Helena Christensen Explains Why She Wore Nothing But a Bikini in Snowy Instagram Pics
"Health benefits are huge," Christensen said when asked why she would take the freezing cold plunge
On Thursday, the former supermodel, 52, posted two photos of herself frolicking in the snow — and baring her assets — in nothing but a purple bikini. "Ice hole search ❄️ 🕳" she captioned the post.
Christensen is balancing on what appears to be a snow-covered tree branch in the first photo and squatting in an icy pond next to her dog in the second snap.
The star's famous friends and followers applauded her brave polar plunge in the comment section.
The former Victoria's Secret model explained her reasoning for braving the elements in a response to one Instagram user who asked, "Why do you do this? Brrr."
"Health benefits are huge," Christensen wrote, adding, "but most of all, I friggin love it."
The star is seemingly referring to research that suggest cold water therapy can improve circulation, reduce inflation and increase energy levels.
Earlier this winter, she shared a video of herself taking a "glorious winter dip" on a snowy January day, saying the water was "cold" and "perfect."
Is this Christensen's secret to anti-aging? We're not sure. But whatever she's doing, it's working.
The Danish beauty (who earned her Victoria's Secret Angel wings in 1996) posted the sexy campaign photos on Instagram in November with the caption, "What really happens at home these days."
While Kate Bosworth joked, "Haha at YOUR home .... I'm in sweatpants like 🤓."