The former The Vampire Diaries star graces the cover of the Men’s Health 2017 Tech Guide, and in a double-page spread inside the publication, the sexy actress is pictured lounging effortlessly on a hammock in a two-piece bathing suit.
Although she appears stable in the retouched photograph, this was not the case on set, with Nina explaining she unwittingly flashed one of the two men holding up her hammock as she struggled to balance.
“I looked up and made eye contact with the gentleman in front of me and … his eyes went wide and he put his hat down,” she told Page Six reporters at New York’s new BUILD studio on Tuesday.
“It wasn’t until that moment that I realized my legs were spread open and I’m wearing an itty bitty bikini in the photo.
“Super, super awkward! I just looked at him and was like, ‘I’m so so sorry ... or you’re welcome?’ I don’t know,” she laughed.
According to the star, glamorous pictures in print rarely reflect real life.
“I don’t care how much I worked out,” the 28-year-old noted, “I was not going to be able to hold myself up and look effortless while doing so. Everybody always thinks that Hollywood and all these things are always glamorous and when you see this final result, I understand why you would believe that, but it’s not always the case.”
Nina Dobrev Reveals She Accidentally Exposed Her Genitals During Bikini-Clad Photoshoot
Doing a photoshoot is not always an easy task for Nina Dobrev. "The Vampire Diaries" alum's pictured lounging effortlessly in a hammock in "itty bitty bikiny" as she graces the cover of Men's Health Tech Guide magazine, but she reveals that she accidentally exposed her genitals while struggling to balance during the photoshoot.
"Everybody always thinks that Hollywood and all these things are always glamorous and when you see this final result, I understand why you would believe that, but it's not always the case," Dobrev said during an interview on BUILD series on Tuesday, January 17.
"I don't care how much I worked out, I was not going to be able to hold myself up and look effortless while doing so," the 28-year-old actress continued, revealing that there were actually two gentlemen on either side of the hammock who held it "super super straight."
"I looked up and made eye contact with the gentleman in front of me," Dobrev said. "His eyes went wide and he put his hat down. It wasn't until that moment that I realized my legs were spread open and I'm wearing an itty bitty bikini. "
The "XXX: Return of Xander Cage" said that it was "super, super awkward!" She added, "I just looked at him and was like, 'I'm so so sorry ... or you're welcome? I don't know.' "