Beach Babe!

She is rumoured to be ‘in the mix’ to replaced Britney Spears on the next season of X Factor USA. So perhaps that was why Kelly Rowland looked so cheerful during a recent beach outing.

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The 32-year-old seemed positively giddy as she laughed while flaunting her slender legs on Miami Beach, Florida, with a group of friends on Sunday.

The Destiny’s Child star was seen lounging on a sunbed on the white sand, casually bending her legs in the air as she texted on her cellphone.

Kelly – who lives in Miami – wore a black bandeau bikini top, but opted to cover up with a long green kaftan that she just rolled down while she tanned.

The singer wore a jaunty fedora to block out the sun’s rays, and accessorised with a layered gold necklace and large white studs.

At one point, Kelly was seen sitting on the edge of her sun lounger, a huge smile on her face as she either listened to music or chatted to a friend using a hands-free kit.

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She also hung out with some friends who sat with her on her sunbed, and at one point she was seen kissing a male friend on the lips as he bent over her.

Kelly clearly had lots of energy as she was then spotted jogging across the sand, laughing and calling to her friends.

It is rumoured that the star is set to join Simon Cowell on the X Factor USA – despite being booted off the UK show.

Simon, 53, remains a ‘big fan’ of the singer even though she was replaced by Nicole Scherzinger on the X Factor UK last year.

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And Kelly is now ‘most definitely in the mix’ to replace Britney Spears on the third season of the Fox talent show, which airs later this year.

Kelly – who was reunited with her Destiny’s Child bandmates during Beyonce’s Super Bowl extravaganza in February – appeared as a judge on the X Factor UK in 2011.

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However, her appearance was blighted by illness that kept her at home in the States for a week – prompting reports that TV bosses were unimpressed that she had even flown back to the US when she should have been mentoring her contestants in Britain.

Kelly also reportedly tried to demand that her £500,000 pay be tripled if she made a return.

Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams Show off Slim figures!

They’ve pursued separate career paths to differing success since their Destiny’s Child heyday.   But on Sunday Michelle Williams – dubbed the ‘third wheel’ in the RnB band – managed to keep up with her bandmate Kelly Rowland, in the wardrobe department at least.   The singers, both 32, wore strikingly similar skinny denim trousers and sky-high heels, with Michelle gaining some extra height points over Kelly in a particularly vertiginous pair of grey platforms.

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The duo were spotted arriving together for an afternoon party at Bagatelle restaurant in West Hollywood, California.   Kelly and Michelle looked in great shape, with their skintight jeans showing off their sculpted stems and toned derrieres.   Switching up the way they dressed up their denim, the R&B singers chose different pieces to accompany their bottoms.   Michelle paired her trousers with a loose-fitted black blouse and studded zip-up leather jacket.

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She added a chained, multicoloured statement necklace that blended nicely with her top, spicing up her otherwise simple outfit.

Kelly, meanwhile, chose an eye-catching vibrant yellow sweater, layered over a white tee.   Sticking to a spring palette, she sported nude pointed-toe pumps and added some glam with a large green ring on her right hand.

The temperature had certainly dropped from where their weekends were previously spent.   ‘Enjoying this lovely Spring weather so much! Check out my look from yesterday’s “Women Who Rock” event,’ Kelly tweeted with a Pinterest link to a photo of her ensemble she wore at the Hard Rock Hotel during Coachella music festival.

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In the snap Kelly is captured in a sheer white halter dress, the same green ring, gold chain bracelets, delicate gold necklaces and a pair of oversized sunglasses.   As the Motivation songstress soaked up the desert rays, Michelle basked under the Arizona sun.

Since collaborating in the famed girls group Destiny’s Child – which reunited for their first time on stage since 2007 during the Super Bowl halftime show in February and simultaneously released a new album called Love Songs – Kelly has become the second most notable member, following Beyonce.   She has gone on to record more R&B songs in the spotlight and acted in films such as Think Like A Man, as Michelle has maintained a lower profile.

Michelle has strayed away from her R&B roots, but found her niche in the theater world, appearing in Broadway plays such as Aida, while sticking largely to gospel and Christian pop tunes.