Kanye West’s new girlfriend, Juliana Nalú, stars in steamy bikini shoot
Kanye West is one lucky guy.
As exclusively revealed by Page Six, the controversial rapper and fashion designer is currently dating model Juliana Nalú, with the new couple having been spotted on two different outings over the past few days.
And as things heat up between Nalú, 24, and West, 45, the Brazilian beauty’s career is kicking into high gear, too.
Nalú recently made her runway debut by opening for 6PM at Milan Fashion Week — and now, she’s the face of Australian swimwear label FAE‘s summer 2023 campaign.
In the images, which were snapped in Oahu, Hawaii, the catwalker poses in a slew of sexy bikinis “daringly designed to charm the sensual side of all who wear them,” per the brand’s press release.
Among the new styles? Skimpy string two-pieces in flaming red, bright lime green and classic black, along with bikinis in colorful baroque and sweet gingham prints.
There’s even a top named after Nalú; created in collaboration with celeb-loved jewelry brand 8 Other Reasons, it’s a semi-sheer, backless chainmail design the model wears with a matching open-sided miniskirt in the campaign.
In a move sure to make West jealous, photographer Brent Bielmann steps in front of the camera to play Nalú’s love interest in select shots, with the pair going full “From Here to Eternity” by canoodling on the sand.
Per the brand, the shoot was inspired by the “alluring pull of seduction, lust and passionate seaside adventures” — and it certainly shows in the steamy snaps.
A source told Page Six this week that West is attempting to use his budding relationship with Nalú to distract from the uproar over his anti-Semitic social media posts, which got him booted off both Twitter and Instagram.
“The new girlfriend — whatever is next — it’s to try and make people forget,” the insider said.
The “Runaway” rapper is also under fire for including “White Lives Matter” T-shirts in his Yeezy Season 9 show during Paris Fashion Week, a decision he’s continued to defend (and that may wind up costing him his lucrative deal with Adidas).
Sources close to West — who revealed his bipolar disorder diagnosis in 2019 — told Page Six they’re deeply concerned he’s in the midst of a mental break.