Aussie supermodel Gemma Ward bares all in 'nude' swimsuit

Gillian Wolski
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Gemma Ward has caused fans to do a double take after posing in a 'naked' one-piece swimsuit in Thailand. Photo: Getty Image.

Aussie supermodel Gemma Ward’s latest photo has caused a stir on social media, as the 31-year-old appeared to pose completely naked in her snap.

What many fans didn’t realise is that she wasn’t actually as nude as it initially appeared.

Dare to bare

Relaxing on a Thai beach, Gemma was actually wearing a nude-coloured swimsuit that gave off the illusion she was completely bare and had ditched her swimmers altogether in favour of a skinny dip.

The mum-of-two was snapped posing up a storm on the secluded Haad Why Nam Beach on the tiny island of Ko Pha-ngan in the Gulf of Thailand where she’s reportedly holidaying with friends.

“Beach Day in Thailand, had so much fun with my girls, such a beautiful beach, such a fun day,” the Perth-born beauty captioned one of the snaps.

Gemma Ward appears to pose completely naked thanks to optical illusion swimsuit. Photo:

Call it a comeback

The 5 ft 10 stunner shocked many when she suddenly retreated from the public eye at arguably the height of her lucrative catwalk career in 2008 at the age of 20.

Gemma, who made her Australian Fashion Week debut at 15 years old, later admitted that her decision to take a break was “spurred” by the death of her then-boyfriend, actor Heath Ledger.

After a six-year absence – during which she endured cruel commentary about her figure – Gemma reemerged in September 2014 to strut her stuff for luxury brand Prada.

Gemma has also been quietly forging an acting career, having landed small roles in 2013’s The Great Gatsby and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 2011.

Relationship rumours

Gemma shares daughter, Naia, five, and two-year-old son Jett with long-time partner, photographer David Letts, however the couple have been the subject of break up speculation of late.

In June, The Daily Telegraph reported that the pair had split but want to “stay close” so they can continue to co-parent their children.

In August, however, Gemma shared a snap of two kissing on her Instagram account along with the caption, “Miss you baby”.

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