On the prowl! Alexandra Burke shows off her trim figure in a plunging animal-print swimsuit
23:38 GMT, 25 June 2012
Alexandra Burke showed of her toned and trim figure as she enjoyed a day on the beach with her entourage in Miami.
The singer, 23, wore a colourful animal-print swimsuit with a plunging neckline for the outing.
Alexandra enjoyed the sun, surf and sand with her group of male and female friends, reclining on sun loungers and swimming in the sea.
On the prowl: Alexandra Burke was pictured on the beach in Miami yesterday wearing a colourful animal print swimsuit
Alexandra, who matched her hot pink nails to her swimsuit, took a dip in the ocean with a male friend.
The pair splashed about in the clear blue waves before retreating, somewhat bedraggled, to their loungers.
Alexandra tweeted later: 'I always feel at peace when I'm in the ocean… It takes everything away.'
Fighting fit: The singer showed off her toned figure in the plunging swimwear
Entourage: Alexandra was with a group of friends
The group were treated to a ride across the sand by the surf life saving crew in their buggies.
After spending time at the beach, they retreated to their nearby hotel to continue swimming away from the crowds.
The beach outing will have been some much-needed down time for Alexandra, who has been performing gigs around the country this summer.
Beach babe: Burke splashed about in the ocean
Water baby: The singer and her male pal headed back to shore together after a dip
Her most recent gig was the Stoke 2012 Live festival last weekend.
the former X Factor winner headlined the event, belting out hits including Elephant and Bad Boys.
The singer recently had to hit back at claims that she regretted going on the X Factor, feeling it damaged her career.
VIP: Alexandra and her entourage hitched a ride across the sand with surf life saving crew
Peace and quiet: The 23-year-old retreated to her hotel pool to continue swimming after the busy beach
Responding to a magazine's claims on Twitter last week, Alexandra ranted: 'I have never once said I wish I never won the XF.
'That was a massive dream come true for me and I will forever respect where I have come from.
'Never bite the hand that feeds you..something ma mama taught me. So please. Get facts right before you talk about what I've supposedly said.'