The girl next door! Tulisa shuns Miami conventions of size zero and bleach blonde hair to parade her curvaceous bikini body
Despite spending a large chunk of their salary preening themselves with hair extensions, false nails and a face full of slap, most girls actually look cuter with the just-got-out-of-bed vibe.
And Tulisa Contostavlos certainly possesses the charm of the girl next door for that very reason.
Despite sunning herself in Miami, the N-Dubz star shunned the size zero and peroxide blonde conventions to look effortlessly radiant with a natural sunkissed glow in her sequin purple bikini.
Bikini beauty: Tulisa Contostavlos shows off her svelte figure while relaxing in Miami
Fun in the sun: Tulisa is currently 'working' in the US on solo material, but is spending more time on the beach
Tulisa is currently in the US working
on her solo material, so it's no wonder she looked so elated
considering she seems to be spending more time on the beach than in the
The X Factor judge was accompanied by
loyal PA Gareth Varey who has barely left her side since touching down
across the Atlantic.
But despite the smiles, Tulisa will no doubt be disappointed to miss her little muffins
Little Mix perform on opening night of the tour tomorrow, which kicks
off at Manchester MEN Arena.
Loyal: Wherever Tulisa goes, her devoted PA Gareth Varey follows
Giggles aplenty: Tulisa seemed in high spirits, relishing the sunny weather
Missing London Tulisa was away for the BRIT Awards on Tuesday, but doesn't seem too bothered
Ever since landing in the States, Tulisa has been courting plenty of attention with her myriad of summer dresses and gallivanting around in the sunshine – including a visit to LA sex shop.
And this week has been no exception as Tulisa showed off her enviable figure today at the beach and yesterday, relaxing in a bikini by the pool at her hotel.
Girl next door: Tulisa looked more attractive with sea salt hair than made up on X Factor
X Factor who Tulisa will miss her little muffins perform on opening night of the tour tomorrow in Manchester
The singer, 23, wore a white bikini with brightly coloured tropical flowers as she sunned herself, and certainly appeared to relish picking up a tan the natural way as opposed to her usual spray job.
She showed off her slender waist and
flat stomach in the Lipsy bikini as she hung out with friends, enjoying a
laid-back afternoon outside.
Soaking up the sun: Tulisa Contostavlos showed off her stunning figure in a tropical bikini at Miami beach luxury hotel yesterday
Tulisa was probably in need of some downtime having spent the morning at the recording studio.
She later left her hotel with a friend wearing a short summery dress sporting a rather garish design.
The two had obviously coordinated
their outfits as they both had pink heels on and dresses of a very
similar cut, though Tulisa's was far brighter.
Cooling off: Tulisa took a long sip from a drink as she worked on her tan by the hotel pool
In fact, the design was very
reminiscent of Versace with its thick gold chains print and a pink
tiger's head in the middle of her chest.
On Wednesday, Tulisa continued to top-up her tan by relaxing beside the pool with Gareth.
Prior to their arrival in Miami, where Tulisa is shooting a music video for her first solo single We Are Young, the entourage had been in LA where she was prepping her new album project.
Bright spark: Tulisa and her friend stepped out earlier in the day, the singer wearing a dress with a garish design on it
In the pink: The singer made sure plenty of leg was on show as per usual
Earlier this week, she admitted she
was torn between several tracks for the first release.
She's been hashtagging the single on her Twitter page in the hope of getting the song trending on the social networking site.
Match up: Tulisa and her friend wore very similar outfits for their day out together
she prepared to leave LA, she tweeted: 'On route 2 the airport! A week
of studio, sun, sea & fun! Then the video shoot 4 my first single!
And once she arrived in Florida, she
was met by the paparazzi and some bemused tourists who bumped into the
star in the airport toilets.
wrote on Twitter: 'I am hiding in a Miami airport toilet…swamped by
Americans that have no idea who I am, can the ground open up already
On fine form: The former N-Dubz star is in Miami where she will be filming the video to her new single
'Taking pics with
a load of people that have no idea who u r..in the loo..n gettin papped
comin out of a cubicle is just weird#onlywantedawee.
'Well despite the hoo ha I've landed eeeeeyyy #miami.'
Her debut single has been produced by ex-boyfriend and N-Dubz bandmate Richard 'Fazer' Rawson.
Bikini babe: Tulisa chilled with her PA yesterday