By SOPHIE FORBES
Beach babe: Alessandra Ambrosio showed off her bikini curves as she helped launch the new Victoria's Secret store in Hawaii yesterday
The life of a lingerie model certainly appears to be a lucky one - especially when you get paid for going to the beach.
It was sun, sea and surf boards yesterday for Victoria's Secret superstar Alessandra Ambrosio as she stripped off to her bikini to help launch the brand's new store on Oahu's Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.
The tanned and toned 30-year-old showed off her taut abs and long limbs in a pair of tiny denim cut-off shorts paired with a colourful print bikini as she posed for pictures with a custom Victoria's Secret pink surf board.
Racy in lace: The model posed with some of the brand's new creations in the newly opened store in Waikiki Beach
'Its been amazing, I love Hawaii. I love to stay in Waikiki and opening of the new store is amazing like one of my favorite avenues of the world,' she gushed at the event.
'I came here for my vacation this year in August and its definitely for me is one of the most exotic places its easy access from Los Angeles and I brought my whole family from Brazil here like my parents came my daughter was here,' continued the 30-year-old supermodel.
As an ambassador for the Victoria's Secret brand for over seven years, Alessandra is used to getting across the vital information.
'This is one of the only stores that will carry the swim suit year round so you are going to be able to come here and be able to find a swim suit,' she enthused.
Surf's up: The model then stripped off and headed out to the shore line carrying the custom made pink board
She has previously ranked as high as number two in Askmen.com's list of the world's most desirable women.
She is currently tied for 6th place on the Forbes List of Highest Earning Models having taken home over $6 million last year from her various campaigns.
Island beauty: She posed for pictures with a tropical flower in her hair