

The ensembles: Jenah flaunted her tattoo sleeves in a black and white striped bikini, whilst Rocky had worn a pleated nude two-piece and Joy a patterned bikini in two shades of blue

Warm moments: Rocky was seen sharing an embrace with Julian in the water as, right next to them, Hailey and Joy got a hug in, with Jenah standing nearby and staring off

Warm moments: Rocky was seen sharing an embrace with Julian in the water as, right next to them, Hailey and Joy got a hug in, with Jenah standing nearby and staring off

 Strolling: Jenah, Rocky and Joy were often seen that day in the water as a trio

 Strolling: Jenah, Rocky and Joy were often seen that day in the water as a trio

Meanwhile, she's served up the typical line that 'I think of myself as just a normal everyday girl, so it's weird to have that attention, but its exciting.'

Hailey's confided to Harper's: 'I've always had insecurities with my body. I did fashion shows when I was 14 and then my body changed, I became more womanly.'

She's recalled: 'Puberty hit, my boobs came in and shows weren't really an option anymore,' with the consequence that 'Nobody knew what to do with me.'

Dry land: Jenah and Rocky had both added a bit of glitz to their ensembles by way of necklaces

Dry land: Jenah and Rocky had both added a bit of glitz to their ensembles by way of necklaces

Splish splash: The models seemed to be in excellent spirits during their beach day

Splish splash: The models seemed to be in excellent spirits during their beach day

Summertime: They spent time together enjoying the water

Summertime: They spent time together enjoying the water

Fame: Hailey explained to Harper's Bazaar this February that after her gig covering the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue back in 2016, 'I actually have a name now'

Fame: Hailey explained to Harper's Bazaar this February that after her gig covering the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue back in 2016, 'I actually have a name now'

Upward: Said she: 'I have more opportunities, which I normally probably wouldn't have had'

Upward: Said she: 'I have more opportunities, which I normally probably wouldn't have had'

Couple's time: Her view of the change in her career is that 'Now, I'm not just another model, which in the modeling industry it's really hard to break out of that'

Couple's time: Her view of the change in her career is that 'Now, I'm not just another model, which in the modeling industry it's really hard to break out of that'

Quoth Hailey; 'I felt insecure and unwanted by the industry. But eventually I realized: "Oh, I can still work, I'm just going to have to figure out a different direction."'

She's gone on: 'That's when I met Sports Illustrated and the editor MJ [Day], she loves all types of bodies. So that initially made me feel comfortable,' she said.

'Now posing naked, I'm probably too comfortable. But it feels really good to be completely comfortable in your own skin. It's a great feeling,' she effused.

 

Recognition: She's also said: 'In the last year I've had people come up asking for photos or wanting to introduce themselves because they're a fan'

Recognition: She's also said: 'In the last year I've had people come up asking for photos or wanting to introduce themselves because they're a fan'

Humility: Meanwhile, she's served up the typical line that 'I think of myself as just a normal everyday girl, so it's weird to have that attention, but its exciting'

Humility: Meanwhile, she's served up the typical line that 'I think of myself as just a normal everyday girl, so it's weird to have that attention, but its exciting'

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Hailey Clauson embraces beau Julian Herrera at the beach

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