A Tahitian Model Is Known as 'Queen of the Stingrays' For Her Incredible Underwater Pics With Animals | 22 Words

Sure, models and swimsuits might go hand-in-hand, but this woman's made a name for herself by actually using her swimsuit to, you know, SWIM.

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The name of this Tahitian beauty is Rava Ray, but her other moniker is the one that's drawn fans from around the world.

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She's the "Queen of the Stingrays" thanks to her widely-shared photos that show Rava in the ocean alongside exotic marine life.

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Though she clearly loves marine life of all types, it's the stingrays that are closest to her heart, hence the nickname.

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Raised in Tahiti as a girl, she had a both a tremendous fondness and respect for ocean life for as long as she can remember.

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She also designs jewelry made from materials she finds in the waters. You can visit her website using the link below.

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Though she was raised in Tahiti as a kid, she was born far away from an ocean...in Kentucky.

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She's traveled the world from China to France to Costa Rica, where she worked as a dive master.

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Despite her huge following, she knows that being a model won't pay the bills forever.

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So she's taken a transition into fashion and jewelry very seriously.

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She worked at Vera Wang helping create wedding gowns.

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One of her creations was featured in British Vogue.

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She's now enrolled at Parsons School in NYC to further her education and career with online classes.

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...but something tells me she's not going to end up too far from a sandy beach in the long run.

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She currently resides in Hawaii...

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...where she's able to indulge in her marine adventures, much to the delight of her Instagram followers.

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