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Unlike most of us who are freezing our butts off in this polar vortex, Love & Hip Hop star Tahiry found herself smack dab in the warm Caribbean sun this past week. The reality starlet was one of the many celebs (including Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, and Damien Dante Wayans) taking in the festivities of Carnival on the island of Trinidad — and she even stripped down to join the crowd as a masquerader!

Tahiry took to Instagram to show off the body-baring costume she wore as a member of the Fantasy masqueraders and also gave fans an inside look at her dancing and parading through the streets!

For those of you who aren’t too sure what this celebration is all about, Tahiry’s got you covered:

“HERE's a glimpse of #Carnival2k14 #Trinidad #Mas SO you become part of a band, you get A costume ... We all get on stage together... One band at a time show them what we got! Then walk around the streets of #Trinidad together celebrating, drinking, dancing. #AMAZING #bestexperiencever ... If you have never experienced it. You should !!!! #Incredible #Machel Montano ON A MOVING STAGE *the Man,” she captioned the video.

Tahiry also served as a celebrity panelist for several music competitions and was featured on the local news in Trinidad and Tobago.

Now that Carnival is officially over, the starlet is making her way back to the freezing cold just in time to gear up for Season 5 of Love & Hip Hop, which starts filming this April.

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