- These Hot Hollywood Stars Have the Best Beach Bodies of 2018
- 1. Demi Lovato
- 2. Mark Wahlberg
- 3. Ciara
- 4. Lady Gaga
- 5. Justin Bieber
- 6. Olivia Munn
- 7. Alessandra Ambrosio
- 8. David Beckham
- 9. Britney Spears
- 10. Cassie
- 11. Hugh Jackman
- 12. Molly Sims
- 13. Shemar Moore
- 14. LeAnn Rimes
- 15. Hilary Duff
- 40 Celebrities Over 40 with Amazing Beach Bodies
- 1 Jennifer Lopez
- 2 Hugh Jackman
- 3 Halle Berry
- 4 Ryan Phillippe
- 5 Sofia Vergara
- 6 Terry Crews
- 7 Gabrielle Union
- 8 John Stamos
- 9 Eva Longoria
- 10 Tony Goldwyn
- 11 Heidi Klum
- 12 Tim McGraw
- 13 Salma Hayek
- 14 Jared Leto
- 15 Kim Cattrall
- 16 Ryan Kwanten
- 17 Brooke Burke
- 18 Christopher Meloni
- 19 Yolanda Hadid
- 20 David Beckham
- 21 Gwyneth Paltrow
- 22 Daniel Dae Kim
- 23 Elizabeth Hurley
- 24 Gerard Butler
- 25 Jada Pinkett Smith
- 26 Blair Underwood
- 27 Vanessa Williams
- 28 Zachary Quinto
- 29 Mel B
- 30 Dwayne Johnson
- 31 Brooke Shields
- 32 Neil Patrick Harris
- 33 Elle Macpherson
- 34 Jason Statham
- 35 Sharon Stone
- 36 Gordon Ramsay
- 37 Kris Jenner
- 38 Sting
- 39 Christie Brinkley
- 40 Mark Wahlberg
- Hottest Curvy Celebrities – Famous Women With Curves
- 19. Kim Kardashian
- 18. Beyonce
- 17. Jennifer Lawrence
- 16. Christina Hendricks
- 15. Jennifer Lopez
- 14. Salma Hayek
- 13. Kat Dennings
- 12. America Ferrera
- 11. Tyra Banks
- 10. Jennifer Love Hewitt
- 9. Mariska Hargitay
- 8. Eva Mendes
- 7. Scarlett Johansson
- 6. Kate Winslet
- 5. Shakira
- 4. Mariah Carey
- 2. Kate Upton
- 1. Kelly Brook
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- 1. Frida Aasaen
- 2. Mimi Elashiry
- 3. Rocky Barnes
- 4. Jessica Stein
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- 5. Dani Bonnor
- 6. Devin Brugman
- 7. Alina Baikova
- 8. Carmen Lilly
- 9. Jenah Yamamoto
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- 11. Greta Rose
- 12. Gabi Greg
- 13. Alexis Ren
- 14. Mahina Alexander
- 15. Pia Muehlenbeck
- 16. Natasha Oakley
- 17. Olivia Lopez
- 18. Frédérique Harrel
- 19. Bridget Malcolm
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- 21. Jessie Andrews
- 22. Jerae Nicole
- 23. Caitlyn Paterson
- 24. Hannah Ferguson
- 25. Nicole Isaacs
- 26. Nikisha Riley
- 27. Karri Nicholas
- 28. Rosanna Cordoba
- 29. Sophia Chong
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- 31. Racquel Natasha
- 32. Izi Simundic
- 33. Samantha Wennerstrom
- 34. Nataly Valdes
- 35. Jaimie Sullivan Campbell
- 36. Beatriz Fernández
- 37. Kalani Miller
- 38. Helen Janneson Bense
- 39. Caroline Kelley
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- 41. Anastasia Ashley
- 42. Chelsea Yamase
- 43. Judy Sterling
- 44. Bree Kleintop
- 45. Eryn Krouse
- 46. Kyra Santoro
- 47. Kelsey White
- 48. Ashley Skye
- 49. Jennifer Grace
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These Hot Hollywood Stars Have the Best Beach Bodies of 2018
Celebrities often escape to a beach getaway to celebrate a new year. At the beginning of 2018, we’ve already seen a number of celebrities baring their beach bodies, and they’re looking hotter than ever. Though celebrities like Demi Lovato and Hilary Duff may have received body shame in 2017, they’ve proven that confidence is your best accessory in a swimsuit.
We dare you not to stare at these 15 hot Hollywood stars with the best beach bodies of 2018.
1. Demi Lovato
Demi embraces her curves as much as possible. | Demi Lovato via Instagram
Demi Lovato started off 2018 the best way possible: with body positivity. She looks radiant in her striped black-and-white one piece. Even though Lovato claims to be “insecure about legs in this picture,” we think she looks as gorgeous as ever. Her caption not only affirms that she’s on the path to recovery, but she inspires her followers to love their own bodies:
So, I’m insecure about my legs in this picture but I’m posting it because I look so happy and this year I’ve decided I’m letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self criticism. Learning to love my body the way it is is challenging but life changing. Giving up my eating disorder has been the most challenging journey of my life but I work every day towards solid recovery even if I mess up sometimes. Today I’m feeling strong. You all can do it too. It IS possible. Thank you God for this new chapter in my life.
Next: He might be more attractive the older he gets.
2. Mark Wahlberg
He’s got abs for days. | AU Showbiz via YouTube
Mark Wahlberg may be a father, but getting a dad bod isn’t on his agenda. The actor traveled south to Barbados for a beach getaway just before the new year, and he was looking hunky as ever.
Next: Her husband probably didn’t mind being her photographer.
She looked stunning while on vacation. | Ciara via Instagram
Ciara was obviously feeling herself in this swimsuit, and we don’t blame her. The 32-year-old singer looked positively stunning in an itty bitty black bikini. She and her husband, NFL star Russell Wilson, escaped to the beach at the beginning of 2018. Wilson was likely her personal photographer on the trip — and we’re sure he didn’t mind being behind the camera.
Next: She’s holding nothing back.
4. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is 100 percent confident in a bikini. | Lady Gaga via Instagram
Excuse us while we pick our jaws up from the floor. Lady Gaga’s body is looking amazing, and she wanted her Instagram followers to know it. She wished everyone a “Happy New Year!” in her caption, and she looks like she’s getting her year started off feeling happy, healthy, confident.
Next: His tattoos and muscles look great together.
5. Justin Bieber
We have a feeling 2018 will be a good year for Justin Bieber. Not only is he back with his long-time girlfriend, Selena Gomez, but he entered the new year with his body in serious shape. He spent the holiday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and without his shirt on, he was easily spotted with his recognizable tattoos. Although they weren’t photographed together, Gomez was spending New Year’s at the same beach with friends. Coincidence? We think not.
Next: She looks adorable yet sexy.
6. Olivia Munn
Olivia is giving us summer swimsuit insp. | Olivia Munn via Instagram
Olivia Munn is no stranger to posting Instagram photos of herself in swimsuits, and we’re not mad about it. She’s looking amazing in this adorable, cherry-adorned one piece, which perfectly accentuates her curves. We’re betting lots of ladies will be copying this Punta Cana look in 2018.
Next: She has every right to show off her body.
7. Alessandra Ambrosio
She looked incredible on the beach. | Alessandra Amrosio via Instagram
Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio has every right to show off her body while on vacation during the start of 2018. Not only is she in great shape, but it looks like she has her mind in the right place, too. She posted this photo to Instagram, and wrote, “May 2018 be full of prosperity, infinite possibilities of love, freedom and happiness!”
Next: He’s not letting himself get a case of dad bod.
8. David Beckham
This hot dad looks better than ever. | TMZ via YouTube
Yet another famous dad who’s keeping the dad bod away? David Beckham. He was having some fun in the water with boogie board in-hand, and was looking good while doing it. It’s hard to believe he’s the father to 18-year-old Brooklyn Beckham, because the two of them are looking more alike by the day.
Next: She’s looking like one hot mama.
9. Britney Spears
Britney’s beach bod is enviable. | Britney Spears via Instagram
Hot mama! While on vacation with her sons in Hawaii, Britney Spears took some time to show off her toned body. The 36-year-old looks younger than ever in her yellow bikini and sunhat, but it was one more accessory that had people talking.
Spears was spotted wearing a diamond ring while hitting the beach, so rumors of engagement to her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, 23, have inevitably surfaced. Either way, we’re happy for her, because she definitely seems to be living her best life.
Next: She’s looking confident, happy, and gorgeous.
Happy looks amazing on her. | Cassie via Instagram
Speaking of gorgeous celebrities living their best lives, that’s exactly what Cassie’s doing to start out the new year. The singer posted this photo of herself at the beach, with the caption, “I will spend the rest of my life living my best life” — and it definitely seems like she’s sticking to that philosophy. Aside from her killer body, the first thing we noticed was how confident and happy she looks.
Next: His silly face isn’t distracting us from his body.
11. Hugh Jackman
Looking good and having fun. | NEW TOP SHOWBIZ via YouTube
Hugh Jackman may be making a silly face, but that can’t distract us from his chiseled bod. The Australian native spent some time in his home country while running in a very Baywatch-esque manner along Bondi Beach, which put him on the radar as one of the best beach bodies in 2018.
Next: She’s proving one-pieces can be sexy.
12. Molly Sims
She looks 20 at 44. | Molly Sims via Instagram
This photo of Molly Sims is proof that one-pieces can be even sexier than a two-piece. We love how Sims accessorized with the hat and sunnies, which enhanced her beachy vibes while ringing in the new year. The 44-year-old posted this photo to Instagram on the eve of 2018, writing, “See y’all next year.”
Next: He’s sexy and inspirational all in one.
13. Shemar Moore
He flaunted his toned body at the beach. | Shemar Moore via Instagram
Shemar Moore was looking seriously handsome on the beach while celebrating the new year. He’s definitely comfortable showing off his ripped body on Instagram, so it’s safe to say he’s earned the title of one of the hottest beach bodies of 2018. In this video, the Criminal Minds star wished his followers a Happy New Year while reminding them, “Tomorrow’s the first day of the rest of your life.”
Next: She’s looking picturesque in her red swimsuit.
14. LeAnn Rimes
She looked fresh and confident. | LeAnn Rimes via Instagram
LeAnn Rimes looked picturesque in a stunning red one-piece by the water on Jan. 10, 2018. The singer was vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with her husband, Eddie Cibrian, and we have to admit we’re a bit jealous. She captioned the photo, “Oh, Heavenly Day!” — and that’s exactly what it looks like.
Next: She shut down those body shamers.
15. Hilary Duff
Talk about a hot mamma. | Entertainment Tonight via YouTube
Hilary Duff is feeling good in a bikini! The star looked absolutely fabulous while roaming the beach with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie, and their son, Luca, 5. She may have recently dealt with body shamers, but her body and her confidence are definitely radiating.
Earlier in 2017, Duff shared a photo of herself in a swimsuit holding her son, with her backside to the camera. She wrote an inspiring message to her followers:
I am posting this on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages. I’m enjoying a vacation with my son after a long season of shooting and being away from him for weeks at a time over those months. Since websites and magazines love to share “celeb flaws” — well I have them! My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago. I’m turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go. Ladies, lets be proud of what we’ve got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed.
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40 Celebrities Over 40 with Amazing Beach Bodies
Celebrities seem to age on a different timeline than mere mortals. When we’re starting to see wrinkles around our eyes in our 20s and spotting those first gray hairs just a few years later, they’re magically lineless and perfectly-coiffed, often looking decades younger than their chronological age. Perhaps even more impressive is our favorite stars’ seemingly magical ability to maintain their fit physiques well into middle age, keeping beach-ready bodies in their 40s, 50s, and beyond. From head to toe, these over-40 celebrities are more physically fit than individuals half their age, and are sure to motivate you to hit the gym. And when you want to turn back the clock, discover the 20 Best Ways to Give Your Dad the Gift of Time.
1 Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez, who will turn 49 this year, looks fitter than she did 20 years ago, and isn’t afraid to don skimpy attire that shows off her hard work. So, how does the mom of two do it? In addition to eschewing caffeine and alcohol, the Tracy Anderson Method devotee says that she prioritizes a good night’s rest and proper hydration. “I love the way working out makes me feel, so I try to keep my body hydrated and well rested after every workout,” she tells Hello. “That way, I’m ready to hit it hard again the next day.”
2 Hugh Jackman
Wolverine didn’t get those eye-popping abs overnight. Hugh Jackman, 49, sticks to a low-carbohydrate diet when he’s not working out and hits the heavy weights to get his jacked physique, according to trainer David Kingsbury. And when you want to improve your own physical fitness, start with these 40 Ways to Get a Great Beach Body After 40.
3 Halle Berry
51-year-old Halle Berry’s ageless face and figure have earned her a spot on countless “best bodies” lists since she started her career nearly 30 years ago. What’s the key to Berry’s ultra-fit physique? “No sugar, no carbs—nothing white,” Berry said of her ketogenic diet on Kelly & Ryan. “You don’t eat sugar and you train your body to burn healthy fats.”
4 Ryan Phillippe
Ryan Phillippe may be even fitter at 43 than he was 20 years earlier. The actor’s secret is a 90-minute workout created by trainer Happy Hill, which the actor completes five days a week. ” Eat right and get to the gym,” Phillippe tells Muscle & Fitness. “I’ve never gotten lazy about that.”And if you want to kick off your own slimdown, star with these 20 Surprising Weight-Loss Tips That Anyone Can Do.
5 Sofia Vergara
45-year-old Sofia Vergara has managed to maintain her famous curves while staying in beach-ready shape, thanks to regular workouts. Her trainer, Jennifer Yates, tells Marie Claire that the star opts for short workouts on a spin bike, walking, and weights, combined with a diet that allows her to indulge—in moderation, of course.
6 Terry Crews
Terry Crews’ plan for staying ripped is undeniably rigorous, but surprisingly doable. The 49-year-old Brooklyn Nine-Nine star combines heavy weight lifting, four-mile runs, and intermittent fasting to maintain his super-fit physique.
7 Gabrielle Union
How does 45-year-old Gabrielle Union stay in bikini-ready shape all year long? Union credits Pilates, portion control, and drinking a gallon of water each and every day with helping her stay on top of her fitness game. And when you’re ready to start getting fit, try one of these 30 Workouts That Burn More Than 500 Calories an Hour.
8 John Stamos
At age 53, John Stamos’ amazing body is putting men half his age to shame. In an interview with the LA Times, the Fuller House star revealed that the key to his lean, yet muscular physique, was a combination of Pilates and swimming.
9 Eva Longoria
Rocking a bikini at 43 may take a lot of confidence, but fortunately for Eva Longoria, she’s got a lot to be confident about. The actress doesn’t mince words when it comes to how she stays so enviably fit, however: “There is no secret,” she tells Vogue Australia. “It’s diet and exercise.”
10 Tony Goldwyn
Scandal star Tony Goldwyn is as fit as ever at 58. How does he do it? Healthy food—including lots of protein—as well as regular workouts to maintain his signature on-screen sex appeal. “I have to stay in reasonably good shape so that I’m in striking distance of not being humiliated,” he tells People.
11 Heidi Klum
45-year-old Heidi Klum is every bit as bikini-ready as she was when she was posing for Sports Illustrated. Her recipe for success, according to nutritionist Oz Garcia, is a clean, protein- and veggie-rich diet, combined with daily exercise.
12 Tim McGraw
At 51, country star Tim McGraw has abs men half his age would envy. The key to his jacked body? Running, weight lifting, and a water-based resistance workout that combines elements of martial arts and CrossFit.
13 Salma Hayek
51-year-old Salma Hayek doesn’t just look great for her age, she looks great, period. While Hayek has admitted that she’s not a huge fan of working out, she makes sure her diet is full of healthy fat to fuel her body and maintain her ageless look. “I think people are afraid of fat,” the actress tells Extra. “And fat is your friend.”
14 Jared Leto
At 46, Jared Leto, with his washboard abs and lineless face, could easily pass for a man 20 years younger. The 30 Seconds to Mars’ front man credits the vegan diet he’s adhered to since he was in his early 20s for his lean look.
15 Kim Cattrall
At 61, Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall looks fitter than ever. Her recipe for maintaining her beach-ready figure is simple, however. “I take care of myself, which includes dieting and minimizing stress and exercising,” she tells Women & Home, joking that she’s “been on a diet since 1974.”
16 Ryan Kwanten
41-year-old actor Ryan Kwanten is making his 40s look fabulous. The former True Blood star’s secret? Ditching alcohol and refined carbs when he’s trying to lose weight and varying his workouts, opting for body weight exercises, trail running, cycling, and even bowling.
17 Brooke Burke
46-year-old Brooke Burke isn’t shy about showing off her figure in a swimsuit, and with good reason. She credits her enviable body with never skipping meals and a combination of Pilates, running, and a full-body workout routine created by her trainer, Gregory Joujon-Roche.
18 Christopher Meloni
Former SVU star Christopher Meloni isn’t afraid to hit the beach shirtless, and who could blame him? The 57-year-old star stays fit with regular weight-bearing workouts, including “CrossFit-type stuff” and a Navy Seal workout.
19 Yolanda Hadid
54-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid is every bit as fit as when she was working as a model in her 20s. The key to her fabulous physique? Oats for breakfast, salad for lunch, and veggies at dinnertime, according to an interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
20 David Beckham
How does 43-year-old David Beckham stay so fit after retiring from soccer? The key is in his high-intensity interval workout, which includes sprinting and short runs that achieve specifically-targeted heart rates.
21 Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow’s body is enviably bikini-ready at 45, thanks to an intense combination of diet and exercise. In addition to regular 80-degree workouts with trainer Tracy Anderson, Paltrow starts her day with a smoothie with almond milk, coconut oil, Moon Juice dust, and mushroom protein, and opts for salads for lunch.
22 Daniel Dae Kim
49-year-old Daniel Dae Kim always looks beach-ready, and has his grueling workout routine to thank. Kim credits tennis, running, Pilates, yoga, a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and consistency for his look. “I’ve found that it’s important to do 30 minutes every day, as opposed to a 2-hour workout one day followed by a day or two off,” he tells Men’s Health.
23 Elizabeth Hurley
52-year-old Elizabeth Hurley knows a thing or two about maintaining a beach body: she does have her own swimwear line, after all. While she tells The Cut that she doesn’t stick to any particular workout plan, she says that consistency is key, whether she’s hiking, taking Pilates classes, or just doing some weight-bearing exercise at home.
24 Gerard Butler
48-year-old Gerard Butler’s secret for getting and staying fit? A weight-heavy workout, including bench presses, kettlebell swings, deadlifts, pull-ups, and box jumps.
25 Jada Pinkett Smith
How does Jada Pinkett Smith stay so fit at 46? The mom of two tells Shape that she and her family team up for workouts, whether they’re hitting the gym, breaking out their surfboards, or hitting the slopes for some snowboarding.
26 Blair Underwood
53-year-old Blair Underwood isn’t letting middle age mean he’s getting soft. In addition to cleansing when he needs to drop weight fast, Underwood reveals that he does regular weight-bearing workouts.
27 Vanessa Williams
55-year-old Vanessa Williams rocks a bikini like nobody’s business. Her secret? It’s all in what she eats. After starting her day with lemon water, the actress opts for a whole-grain bar for breakfast, kale salad for lunch, and indulges with some popcorn and ice cream as snacks.
28 Zachary Quinto
Zachary Quinto is looking fitter than ever at 41. However, the Star Trek actor’s plan is surprisingly simple: “I love to run with my dog,” he tells People.
29 Mel B
How does 43-year-old Mel B maintain her Spice Girl shape all these years later? She cut out alcohol, joined Jenny Craig to help with portion control, and hit the gym hard, the combination of which recently helped her shed 30 pounds.
30 Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson’s ripped physique means he’s always looking beach-ready. The key to staying fit at 46 is an intense bodybuilding workout in addition to a diet that tops out at over 5,000 calories a day.
31 Brooke Shields
53-year-old Brooke Shields works hard for her shape and isn’t afraid to show it off in a bikini. How does she do it? A combination of spinning and yoga.
32 Neil Patrick Harris
44-year-old Neil Patrick Harris still wows when he dons his swimsuit. The secret, he tells Men’s Journal, is training for longevity rather than fitness alone, opting for core exercises, bodyweight exercises, and training to promote flexibility.
33 Elle Macpherson
54-year-old Elle Macpherson isn’t letting the aging process keep her from showing off her physique. The supermodel opts for a combination of water-based sports, like surfing, waterskiing, and paddle boarding, ensuring she exercises for at least 45 minutes a day.
34 Jason Statham
Jason Statham looks as fit at 50 as he did two decades earlier. In addition to hitting the gym hard with a variety of intense workouts, the actor credits clean, protein-rich foods, like nuts, beans, chicken, and fish, for maintaining his body.
35 Sharon Stone
At 60, Sharon Stone is still slaying in a swimsuit. The key to her look? A combination of yoga, dance, and strength training.
36 Gordon Ramsay
51-year-old celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay recently shed a staggering 56 pounds and has the washboard abs to prove it. The secret to his success is no secret at all: he cut out unhealthy food, started biking, and added some weight training to his routine.
37 Kris Jenner
62-year-old Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner looks every bit as good in a bikini as her selfie-happy daughters. Kris reportedly starts her day with a workout, often getting up as early as 4:30 to hit the gym.
66-year-old Sting’s body is every bit as fit as it was back in the ’80s. The key is consistency, including a macrobiotic diet and regular yoga workouts.
39 Christie Brinkley
64-year-old Christie Brinkley looks every bit as good in a swimsuit as she did during her early modeling days. The model credits three key factors for maintaining her look: a vegetarian diet, yoga, and weight-bearing Total Gym workouts.
40 Mark Wahlberg
At 46, Mark Wahlberg is just as fit as he was when he was dropping trou for Calvin Klein. The key to those muscles? A protein-rich diet, basketball, and weight training. And for more stars keeping it fit, check out these 50 Amazing Over-40 Bodies.
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We have had enough of that ‘size zero’ figure. Wafer thin models and celebrities selling a superficial image to the masses. Times are changing and curvaceous is back. Biz is buzzing with more and more bootylicious bodies that have brought the hourglass figure back in limelight. Curvaceous and proud, here we take a look at some of the hottest curvy celebrities.
Hottest Curvy Celebrities – Famous Women With Curves
44-year-old mom, Drew Barrymore was never sorry about her round figure.
19. Kim Kardashian
Known for her famous behind, Kim Kardashian is the epitome of hourglass body.
Bootylicious Beyonce simply loves her curves. She is quite disciplined about her smokin’ figure.
17. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence has always advocated healthy body image. She once commented, “I’m never going to starve myself for a part. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong – not thin and underfed.”
16. Christina Hendricks
After gaining 15 pounds during a project in Italy, “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks had to say, “I loved how it changed my appearance and how it made me look more womanly and sexy.”
15. Jennifer Lopez
We wonder how Jennifer Lopez maintains that bootylicious figure despite being mother of two!
14. Salma Hayek
With a super sexy accent and drool-worthy curves, Salma Hayek is one fantasy woman.
13. Kat Dennings
The beautiful Kat Dennings looks stunning with those natural curves.
12. America Ferrera
The ‘Ugly Betty’ star, America Ferrara can be seen flaunting her famous figure at Screen Actors Guild Awards.
11. Tyra Banks
We simply love supermodel Tyra Banks’s jaw-dropping curves!
10. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Highly criticized for her body, Jennifer Love Hewitt sticks with her notion of a healthy body.
9. Mariska Hargitay
Daughter of Jayne Mansfield, no wonder Mariska Hargitay is one curvaceous beauty.
8. Eva Mendes
Hottie Eva Mendes simply loves her voluptuous figure. She said, “I love my curves and I embrace them.”
7. Scarlett Johansson
Pretty Scarlett Johansson said in an interview, “I’m curvy – I’m never going to be 5’ 11” and 120 pounds. But I feel lucky to have what I’ve got.”
6. Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet has always been one bold curvaceous actress. In an interview with British GQ she said, “All I know from the men I’ve ever spoken to is…they like girls to have an arse on them.”
Shakira’s hips surely do not lie and she is proud of that!
4. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey loves to flaunt her curves, whether it’s her music videos or stage performances.
Rihanna adores her curves. In 2011 she told Vogue, “I just feel sexy…I don’t want to get rid of the curves.”
2. Kate Upton
Hottest among curvy celebrities, supermodel Kate Upton told Vogue, “I love my body. It’s what God gave me!”
1. Kelly Brook
British actress Kelly Brook said in an interview that having a “bit of meat on my bones” makes her feel sexier.
Slate history blog The Vault has unearthed a fascinating old Hollywood artifact: Photoplay magazine’s 1931 “Best Figure in Hollywood” contest. “To a modern viewer sensitive to body issues this article seems abhorrent,” The Vault’s Anne Helen Petersen writes. Beside a chart of 21 leading ladies’ ages, weights, and measurements, four judges discuss each actress’ best and worst parts.
Click to enlarge. Photo: Public domain
“Like many Scandinavians, Miss Garbo has a large frame. Undoubtedly, her bones weigh heavily. Already, as a matter of fact, her measurements exceed what generally is considered perfect for her height,” one judge notes. “Nevertheless, I am satisfied that Greta Garbo is an exception and that she would be far more beautiful, beautiful to the point of being glorious, if she were heavier. I see her as a goddess, a golden Juno.”
The judges conclude that 26-year-old Mexican crossover actress Dolores Del Rio had the best body: “Her selection definitely establishes the superiority of the roundly turned, warmly curved figure. She is a far hail from the straight up and down type.” According to Photoplay, Del Rio was 5’$2 4.5” tall and weighed 120 lbs. Her measurements were 33–25–36.5.
Del Rio got her start as a dancer. In the late ‘40s she befriended Eva Peron. Photo: Corbis
Though jarring in its frankness, the “Best Figure in Hollywood” assessment also contains a pseudo-scientific explanation about “health” that resembles the concern-trolling body judgments of modern tabloids. Photoplay quotes doctors on the actress’ target weights and explains,”Beauty is what it always has been and always will be, the result of health.”
A major player in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, Dolores Del Rio started as a silent film actress then transitioned to talkies. She was married three times, but her most famous relationship was a famously romantic four-year affair with director Orson Welles.
Slate / The Vault
As much as we hate the term “bikini body”—if you have a body and wear a bikini, you’ve got one!—it’s hard not to get a little inspired and excited for summer by peeking the best bikini bodies on Instagram.
It’s not just celebrities who are attracting hundreds of thousands of followers thanks to their killer bikini bods—bloggers, athletes, models, and a new wave of beach-loving Instagram stars are all using the platform to share their best bikini snaps—and, hey, if you’ve got it, why not ’Gram it?
There’s Tash Oakley, the Australian blogger with 1.9 million followers, which she gained by sharing bathing-suit selfies (yep, she wears a swimsuit that well), Jessica Stein, a travel and style Instagram star with 2.6 million followers, who evokes wanderlust with her photos taken exclusively in exotic destinations, and more genetically blessed influencers who (judging by their social media diaries) seem to live in swimwear.
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That’s just the beginning, though: Ahead, we short-list the 50 best bikini bodies on Instagram right now, in no particular order.
1. Frida Aasaen
Location: New York
2. Mimi Elashiry
3. Rocky Barnes
Location: Los Angeles
4. Jessica Stein
Location: Sydney, Australia
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5. Dani Bonnor
6. Devin Brugman
Location: Sydney, Australia
7. Alina Baikova
Location: New York
8. Carmen Lilly
Location: New York
9. Jenah Yamamoto
Location: Los Angeles
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Location: Los Angeles
11. Greta Rose
12. Gabi Greg
Location: Los Angeles
13. Alexis Ren
Location: Los Angeles
14. Mahina Alexander
Location: Hawaii and Australia
15. Pia Muehlenbeck
16. Natasha Oakley
Location: Los Angeles and Paris
17. Olivia Lopez
Location: Los Angeles
18. Frédérique Harrel
Location: United Kingdom
19. Bridget Malcolm
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Location: Los Angeles
21. Jessie Andrews
Location: Los Angeles
22. Jerae Nicole
Location: New York City and Charleston
23. Caitlyn Paterson
24. Hannah Ferguson
Location: New York
25. Nicole Isaacs
Location: Los Angeles
26. Nikisha Riley
Location: Los Angeles
27. Karri Nicholas
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
28. Rosanna Cordoba
29. Sophia Chong
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31. Racquel Natasha
32. Izi Simundic
Location: London and Australia
33. Samantha Wennerstrom
34. Nataly Valdes
35. Jaimie Sullivan Campbell
36. Beatriz Fernández
37. Kalani Miller
38. Helen Janneson Bense
Location: Perth, Australia
39. Caroline Kelley
Location: New York and Los Angeles
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41. Anastasia Ashley
42. Chelsea Yamase
43. Judy Sterling
Location: Toronto, Canada
44. Bree Kleintop
Location: Los Angeles
45. Eryn Krouse
Location: Los Angeles
46. Kyra Santoro
Location: Los Angeles
47. Kelsey White
Location: Los Angeles
48. Ashley Skye
Location: Los Angeles
49. Jennifer Grace
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Location: New York City
A version of this article was originally published in June 2015.
- 1 / 32Chevron Chevron Photographed by Norman Jean Roy, Vogue, June 2009 Gisele Bündchen
The phrase “bikini body” has come a long way since it first became popularized in the early ’60s. Once a beacon of impossible beauty standards, with the onset of social media and growing awareness surrounding unhealthy ideals, the term now (finally!) carries new meaning. With empowered stars such as Paloma Elsesser leading the way, inspiring body positive movements have ascended to the forefront and driven home the fact that beauty isn’t—nor has it ever been—one size fits all.
Living by her own standards, Marilyn Monroe, who often flashed her career-making curves in a two-piece swimsuit on the sand, pioneered a legacy of women who’ve cemented their place in history as present-day Venuses. From the toned, mile-long limbs of Veruschka and Gigi Hadid, to the buxom shapes of Kim Kardashian West and Ashley Graham, and the chiseled frames of Serena Williams and Gisele Bündchen, the best bodies to ever set foot on the beach defy a singular ideal, instead acting as a reminder that the only asset for pulling off a gingham two-piece or simple maillot is unbridled confidence.
Just in time for the Memorial Day kick-off to summer, here are 32 bodacious bombshells worth celebrating.
We’re probably spending a lot of time at HIIT classes or devoting a whole lot of energy to the keto diet. But what if it turned out that looking like a Victoria’s Secret Model wasn’t the ideal body type and we’ve been doing all of this for absolutely nothing? Well, not nothing…
We’ve all heard the sweet sounding sentiment, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Writers love to write it, and women love to hear it. And while we’re not here to get into a philosophical discussion about whether or not it’s true, we are here to ask one question: Does science say beauty is objective?
Apparently, it does.
Science Will Surprise You
A 2016 study from The University of Texas at Austin revealed there is an actual ideal body type for women when it comes to perceived attractiveness, but it doesn’t look like a typical model walking the runway. It has to do with specific body fat distribution in the shape of an hourglass, as measured by waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). According to the study, a low waist-to-hip ratio indicates high fertility and low long-term health risks. While many argue beauty standards vary with each race and culture, the effect of WHR on female attractiveness has now been studied and reported for almost 20 ethnic/culture groups.
Dr. Devendra Singh, who authored the paper on the study, writes: “The evidence summarized in this paper demolishes the myth that beauty is ever-changing, skin-deep, and superficial. The attractiveness judgment based on figures defined by waist-to-hip ratio is a robust phenomenon evident in various cultures. I have presented data to establish that the allure of the hourglass figure is “programmed” in the human mind because it provides important biological information about a woman’s youthfulness, health status, and fertility.”
The allure of the hourglass figure is programmed in the human mind because it provides important biological information about a woman’s youthfulness, health status, and fertility.
The study found that the ideal waist-to-hip ratio was 0.7, meaning the ideal waist is approximately 30% smaller than the hips. When it comes to overall bust-waist-hip ratio, it varies with height and weight. For example:
- 34-25-36 (US size 2-4)
- 36-27-39 (US size 8-10)
So, what… a scientist asked a bunch of guys to rate pictures of women and then calculated the average measurements? Not exactly, but a reasonable assumption. The science isn’t just based on visual appeal. It goes beyond our primal instincts to the core of our very existence. Sounds intense, right?
The Woman with the Most Beautiful Body
Numbers are cool, but what do those ideal measurements actually look like? The woman who embodies the ideal shape is British model and actress Kelly Brook. Kelly (pictured below) is 5’6” tall with an approximate bust-waist-hip of 36-27-39.
Pleasantly surprised? You aren’t the only one. She’s undoubtedly beautiful, but probably not what you were expecting.
Throughout her 20s and early 30s, Kelly fluctuated between a size 4-10 (US).
What Men Want
Another study showed that at a subconscious level, most men pretty much dig the same thing and are attracted to just a few characteristics. One of these is having a youthful face and body features. This is probably not a surprise. But the other thing most likely to attract men is looking both healthy and fertile.
So what does this all mean? Well, put down the cake pop or chia seed pudding because it’s about to get confusing.
The Purpose of Being Human
The reason why the ideal body type has large breasts and hips isn’t that men have been wired to see them as sexually arousing by social conditioning. It’s because, from a scientific point of view, humans were designed to procreate. A body with larger hips and breasts (hourglass figure) is pretty much a biological sign to men that screams, “I can give birth to your (our) babies!”
Larger hips signal that a woman has the sufficient space to carry a developing baby, as well as the strength to push a 7-9 pound fully developed baby out of her vagina. Crazy! It’s no wonder women have a higher pain tolerance than men.
Larger breasts signal a woman’s ability to feed and nurture a child. And since we were designed to procreate, it makes sense that men would be wired by nature to look for the ability in a woman to sustain and nurture what they create.
Since we were designed to procreate, it makes sense that men would be wired to look for the ability in a woman to sustain and nurture what they create.
So basically, even though these body parts are beautifully designed to encourage procreation, the science suggests that the subconscious reason men find them desirable isn’t simply because of the pleasure they bring DURING sex, but also because of the vital purpose they serve AFTER sex in the healthy development and nurturing of what sex brings – new life. Pretty crazy, huh?
Hold the Advertising
While Brook’s body is ideal according to science, it turns out she wasn’t ideal for her modeling agency who allegedly called her “plump” and suggested that she lose some weight. Luckily, she didn’t listen. While many of us believe that having a stick-thin figure is the only way to attract the opposite sex, it turns out we’re entirely wrong. Bigger (to a degree) is in fact better!
So why are models expected to be so thin?
Because they’re supposed to sell clothes, not convey fertility and child-bearing potential, says Jennifer Lee, who formerly worked for the late designer Karl Lagerfeld, the legendary head of Chanel. Designers choose models who can serve as “human clothes hangers” and can showcase the lines and structure of the outfits they wear.
Designers choose models who can serve as human clothes hangers.
It’s Time to Stop Feeling Bad
But please don’t take this as permission to be unhealthy. After struggling with bad eating habits last year that brought her up to a size 16, Kelly Brook, now 39 years old, went on a weight loss program that brought her back to a size 10. “It’s about body confidence,” she told The Mirror. “You’ve got more energy, you just feel so much better, it’s nice.” Remember, a healthy lifestyle includes pleasure in moderation and staying away from extremes.
A healthy lifestyle includes pleasure in moderation and staying away from extremes.
So while it doesn’t mean it’s okay to eat an entire pint of ice cream every single night, I am saying the next time you’re out to dinner you totally should order that crème brûlée or chocolate cake for dessert without any guilt on the side. Do it! Also, love your curves because they are scientifically ideal!
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