Selena Gomez
Singer Selena Gomez arrives at the 2015 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 22, 2015. Reuters/David McNew

Selena Gomez has started the year right with a fun and sexy Instagram photo that showed off her toned bikini body.

The 23 year singer uploaded a group photo with her friends on the social media site where Gomez displayed her sassy and sexy side. In the picture, the former Disney star wore a two piece blue bikini, while her left hand ruffled her hair. Also included in the picture are three of her friends who also wore bikinis. Apart from the fun picture, the “Hands to Myself” singer included a thank note for her friends and supporters for being with her this past 2015.

Gomez wrote on Instagram, “Left my phone behind to be present! I am so grateful for the people I've met this year but more importantly for the people who have been consistent and by my side through thick and thin. That'd be YOU. Thank you for another year! Love you guys!”

This is not the first time that Justin Bieber’s former girlfriend took to Instagram to share a sexy bikini picture. The latest was in December where Gomez showed off her fit body in a black string bikini, E News reports. The shot was a mirror selfie which the singer used to tease an upcoming project. She captioned the image, "comin soon @stevenkleinstudio hehe.”

According to E News, Steven Klein is the famed fashion photographer who was responsible for many high fashion cover and photo shoots. Some of Klein’s previous projects included Gigi Hadid’s Versace 2016 spring campaign shots and Kylie Jenner’s controversial wheelchair cover picture for Interview magazine.

Meanwhile, Gomez’s previous outings with One Direction band member Niall Horan fueled dating speculations after the two were seen enjoying the attractions at the Santa Monica Pier in early December. Gomez and Horan were spotted hanging out with their some of their friends during their Santa Monica night out, where they played boardwalk games and even rode a roller coaster together.

Prior to their Santa Monica outing, Horan and Gomez were also seen being very cosy with each other during Jenna Dewan Tatum's birthday party. However, various reports indicated that the two were just friends.