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Olivia Culpo Wishes Friend and Actor Cara Santana Happy Birthday with Dress and Swimsuit Photos

by Suzanne Halliburton
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Olivia Culpo wished one of her best friends a happy birthday in a most Olivia Culpo way.

She posted a gallery of fashion snaps to celebrate Cara Santana’s 36th birthday.

Olivia Culpo wrote: “Happy birthday Cara! I just love you so much. Thank you for your friendship, the 10000 hour long convos, for always showing up, for always listening and never judging. I could go on and on. You are my soul sister and I’m grateful for you forever and always. You deserve everything your heart desires today and every day! (the last pic here just really hits different.”

Click through the 10 photos. As for the final one, it’s of the two women are walking down a sidewalk, wearing nothing fancy. In some of the snaps, the two friends are showing off evening wear. Or they’re snacking on pizza or ice cream. And because it’s Olivia Culpo, there’s one stunning shot of the swimsuit model showing off a white bikini.

So, since Olivia Culpo wished her a happy birthday, who is Cara Santana? She’s an actress best known for the Starz series Vida. She’s also guest-starred in episodes of Hawaii 5-0, Santa Clarita Diet and Major Crimes. Santana posted a birthday photo on her own Instagram. Some of her other well-wishers included Linda Gray, who played Sue Ellen Ewing on Dallas, and entertainment journalist Catt Sadler.

Olivia Culpo Is Back Home in Los Angeles After Weeks of Travel

Olivia Culpo, the 2012 Miss Universe, is a swimsuit model and fashion designer and influencer. She and her two sisters have a fashion line at Macy’s. And Culpo travels the world for modeling assignments.

She’s home in Los Angeles now, but she traveled around Greece and Italy earlier in the month. Her two sisters were with her. And she made sure to share the beautiful scenery with her nearly 5 million followers on Instagram.

Culpo also recently celebrated her second anniversary with Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey. While she’s been traveling, McCaffrey is toiling away in training camp at Spartanburg, S.C. He needs this season to be a bounce back. In 2020, McCaffrey missed 13 of 16 games with the Panthers because of a variety of injuries.

He suffered the dreaded high ankle sprain and injuries to his shoulder and quad. He wants to be more like his 2019 self, when McCaffrey became only the third player in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000 yards and surpass 1,000 yards in receiving.

Two days ago, Olivia Culpo also got emotional on what is usually a very cheerful Instagram feed. She and Oliver, golden doodle, were on their way to the airport to catch a flight. Culpo said she was trying to visit her parents, who she said had contracted Covid-19. But she never got on the plane because she said JetBlue wouldn’t allow Oliver to go with her.