By IONA KIRBY
Life's a beach: Courtney Stodden enjoyed a game of volleyball when she took a trip to the seaside
She may always want to look as glamorous as possible but Courtney Stodden is also keen to prove she’s not afraid of getting her hands dirty.
The 17-year-old took a trip to the beach in a very skimpy outfit to enjoy some sports on the sand.
The teen bride rode her bicycle to the beach in Los Angeles, and was equipped for a fun day with a volleyball in her basket.
She then detached the basket and carried it onto the sand where she got stuck into a game of beach volleyball.
Courtney wore just a white bikini and a tiny matching tutu, forgoing footwear but carrying her favourite Perspex stripper hoes on the handlebars of her bicycle.
And she quickly got absorbed in her game of volleyball, even diving into the sand at times to her make a serve.
Active day out: Courtney decided to ride her bicycle to the beach
Forgoing her footwear: Courtney carried her favourite Perspex stripper shoes instead of wearing them
The teen also sported a full face of heavy make-up and large hoop earrings.
When Courtney was ready to head off, she had some trouble with the chain on her bicycle.
But luckily the young star showed off her handiwork as she quickly mended the bike before making her way home.
Tacoma-born Courtney was just 16 when she controversially married actor Doug Hutchinson, 51, in Nevada (one of the 39 U.S. states where it is legal to marry at 16 with full written parental consent) in May 2011.
Competitive: The star was determined to win when she got stuck into her volleyball game
She had never met the X Files star in person before he proposed as they had previously only communicated via the internet.
Anderson Cooper poked fun at the teenager on his CNN show last week after watching her quest for 'sexy veggies' on her new internet site.
The sometime singer and model, who is an ambassador for PETA and a recent vegetarian evangelist, showed off some rather risqué looking root vegetables in a video clip, which the TV host quickly mocked.
Fun in the sun: Courtney stripped down to her skimpy white outfit before getting stuck into her sports game