Tulisa shows off her sensationally toned figure in an itsy bitsy bikini...

Tulisa shows off her sensationally toned figure in an itsy bitsy bikini as she relaxes poolside in Los Angeles

Stunner: Tulisa Contostavlos, 29, looked her usual gorgeous self as she relaxed poolside in Los Angeles, wearing a skimpy bikini top and black briefs

She’s the pop princess who rose to fame with N-Dubz.

But Tulisa Contostavlos, 29, looked better than ever as she relaxed poolside in Los Angeles, wearing a skimpy bikini top and black briefs.

The singer looked utterly relaxed as she showed off her ample cleavage and long slender limbs while enjoying the sunshine.

Tulisa also rocked a diamond naval ring, drawing attention to her washboard stomach, and pearl earrings.

Back in 2009, Tulisa rose to fame in MOBO-winning hit band N-Dubz alongside cousin Dappy and bandmate Fazer.

Known for her pretty blonde hair and blue-eyes at the time, the natural beauty has since undergone a number of new looks.

Sensational: The singer looked utterly relaxed as she showed off her ample cleavage and long slender limbs while she enjoyed the sunshine Relaxation: Tulisa showed off her golden tan as she reclined in California on Saturday

Svelte: Tulisa showed off a remarkably flat stomach as she wandered around the pool

Her stardom continued to rise as she was chosen for the X Factor judging panel in 2011 and 2012, becoming the first judge to win the groups section with Little Mix, and she soon sported new chestnut-hued hair.

But things started to go downhill when the songstress was accused of arranging for journalist Mazher Mahmood to be sold £800 of cocaine by one of her contacts following an elaborate sting for The Sun on Sunday in May 2013.

However, the journalist, dubbed the ‘Fake Sheikh’, was last year sentenced to 15 months in jail for perverting the course of justice during her drugs trial in 2014, and the case collapsed.

All smiles: The former N-Dubz star stood at the pool’s edge with a pal, as the pair seemed to exchange a joke

Itsy bitsy bikini: Tulisa wore an olive green bikini top and black briefs with slits cut out of the sides

In recent months, she has been overseas to attend ‘meetings and auditions’, as well as recording new music, and has been busy filming the pilot for a potential TV series.

Speaking to the Mirror in July a source revealed that things were on the up for the Young singer with the slated reality show, saying: ‘Tulisa has been out of the limelight for a while, and wants to ensure she returns in the right way.

‘She’s had a lot of ups and downs in the past few years and this warts-and-all-style documentary series will let the public see her for who she really is.’

Chiseled: Tulisa also rocked a diamond naval ring, drawing attention to her washboard stomach, and pearl earrings Fun: The star seemed to be having a whale of a time on the inflatable pink doughnut in the pool

Watch it! Tulisa and her friend looked like they were having fun as they enjoyed the water

Friends: Both women basked in the hot Californian sun as they appreciated a day by the pool

In September, MailOnline exclusively learned that Tulisa was in a relationship with Cher’s music producer nephew David King.

An insider said at the time: ‘They’ve been spending a lot of time together and are both currently staying at Cher’s Malibu home.

‘They met earlier this year – he’s a music producer and he was working on tracks with Tulisa in the studio for her upcoming project.’

Romantic: An insider said at the time, ‘They’ve been spending a lot of time together and are both currently staying at Cher’s Malibu home’