She was track side to cheer on Lewis Hamilton and the glitzy Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and just an hour after the Formula One race, stunning Winnie Harlow was on hand to console her rumoured former flame following his loss to Sebastian Vettel. The gorgeous model took Lewis’ mind off the track with a very racy thong style bikini as the pair partied on a super yacht in Monte Carlo with a bevy of models, including Bella Hadid and Barbara Palvin. Winnie made the most of the scorching temperatures in her tiny burgundy and silver bikini which flaunted her model figure to perfection. The beauty highlighted both her trim waist and pert posterior with the skimpy cut of her 2 piece as she paraded around the luxury yacht with her pals. Meanwhile her model friend Bella opted for a simple but sexy black bikini with a plunging top as she worked on her tan.
Model Winnie shot to fame after being discovered by Tyra Banks on America’s Next Top Model. Having been bullied at school for her vitiligo, Winnie has previously admitted that she never expected to achieve such success in fashion industry. The catwalk beauty also recently admitted she is not a fan of being branded a ‘role model’ as people shouldn’t want to emulate others.
She said Elle Canada ‘I feel like I am an inspiration, that’s the word I prefer. I don’t believe that I have to be a role model, someone to be emulated. My mom inspires me and I take great things from her, but there are things from my mom that I would never do.’ Lewis looked in great spirits despite his loss on the track just an hour before, drinking and dancing with Winnie and co after letting off steam with a jet ski ride.
Winnie certainly seemed to lift the Brit sportsman’s spirits, with the 2 getting very touchy feel with each other as they giggled on deck. Lewis showed off his buff physique as she he stripped down to shorts and an on brand Mercedes cap for a night of partying. Winnie and Lewis reignited romance rumors when she was spotted caressing his neck at Thursday night’s glamorous amfAR gala during Cannes Film Festival.
And as Lewis returned to work in Monaco last Sunday, Winnie followed with her pal Bella. Lewis was racing for Mercedes AMG and no doubt Winnie was hoping he would come the first. Sunday’s win belonged to Sebastian Vettel who took his first Monte Carlo race since 2001. They were originally linked romantically last year, despite Lewis denying they were dating, but pics from Thursday night’s amfAR Gala told a different story with Winnie seen wrapping an affection arm around Lewis’ neck as he whispered into her ear at dinner.
Lewis, who is 10 years the model’s senior, even looked like he was leaning in to give her a kiss on cheek at one time. Flashing a big smile, Winnie looked delighted to be reunited with the Formula One champion during star studded event. Lewis had denied that he was dating Winnie on The Ellen DeGeneres show last October, telling he was single and choosing to stay ‘focused on my racing’ instead.
He and the supermodel were first linked after they were seen leaving the GQ Men Of The Year Awards in London in carefully orchestrated way in Sept. At that time The Sun reported that Winnie had struck up a bond with Lewis in July, but their relationship had recently ‘stepped up a notch’. A source saidf ‘Lewis and Winnie have known each other for a while and partied together in NY last year, but things have stepped up a notch recently. They did not want to fuel any suspicion at the awards on Tuesday so agreed to stay apart from each other and avoided getting pictured together.’