With Christmas and New Year only just over, the majority of people are doing their best to hide any festive weight gain under loose and baggy clothing.
But Alexandra Burke clearly didn’t overindulge during the holidays, judging by pictures of the singer showing off her incredibly toned physique in a tiny bikini in Miami on Thursday.
The 24-year-old singer displayed her athletic figure in the floral bikini, and drew attention to her pert posterior in the high-cut bottoms as she splashed around in the Florida sunshine.
Bikini body: Alexandra Burke showed off her athletic physique in a tiny bikini as she hit the beach in Miami on Thursday
Prints: Alexandra opted for a floral bikini which clashed nicely with her zebra-print headscarf
Her confidence is not surprising when considering she could well be mistaken for an athlete.
The former X Factor star had clearly been working out prior to the trip with noticeable tone in her upper arms, stomach and legs.
Baby got back: Alexandra drew attention to her pert posterior in the bikini bottoms, which were cut high on the leg
Ecstatic: The cool water of the Atlantic ocean must have been a refreshing break from the hot Floridian sun
Alexandra kept her long caramel blonde hair off her face, in a top knot, with a zebra print head scarf wrapped round to keep any flyaways in place.
Alexandra flew out to Miami from Heathrow on New Year’s Eve, and celebrated the start of 2013 on the Atlantic Coast watching a special concert headlined by Drake.
It took place at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau and the Canadian rapper brought T.I. onstage to perform Trouble Man track ‘Ball’.
Relax: The singer had been partying at a Drake concert on New Year’s Eve so no doubt enjoyed the rejuvenating effects of the sun and chilled water
No wonder she’s smiling! Alexandra looked in good spirits as she soaked up the sunshine on her break
Take me away! The former X Factor winner gets ready for a wave to hit
Poster girl: Alexandra provides a real woman’s figure on the beach rather than the array of teeny tiny celebs vacationing this winter
But two days later the Hallelujah singer had another artist in mind whilst soaking up the sun on the beach.
In a message to her Twitter followers on Friday Alexandra wrote, ‘Bob Marley and sunshine … You can’t go wrong… #Miami.’
New piercing? Alex looked like she had a new jewellery stud on her left-hand wrist
Snap happy: Alexandra Burke turns the tables on the paps by taking a few candid shots herself
She’s used to being the subject through many a paparazzi lens, but Alexandra got her own back whilst on holiday in Miami.
The popstar grabbed her SLR digital camera and turned it on the watching photographers, waving as she zoomed in.
Clearly the hot weather and clear skies had had a friendly effect on Alexandra as she enjoyed the Floridian beach.
Picture perfect: Alexandra later tweeted pictures of her beach day via her Instagram