Weiner's Sexting Partner The Big Bikini Shoot

7/29/2013 9:35 AM PDT

Anthony Weiner's Sexting Partner Sydney Leathers -- The Big Bikini Shoot

Sydney Leathers is now going public with the body she once privately photographed for Anthony Weiner ... in a bikini photo shoot that begs the question: was she really worth it, Mr. Weiner?

The 23-year-old -- who famously sent Weiner more than 30 nude photos during their illicit online relationship last year -- sashayed her bikini-clad bottom for photogs in an obviously-staged beach photo shoot recently.

Clearly, Leathers is proud of what she's working with ... but we still gotta ask ...