World's best bikini bodies - from Amy Childs to Mila Kunis
There's nothing like a spell of hot weather to give us bikini envy, writes Kim Kelly
Here in Northern Ireland with the temperatures soaring over the past few days we’ve been stripping off and braving the beach in our swimsuits.
But, with our normally dismal summer weather, us Northern Irish girls are a little out of practise when it comes to nailing that perfect beach look.
So let’s consult the experts! Here are the 10 top bikini beauties who make looking good on the beach seem effortless…
THERE’S no point being married to a Premiership footballer if you can’t do what WAGs do best — flaunt yourself in a bikini in an exotic location.
Just days after marrying her sweetheart Manchester United star Jonny Evans, Helen rocked three different bikinis in three days on honeymoon and proved she has taken a leaf out of fellow WAG Coleen Rooney’s book when it comes to nailing that beach look.
With her slim, toned figure and array of flattering swimwear, the MUTV presenter looked amazing as she frolicked on the beach with new hubby Jonny in Barbados.
The sporty pair made the perfect couple as they enjoyed water sports and chilled on Sandy Lane Beach in the days following their wedding in Clough in June.
SHE was unusually shy on holidays this year in Formentera with her fiancé Frank Lampard and sister Nicola and kept her beach wrap firmly fastened!
But Christine has no need to cover up as she has one of the best bikini bodies in the business. With her athletic build and deep tan, the TV presenter looks amazing in a two-piece showing off her toned physique.
The Newtownards babe works out regularly and her hard work pays off when she hits the beach with her sporty other half and displays her enviable figure.
EVEN after having two children Coleen Rooney proves she is the queen of the WAGS with her amazing beach style.
Whether she is pregnant or a size eight, Coleen wears a bikini regardless and always looks amazing. In fact, she is so confident about her beach style that she even has her own range of swimwear for sale so you can look just like her on holidays.
The wife of Wayne Rooney has had plenty of practice at nailing her beach look and is famous for enjoying around seven holidays a year. When Wayne isn’t available for a foreign jaunt, Coleen brings along one of her lucky pals for a bit of five-star luxury and is photographed daily looking flawless.
SHE’S not shy about showing off her killer curves on holiday so it’s no wonder Kelly has been voted the hottest bikini babe in movie history.
She’s only made brief appearances in a couple of films but when Kelly puts on her swimsuit she leaves a lasting impression.
During her latest holiday to Mexico earlier this month, Kelly caused a stir when she decided she didn’t want tan lines and indulged in a bit of topless sunbathing.
THE TOWIE GIRLS
WHAT do the girls from The Only Way is Essex actually do? Well, we’re not sure because they seem to be on a permanent vacation sunning themselves in sunny Spain.
The ‘No carbs ‘til Marbs’ mantra definitely paid off for LUCY MECKLENBURGH, LAUREN POPE and CHLOE SIMS who all looked amazing on this year’s annual TOWIE holiday to Marbella.
The girls spent the majority of the Marbella special show strutting around in an array of skimpy bikinis, getting their fake tans topped up and fighting with each other.
But all eyes were on Lucy as she strutted into the pool area wearing a revealing cut-away white swimsuit and flaunted her new slim line figure in front of her ex Mario Falcone who has admitted cheating on her. Revenge is sweet!
YOU’VE been allegedly caught fixing a drug deal and generally disgraced yourself, so what do you do? That’s right, you head to Ibiza and flaunt yourself in a bikini.
After weeks of hiding from the cameras, X Factor star Tulisa packed her bags and headed to the party island for some fun in the sun.
And after a bit of Botox, some new hair extensions and a fake tan, Tulisa loked better than ever as she holidayed with her pal, Strictly Come Dancing star Chelsee Healey.
Wearing a black fringed bikini and sipping champagne, Tulisa didn’t look like she had a care in the world as she partied with her huge entourage and made plans for a career re-launch in America.
The N-Dubz singer has lost almost half a stone since she was exposed in the newspapers helping an undercover reporter buy cocaine.
FLYING the flag for the more mature lady, Helen Mirren proves you don’t have to be 20 and surgically enhanced to look good on the beach.
Showing off a figure that women half her age would be proud off, The Queen star looks amazing on holidays in Italy as she enjoys a plunge in the ocean.
As she approaches her 70th birthday, Helen’s toned curves and flat stomach are testament to a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise. The
Oscar-winner definitely doesn't need a beach cover-up or a floaty kaftan and proudly displays her amazing beach body that is worthy of an Academy Award!
YOU have to be a supermodel to pull this pose off! But even at nearly 50-years-old model Paulina looks amazing in her bikini.
The Sports Illustrated model was once voted one of the most beautiful women in the world and has made her career posing in swimwear and is clearly still an expert at looking good with very little on.
The Czech model, who is a mum-of-two, regularly posts pictures of herself in her bikini in Twitter in various exotic locations around the world.
EVEN six months pregnant The Saturdays star manages to look amazing on holiday with fiancé Wayne Bridge in the south of France.
Enjoying a short babymoon, Frankie proudly displayed her baby bump and proves that she is one hot mama with her new curves.
Frankie looked blooming as she enjoyed some well-earned rest from the band’s schedule and sipped a non-alcoholic cocktail.
SHE may not have been crowned Queen of The Jungle when she entered I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here in 2006 but she became queen of the bikini after her famous waterfall shower in her little white two-piece.
This year the bikini queen has already showed off her amazing figure in Mexico. Thailand and Barbados… and it’s only July!
Myleene’s fabulous bikini body is so popular that she recently launched her own range of bikinis and who better to advertise them than herself?
Despite heartache following a split from her husband Graham Quinn, Myleene has picked herself up and looks better than ever in her bathing suit — even after two kids.