Simon Cowell Hits the Beach With Bikini-Clad Women (PHOTOS)

Life’s a beach for Simon Cowell. The 52-year-old X Factor judge spent the holiday weekend vacationing in Barbados and looked to be having the time of his life.

Simon showed off his buff bod, walking on the beach shirtless and posing with two bikini-clad mystery gals. The trio soaked up the sun and didn’t seem to mind the eying paparazzi. Eventually, Simon hit the surf and went jet skiing for part of the afternoon.

Simon has plenty of reason to celebrate as his contestant Melanie Amaro took home the $5 million recording deal during the first season’s finale last week.

Melanie told E! News that she would have been kicked off weeks ago, if she had one of the other judges – L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger or Paula Abdul – as her mentor.

“No. I don’t think I would’ve gone very far at all because I needed Simon to be that tough judge that he was with me in order for me to grow, to get to a higher place. For me, I needed Simon,” Melanie said.

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