By MIKE LARKIN
It was clear she was fighting a losing battle.
And in the end Claudia Galanti gave up her quest to keep her curves contained in her tiny bikini bra, and took it off to sunbathe topless instead.
The Paraguayan model made the brave decision as she enjoyed the sunshine in Miami, Florida on Tuesday.
The hard-working 31-year-old had kept beachgoers enthused for hours as she pushed the garment to the limit by jogging on the beach, building sandcastles and even taking a dip in the surf.
But from the moment she emerged from the ocean it was clear that her beach odyssey was going to take a fateful turn as she endeavoured to get the perfect suntan.
And so it proved to be, for once she had managed to make it back to her sun-lounger she promptly lay on her front and swept off her top.
And luckily for the supermodel, she will certainly not have been short of offers from fellow holidaymakers to rub in some extra suntan lotion onto her back after her splash in the water..
Claudia is regularly spotted sunning herself on the Florida beaches where she also works out to keep herself in shape.
However, she does have two young children to keep her active - Liam, 20 months and Tal Harlow, six months, and is currently dating Tal's father, Frenchman Arnaud Mimran.
The businessman and enthusiastic poker player is part of the Mimran empire - one of the richest in France with an estimated fortune of €1.2 billion and interests in much of West Africa.
Back in 2008, she made her Italian TV debut as a showgirl before going on to become a contestant in the the seventh edition of the reality show The Famous Island - which is comparable to I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.
However, she was eliminated in the fourth episode.