The ITV star admitted she had experienced "personal setbacks" under the bikini snap.
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Staker Vanessa Bauer has taken to social media to post a throwback bikini snap as she reveals she has suffered "personal setbacks" this year.
Sharing the picture to her 199 thousand followers on Instagram, the Dancing on Ice star looked stunning as she posed poolside while wearing a black and floral bikini and smiling for the camera.
"This picture is from today one month ago. I remember exactly feeling content and confident within my body when at the same time I was fighting personal dilemmas.
"This year I’ve experienced personal setbacks that I’ve chosen not to share," the 25-year-old wrote after beginning her caption with a poem from poet Rupi Kaur.
The Dancing on Ice beauty added a reflective caption to her bikini snap.
The ITV star then went on to talk about the importance of showing kindness to one another.
"While I’m super grateful for amazing career opportunities never forget that anyone may be fighting a battle you have no idea about, so as always just #bekind," she said.
"I love this quote so much as it’s true, we should all give ourselves more credit for little achievements. While someone may celebrate setting up a business, someone else’s big achievement could be to reconnect with a family member, finding a way to cope with their anxiety or starting their fitness journey."
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The staking star added: "Wherever you are at, you will never get this version of you again so embrace the journey."
German Vanessa also took the opportunity to comment on the recent poor weather in the UK, ending her length caption with: "This is also me manifesting for the sun to come back. It’s supposed to be summer, UK please act like it?!"
The Dancing on Ice star recently revealed she was single for the first time in a decade during a candid chat on social media.
The 25-year-old spoke candidly on Instagram as she held a Q&A with fans on her stories.
When quizzed about her relationship status, Vanessa replied: "Yes I'm single and I'm really happy that way"
The skating beauty teamed up with Wes Nelson on the 2019 series of Dancing on Ice.
(Image: Matt Frost/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
She went on to reveal a little bit more about her single life, saying: "It's probably the first time since I was about 14 that I'm by myself, I've always just jumped from one relationship to another.
"I was always with someone and I just want to be by myself for a little bit longer."
The staking star first joined the cast of Dancing on Ice back in January 2018.
The German beauty was partnered with former X Factor star Jake Quickenden and the pair wowed judges and viewers, going on to win the series.
Returning as champion the following year, Vanessa was then assigned Love Island'sWes Nelson as a partner in the 2019 series.
The duo went all the way to the final but were beaten to the crown by reality TV star James Jordan and skater Alexandra Schauman.