Gabrielle Union Created a Neon ‘Thirst Trap’ with the Help of Some Friends

Gabrielle Union is ready for swimsuit season.

The 48-year-old actress held a photoshoot on a boat with some friends, and she presented the creative process on her TikTok account, writing: "Real friendship is helping to set the thirst trap #friendship #mygirls #beach."

Union is seen donning a neon yellow one-piece swimsuit (and it isn't her first time embracing the striking color). The swimsuit includes cutouts on the back and front, a zipper on the top and rings connecting the two halves. This is the second swimsuit photo Union has shared this week.

The Being Mary Jane star has spent 2021 showing off all her best looks, ranging from a knitted halter top bralette to knee-high leather boots. Union has been using these posts to promote the work of Black designers, in addition to promoting her own beauty line, Flawless by Gabrielle Union. Now, the actress is pulling out her best swimwear styles.

While Union shared the behind-the-scenes video on TikTok, the final photos were posted to her Instagram, where she simply commented: "G Thang." Union's radiant pics caught the attention of friends like Tracee Ellis Ross, who said, "@gabunion hello gorgeous!!!!!"

Neon for spring? Groundbreaking indeed!

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Joel Calfee

Associate Editor, News and Entertainment

Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
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