Jessica Sanchez bares some skin in Boracay

Posted at 01/06/2014 3:43 PM | Updated as of 01/06/2014 7:31 PM

MANILA – For the first time, "American Idol" season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez bared some skin as she enjoyed her vacation in Boracay.

Sanchez surprised some of her followers on Instagram when she posted a photo of herself wearing a white bikini.

Netizens praised Sanchez, with comments ranging from "beyond beautiful" to "sexy and "hot."

Sanchez finally found some time to explore the country after headlining a New Year’s countdown show at Eastwood in Quezon City last December 31.

Before her trip to Boracay, Sanchez traveled to Bataan, which is the native town of her mom. She also went to Subic in Zambales where she saw a dolphin show at the Ocean Adventure.