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Ellie Goulding Shows Off Toned Abs in Striped Bikini Top, High-Waisted Shorts

USMagazine, Thursday, March 21, 2013, 2:30pm (PDT)

Who knew Ellie Goulding had such a bangin' bikini bod? The 26-year-old "Anything Could Happen" singer showed off her enviable abs while vacationing on Miami on Wednesday, March 20. Wearing a black and white striped bikini top, high-waisted jean shorts and sunglasses, the British pop star kept a low profile while lounging poolside.

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The singer, who split with electronica artist Skrillex in October 2012 after a year of dating, makes exercise a priority in her daily life. "I like to keep fit. It's sort of a well-known fact now in England. I run every day," she once told Denmark's TJECK Magazine. "I take my fans running with me -- it's a really good way to engage and interact with people. We have a lot of fun."

Goulding added, "I feel utterly refreshed and cleansed every time I have a run. By the end of the run I feel absolutely wasted, but then I suddenly feel like I'm completely alive. And I think I'll do it for the rest of my life. It just completely clears my head."

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The "Lights" singer, who will hit the road as part of Bruno Mars' Moonshine Jungle Tour beginning June 22 in Washington, D.C., added that her dedication to staying in shape has inspired her fans to focus on their fitness. "I've made people sort of see that you can have the best of both worlds, really. You can have an active lifestyle and be a little bit rock 'n' roll," she explained. "I still drink and I still do normal things, but I'm really conscious about survival and about having an animalistic sort of strength. It's quite weird."

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Ellie Goulding Shows Off Toned Abs in Striped Bikini Top, High-Waisted Shorts

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