Mariah Carey stuns fans in sparkly swimsuit on Instagram: 'You look 25'

Mariah Carey stunned fans by posting bikini pics on her Instagram Friday, captioning it simply ‘happy.’ (Photo: Instagram, @MariahCarey)

The holidays may be over, but the queen of the most beloved Christmas song isn’t close to finished celebrating. In an Instagram post Friday, Mariah Carey showed fans a sneak peak of her St. Barts vacation by posting a picture of her emerging from an apparent night swim in a bejeweled pink bikini.  Carey didn’t caption the photo, but fans quickly came out to express their approval of her look.

“The queen is here 🔥 and she’s giving us all life, snatching wigs🦋🦋🦋❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑,” wrote one fan. “You look 25 🔥” added another. Although the majority of comments praised the 48-year-old’s figure, others were quick to claim that it was the rumored gastric sleeve surgery that Carey underwent in 2017 that led to her look.

Carey herself has not confirmed these rumors, but whether or not she did undergo surgery — some fans pointed out — she looks fantastic. “Even with the surgery, it still takes dedication and hard work to maintain that body,” wrote one fan. “You don’t just have surgery and eat and do whatever you want. It doesn’t work that way. So stop hating folks. She deserves recognition for her body. She looks amazing!”

It seems that Carey agrees. In a post following her original one, the pop diva appears in the same pool smiling ear-to-ear, with a simply caption: “Happy ☺️❤️.”

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