White hot! Dannii Minogue is a bronzed beach babe in a stunning new photoshoot


By Andrea Magrath

..She perfected the English rose look during her final season on X Factor, with a chic bob hairstyle and prom-style dresses from her own collection.

These days, Dannii Minogue is spending most of her time in her native Australia, and judging by these pictures the 40-year-old mother has transformed into a bronzed beach babe.

Having chopped off her hair last year to beat the heat Down Under, Dannii poses in a stunning photoshoot for InStyle Australia looking like a golden-skinned goddess in a white swimsuit.

Bronzed Goddess: Dannii Minogue is pictured on a boat in Australia's Hayman Island in a stunning new photoshoot for InStyle Australia

Her gamine crop slicked wet, the star's deep tan is set off by simple gold accessories.

She reclines against the luxurious white seats on a boat in Australia's exclusive Hayman Island.

In another shot, Dannii reclines on a lounge in an emerald wrap dress, gazing out to sea.

'He knows if he says something with particular timing he can make you laugh, melt or whatever': Dannii hints that her son Ethan may already have the Minogue performing gene

She perfects the ultimate jetsetter look as she strides through shallow water from a water plane, carrying her stiletto heels and a Louis Vuitton travel case.

The younger Minogue sister discusses how her love of son Ethan, who turns two next month, has helped her through a difficult year.

In April, Dannii confirmed the rumours that she and partner Kris Smith has split, writing on Twitter: 'It brings me great sadness to tell you that Kris and I have separated. We still care for each other and ask for privacy at this difficult time, in particular for our son Ethan who remains our number one priority.'

Jetsetter: The busy working mother splits her time between London and Melbourne as she judges talent shows as works as a spokesperson for Australian cosmetic company ModelCo

'Life has been full of certainties and surprises, but even with the changes I know I am incredibly lucky, and wake up each day feeling blessed with my beautiful baby boy there,' she tells InStyle. 'When I tuck him into bed, I'll hear this little voice yell out, "I love you more!"

Dannii says that her little boy is already following in the her and sister Kylie's footsteps, learning how to get a reaction from a captive audience. 'He knows if he says something with particular timing he can make you laugh, melt or whatever,' she reveals. 'I guess that's the Minogue performer inside him!'

Dannii flew from her home in Melbourne to Hayman Island, off the coast of Queensland to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Australian cosmetics brand ModelCo, for whom she is an ambassador.

Dannii says she teamed up the company after being inspired by CEO Shelley Barrett's passion. '[Shelley] is in a worldwide market, and she's an individual running a company out of Australia,' she says. 'I'm so proud of that.'

As a fellow business owner, Dannii says she and her Project D partner Tabitha Somerset-Webb have had their fair share of ups and downs themselves. 'You don't get started in this industry if you think it's going to be easy. We were like, "If we can survive this, and retail being super-hard at the moment, we're going to be fine".'