Beyonce Wears Bikini, Plays on the Beach With Blue Ivy in New Picture

USMagazine, Friday, January 11, 2013, 11:15am (PST)

Haters be damned -- Beyonce's bikini bod really is as amazing as it looks on the February cover of GQ.

After the men's magazine released the image of the star -- billing her amongst the "Sexiest Women of the 21st Century" -- some readers suspected her amazing abs and toned legs were the work of Photoshop.

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But without even saying a word, Beyonce, 31, has proven them wrong.

Jay-Z's wife posted a new photo of herself and daughter Blue Ivy, 12 months, on her Tumblr page. In the stunning snapshot, the mother and daughter hold hands while playing on a beach in the water. Wearing a blue-patterned bikini top with matching shorts, Beyonce shows off her flawless bikini body. Blue, meanwhile, had fun in the sun wearing only her diaper.

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Beyonce explained to GQ that although she loves being a mother, she really really enjoys her work.

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"I love my job, but it's more than that: I need it. Because before I gave birth, it was the only time in my life, all throughout my life, that I was lost," she admitted. "But I've sacrificed a lot of things, and I've worked harder than probably anyone I know, at least in the music industry. So I just have to remind myself that I deserve it."

This article originally appeared on Beyonce Wears Bikini, Plays on the Beach With Blue Ivy in New Picture

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