BEAUTIFUL Apollonia Llewellyn has become the go-to for swimwear brands to model their bikinis thanks to her huge following online.
The Instagram and TikTok queen, 24, is followed by millions of fans on social media, who tune into her glam lifestyle, sexy photoshoots and engaging personality.
She was further catapulted to fame when she appeared as a ring girl for KSI’s Misfits Boxing.
Because of her looks, the Yorkshire stunner has been offered a staggering £100,000 to pose nude.
However, Apollonia has turned down the proposals out of respect for her family, insisting she isn’t money-oriented.
The buxom blonde, who was subjected to school bullying growing up, revealed to SunSport what inspired her to be a model.
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She said: “When I was 14 I got bullied at school.
“So my mum wanted to find a way to cheer me up. I was very down and I didn’t like anything about myself.
“She booked a Mother’s Day photoshoot with a local studio and I really enjoyed it.
“Afterwards, the photographer said I was really photogenic and I should try and sign for a model agency.”
Apollonia went down the route of beauty pageants, appearing in contests in Blackpool with her new found confidence.
The Daily Star soon signed her up as Page 3 girl, and she gradually started making a name for herself.
But it was when the country was in lockdown in early 2020 when things really started blowing up.
With many people throwing themselves into TikTok and Instagram to fill their time, Apollonia’s popularity went through the roof.
“My Instagram blew up and TikTok was just starting,” she said.
“I remember posting a video on TikTok and looking back a week later and I had 100,000 followers on there. I just knew I had to use that.”
That led to Misfits Boxing co-founder Mams Taylor reaching out to her.
“He asked me to be their exclusive ring girl, and I did three or four fights,” she said.
“I got a lot of publicity from that, it was a good thing for me and really fun.”
The secret to Apollonia’s success is the content she uploads.
Bikini photos with sass taken all over the globe, she understands her market and has attracted brands including Pretty Little Thing, Shein and Fashion Nova.
“The more I kept posting bikini content, the more fans I got. I became known for posting the bikini stuff, going on a lot of trips and holidays,” she admitted.
But what’s more remarkable for someone so young is Apollonia did it all herself, without a social media manager.
“I like to do it on my own,” she revealed. “Some brands tell you what to post, but I feel if I have control over a post I am more authentic for my followers.
“It’s always me that has access to my social media and it’s always me that does the posts.”
As lifestyles go, Apollonia’s is as luxurious as it gets. A glimpse at her Instagram shows she’s well travelled, from shoots in Santorini to work trips to Miami. It’s some life.
“The year before lockdown I planned on going on 12 trips in 12 months with my mum,” she told us.
“But then lockdown hit, so I couldn’t. So I promised myself I would go travelling as soon as it was possible.
“As we came out of lockdown, I planned a trip for every different month.
“I’ve stuck with that plan ever since so my content is always better. But now I’m getting invited on trips, and it’s ending up at more than 12 trips a year!
“I did New York Fashion Week and Miami Swim Week, which I was invited to by brands. And when I’ve been on those trips I’ve been invited to more by other brands.”
Apollonia’s biggest influence on her life is her mum, who acts as a soundboard for her career.
“I am lucky. I always travel with mum or my dad. I’ve got a good support system,” she said.
“When I put up a post I check with mum, she’s really good at advising what I should and shouldn’t post.
“I tend to keep my opinions off social media. However, if I feel I need to post about trolling and nasty comments towards young girls, I will try to share some nice advice that would benefit them.”
Dad John and mum Paula approve of her modelling work. But she stops the line at nudity, despite being offered staggering six-figure sums.
“My mum takes pretty much 90 per cent of those pictures, and I’ve got two brothers who are all for it,” she said.
“My family know I don’t do topless or nude photos. It would be a different story if I did.
“But my dad is all for it, he says ‘the more publicity you get from a picture, the better so do the riskier stuff.’
“I’ve been offered £100,000 for nude photos. As much as I support girls who do that, it’s just not for me.
“People think I would and that I’m money-orientated, but I’m not. I consider what my family think, so those people who make offers like that perceive me in the wrong way.”