The Bachelor's Lauren Bushnell Rocks a Teeny Bikini, Paddleboards in Hawaii: Photos

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Aloha! While the drama on The Bachelor continues to unfold, one of Ben Higgins' finalists Lauren Bushnell put on a happy face (and a skimpy little bikini!) last week during a family getaway in Honolulu.

The bubbly blonde, 25, threw on a floral-print string bikini by Montce Swim By Alexandra Grief and a cap stamped with the iconic California grizzly bear as she hit the water February 23. 

In the exclusive shots, Bushnell bares her flat tummy and lean legs as she expertly balances on a paddleboard and navigates her way through the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific.

After an afternoon on the water, the ABC reality star returned to her resort to lie out and bask under the sunshine. A backside shot of Bushnell reveals her fit body and perky derriere complete with those coveted lower-back dimples. 

Bushnell, a flight attendant who was raised in L.A.'s Marina Del Rey, told ABC in her Q&A: "I love the sunshine. I especially love dusk (favorite time of day) and hot nights are so amazing."

Indeed, on the Monday, February 29, episode, Bushnell and Higgins had an adorable daytime date (with baby turtles!) in Jamaica, which segued into a steamy night in the fantasy suite. During their tropical getaway, Higgins broke an unwritten Bachelor rule and told the 5-foot-7 beauty that he loves her.

"I love Lauren, and I have for a while," he explained separately to cameras. "Knowing that she loves me, it just feels good. It feels right — it feels comfortable." He also professed his love for his other finalist, JoJo Fletcher.

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