She's got curves! Nicole Richie reveals her healthy bikini body… six years after THAT skeletal beach snap
16:15 GMT, 22 March 2012
Her shockingly thin frame left the world flabbergasted when she was snapped running on the beach with a blue bikini hanging from her body.
But six years on Nicole Richie has stepped out showing off her curves and her healthy bikini body soaking up the sun in Miami.
The Fashion Star mentor looked stunning in a plain burgundy two-piece as she strolled around the pool yesterday.
Happy, healthy and in better shape than ever: Nicole Richie looked incredible as she soaked up the sun in Miami yesterday. Right, the now infamous 2006 picture of her emaciated body emerged
Nicole, showed off her enviable figure as she enjoyed a lazy day by the pool at her South Beach hotel in Miami.
The mother-of-two had her hair styled into a top knot on her head and shielded her eyes from the sun with a pair of dark oversized shades.
As she strutted around the pool Nicole displayed her flat stomach and her toned thighs.
Enviable shape: The mother-of-two showed off her curves in a cute burgundy bikini
In great shape: The mother-of-two looked great as she spent a day by the pool, enjoying a dip in the water and topping up her tan
A number of tattoos could also been seen dotted around her body.
One was peeking out from above her bikini bottoms, while a set of wins were seen in between her shoulder blades.
Another design could be seen at the base of her back and her anklet design could be spied on her left leg.
Lazy day lounging around: Nicole spread herself out on a big sunbed and was seen playing on her phone
Taking a dip: As well as soaking up the sunshine the 30-year-old also was seen taking a dip in the pool
Nicole was seen making the most of a large sunbed, spreading herself out on the lounger to top up her tan.
But while she might be an enjoying a
relaxing day away from home it seemed that the designer wasn't far from
her work – she was seen playing with her iPhone as she topped up the
Her incredible shape now is dramatically different to her appearance in 2006 – when a photo of her running down the beach showed her looking emaciated and ill.
Cooling off: The Fashion Star mentor enjoyed a splash in the pool at the South Beach hotel
Getting some exercise in Nicole was seen doing a few lengths in the pool
Male admirer Nicole, who is married to Joel Madden, was seen chatting to a male friend who sat by the side of the pool
At the time Lionel Richie's adopted daughter acknowledged she was too thin and opened up to Vanity Fair magazine about the issue.
She said: 'I know I'm too thin right now, so I wouldn't want any young girl looking at me and saying, 'That's what I want to look like.
'I do know that they will, which is another reason I really do need to do something about it. I'm not happy with the way I look right now.'
Making a style statement After getting out of the pool Nicole was seen with a striped towel on her head
Nicole put her weight loss down to a break-up from former fiance Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM.
She said: 'I had a bad breakup, and it eats me up inside when I'm upset about something.'
'I get really stressed out, and I do lose my appetite, but I do force myself to eat.
'I tried to put the weight on my way, eating burritos, but that wasn't working, so I started seeing a nutritionist and a doctor.'