It looks like swimsuit selfies are becoming Salma Hayek’s New Year tradition.
On Monday, Hayek sent warm regards to her nearly 20 million followers on Instagram via her first vacation post of the year, just like she did at the start of 2021. The House of Gucci actress shared a photo of herself wearing a Saint Laurent leopard-print bathing suit with a low-cut halter neckline, complemented by black rectangular shades, a warm cup of coffee, and a scenic tropical view.
“First #coffee of the first #monday of the first month of a brand new year,” she wrote in the caption. “Primer café del primer lunes del primer mes del año nuevo.”
Similarly, she rung in 2021 wearing a brown bikini and rectangular shades—though that poolside look didn’t have the extra flair of 2022’s animal print, which has made a comeback in recent years. (Just ask Halle Berry.)
Scroll through Hayek’s Instagram and you’ll quickly realize that she seems to spend a lot of time in pools. Just last month, the House of Gucci actress posed in another memorable swimwear look: a black one-piece with the words Original Gucci emblazoned across the chest, referencing the Ridley Scott film in which she plays Pina Auriemma, the “clairvoyant friend” of Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga).
“This is not my wardrobe for ‘House of Gucci’ but I highly recommend it anyway,” she wrote in the caption. “Este no es mi vestuario en la película ‘La Casa Gucci’ pero de todos modos se las recomiendo mucho.”
In February 2021, Hayek told Entertainment tonight she feels liberated and empowered by sharing her vacation pictures online, in large part because she’s proud to show off the body she’s worked hard for. “I’m glad I took a lot of pictures, I have no shame on it, because it was the first week of the vacation,” she said.
She also said she isn’t afraid to share throwback photos whenever she wants. “I saved my pictures, I’m not in the same condition today and I’m spreading the love out like every two weeks,” she added. “I’m going to put up another one. I’m almost running out of them but I don’t know if you have that feeling, like, 2021!”