Actress Tia Carrere had much to celebrate in a new post displaying her recent vacation to the Bahamas. The Wayne’s World actress posted Monday to ring in the new year and her birthday with a stunning bikini shot and some highlights from her tropical vacation.

Carrere, who turned 56 on Monday, rocked a slinky black bikini in the first picture, accessorizing with large aviator sunglasses and a long, glamorous manicure.

“#Happynewyear #happybirthday to me,” she captioned the photo with a smiley face. She continued to thank her friend, figure skater Lesley Leason and “#secretislandlair for an epic start to 2023 and the first day of the rest of my life!”


In another picture, the actress posed on a paddleboard, looking like a pro with a floral one-piece swimsuit. The next slide shows her and Leason celebrating New Year’s Eve. In the video, the women appear to be enjoying champagne as fireworks erupt in the background behind a view of palm trees.

The birthday girl also shared a selfie in a straw hat dotted with seashells. She flashed a soft smile in front of crystal clear waters and a bright blue sky.

Last summer, Carrere told Yahoo Life that she wasn’t completely comfortable with bikini pics.

“I would love to get into amazing shape to show a bikini picture, but I prefer one-pieces anyway,” she said. “I know what works for me and I know what works for my body and what makes me feel comfortable.”

Despite her hesitation, Carrere received a flood of support on her latest post. Friends and fans wished the star a happy birthday, calling her “gorgeous” and a “queen.” One nostalgic fan said she’s “a crush that never ends.”

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