It took some getting used to, but we officially understand that we’re living in a world where posting half-naked photos of yourself to social media is the norm, both for regular folks and famous ones. Maybe it’s the start of the warm weather, maybe it’s their egos talking, or maybe they’re looking for a little extra press, but we’ve noticed an exceptionally large amount of celebrities posting their bikini bodies to Instagram lately.
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- MORE: The 30 Most Iconic Swimsuit Moments of All Time
- The 20 Hottest Women In The World Right Now
- Gigi Hadid
- Bella Hadid
- Kendall Jenner
- Kylie Jenner
- Nicole Scherzinger
- Emily Ratajkowski
- Kim Kardashian
- Jourdan Dunn
- Margot Robbie
- Blake Lively
- Chrissy Teigen
- Olivia Culpo
- Kerry Washington
- Irina Shayk
- Ashley Graham
- Jasmine Tookes
- Emilia Clarke
- Adriana Lima
- Priyanka Chopra
- 25. Lea Michele
- 24. Lucy Hale
- 23. Katherine Heigl
- 22. Christina Milian
- 21. Nicole Richie
- 20. Taylor Swift
- 19. Ashley Tisdale
- 18. Jennifer Lawrence
- 17. Miranda Kerr
- 16. Eva Longoria
- 15. Gabrielle Union
- 14. Gwen Stefani
- 13. Olivia Munn
- 12. Kate Beckinsale
- 11. Ali Landry
- 10. Alex Morgan
- 9. Vanessa Hudgens
- 8. Katharine McPhee
- 7. Naya Rivera
- 6. Jessica Alba
- 5. Julianne Hough
- 4. Keri Russell
- 3. Rihanna
- 2. Maria Menounos
- 1. Hayden Panettiere
- 1. Jennifer Aniston
- 2. Beyonce
- 3. Emily Ratajkowski
- 4. Rihanna
- 5. Kylie Jenner
- 6. Stella Maxwell
- 7. Kim Kardashian
- 8. Gigi Hadid
- 9. Kourtney Kardashian
- 10. Alessandra Ambrosio
MORE: The 20 Most Naked Celebrity Instagram Photos Ever
Sure, it seems totally self-centered and slightly braggy, but if we had unlimited access to the best trainers, nutritionists and plastic surgeons, we’d probably post nothing but bathing suit selfies either.
MORE: The 30 Most Iconic Swimsuit Moments of All Time
While you might have thought that the Kardashian/Jenner clan or “Blurred Lines” babe Emily Ratajkowski were the only ones obsessed with posting bikini shots, that’s surprisingly not the case. Even some class-act celebs like Taylor Swift, Anna Kendrick, and Beyoncé are rocking swim suits in their Instagram shots, as are a bevy of top models like Alessandra Ambrosio, Gigi Hadid, and Candace Swanepoel (okay fine, they get a pass.)
As much as we’re entertained by these celebrity bathing suit shots, it’s also a reminder that we need to start getting in shape for bikini season, stat (ugh).
Click through the slideshow to see 50 celebs rocking bathing suits (and hot bodies.)
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The 20 Hottest Women In The World Right Now
These days, being hot isn’t just about winning the DNA lottery and hiring a good stylist. Want proof? Take a good look at the 20 awe-inspiring women below.
They’ve conquered social media and dominate newsfeeds. They make or break trends. And with millions of fans following everything they do, these women are as savvy as they are sexy, their careers expanding into new territory all the time.
Sure, there’s probably a massive make-up/styling/general-fussing-over team at play, plus an army of social media and branding consultants. But the faces to break a thousand hearts deserve our applause and more, especially considering that these women are actresses, singers, models and bona fide businesspeople.
Let it be known that our annual round-up of the hottest women in the world aren’t just pretty faces (though we’re hardly complaining).
From a Real Housewives afterthought to the princess regent of supermodels, Gigi Hadid has navigated her career better than Lewis Hamilton at the Monaco Grand Prix.
It all started with a Desigual show in 2014. From there, the LA native racked up gigs with Carine Roitfeld, Vogue (several issues of them), Versace and Chanel, paving the way to the throne with a series of front covers and closing runway appearances. Factor in the model’s must-have of a famous boyfriend – in this case, Zayn Malik – and Gigi is set to conquer hearts and column inches for years to come.
Turns out good things do come in pairs. While Gigi got a head-start in the modelling career, Bella is hot on her tracks – just with a slightly different career path. The elder Hadid goes for the all-American girl-next-door, yet Bella is happier to play the black sheep in a series of topless shoots, risqué outfits and a barely-there Victoria’s Secret appearance.
Granted, her mandatory high profile boyfriend The Weeknd recently became an ex. That simply means there’s a vacancy for a very significant other that we’ll happily fill.
The Kardashians are the Hollywood equivalent of an indulgent, definitely-not-good-for-you meal. You know you shouldn’t, but resistance is futile. One of the younger flagbearers – Kendall – is proving to be far less divisive than the TV show that propelled her family to fame.
Which is a real cultural anomaly, considering her CV. There was the Carry On Protest rejig of Black Lives Matter via an ill-advised Pepsi ad. Then there was the Notorious BIG ‘vintage’ t-shirts that transposed her own face alongside one of hip hop’s most revered figures – despite the fact they’d never even met. And we still forgive her, every single time. Can’t think why.
Like the Hadids, the Jenners harbour their own black sheep. Instead of courting high fashion shoots however, this one is more at-home in front of an iPhone camera – a shop window in which she’s earned millions.
Not that we’re levelling this as a criticism. Pair Kylie Jenner’s clear business acumen with a body that is worth every penny, and you’re left with a young woman as shrewd as she is attractive.
Nicole Scherzinger has quite the pair of lungs. She fronted two albums as part of The Pussycat Dolls, released two all by herself, and even had time to squeeze in a couple of appearances on the West End in Cats. Then there’s the occasional acting spot in Moana and a frankly unnecessary TV remake of Dirty Dancing, her flexibility hinting at the American singer’s enduring success.
We can’t quite forgive her X Factor habit, but we reckon most would happily string some bright-eyed, provincial karaoke singers along if Simon Cowell negotiated the salary. You pay them bills, Nicky (and keep us watching).
There’s only one Emily Ratajkowski, and you still can’t pronounce her name properly. The woman that made ‘Blurred Lines’ a cultural phenomenon (though only Robin Thicke can be blamed for the backlash) has gone from strength-to-strength in Hollywood.
She’s not simply content with steaming up your Instagram feed, either. The London-born model is making a play for the big screen too, appearing in Gone Girl and We Are Your Friends in all her wonderful, technicolour glory.
Kim Kardashian haters can back off. Not only did she reclaim excessive use of the letter K back from hood-wearing rednecks, she’s made a mint by identifying what the people want: her.
Through Instagram, television and magazine covers, the most famous Kardashian-Jenner has built a brand by just being her, and even managed to bag one of hip hop’s pickiest figures in the process: Kanye West. Detractors may feel entitled to their criticism, but it won’t put them on the same pay grade.
Jourdan Dunn is the ultimate girl-done-good. From humble beginnings in Greenford, the 26-year-old became the first black British woman to appear on Forbes’ top-earning models list – all while juggling the travails of motherhood.
Her portfolio is proof of sheer hard work, too, with the likes of Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Balmain and Burberry all previous paycheques that show no sign of Dunn fatigue. Thank God.
Margot Robbie, the rose of Wall Street, harks back to a Golden Age of Hollywood when the roles were coveted, and the actresses behind them even more so. The 27-year-old is only set to increase the trend, too.
Appearances in The Legend Of Tarzan and Suicide Squad – which, let’s be honest, she single-handedly made watchable – all point to great things for the Australian actress who is more than deserving of leading her next big flick. Sorry fellas, but Margot’s better than all of you put together.
Rihanna has a lot to contend with. Not only is she harangued by the press about her love life almost daily, she has to bear witness to millions of poorly-coordinated white people try to bogle to ‘Work’. Which, frankly, must be torture.
That said, the queen of Bajan pop and IDGAF Instagram comments has spawned 11 number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, eight albums in almost as many years and collected over 141 international music awards. You can’t blame people for dancing.
Gossip Girl was the mid-noughties’ biggest guilty pleasure, labelled as one of the most shocking teen dramas of its time. It wasn’t. Blake Likely however, was one of the best things about it.
She’s graduated from piss poor scripts about Upper East Side brats, and is taking on decidedly more adult roles – including a wife and full-time parent alongside Ryan Reynolds. Even with her outrageously priced homewares pet project Preserve, the Age Of Adaline star still gets our XOXO.
You’d be forgiven for thinking Chrissy Teigen is but a Hollywood myth. She’s smart, funny, ridiculously beautiful and has made a habit of antagonising certain presidents on Twitter. In short, the unicorn of girlfriends.
In addition to being the best all-rounder of womankind, the part-Thai, part-Norwegian model can claim quite the career, too: think Sports Illustrated, Maxim and even a co-host spot on Lip Sync Battle. John, you lucky, lucky man.
Finally, a Miss USA that’s beyond promises of world peace and baffling explanations of Americans’ lack of geographical knowledge. Olivia Culpo is a breath of fresh air.
And not just because she has something to say. The Rhode Island debutante is a far cry from the usual realm of tiaras and gemstones, donning a series of looks that are more at home at Milan Fashion Week than a Missouri beauty pageant.
Ever since the #OscarsSoWhite debacle, it was achingly apparent that there was a huge vacuum where actors of colour should’ve been. We’re thrilled the Kerry Washington, amongst others, filled it.
Better yet, the New Yorker’s filmography is one of the strongest of her contemporaries with leading roles in Django Unchained and The Last King Of Scotland, and multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Watch this space.
For all the anti-Russian sentiment of late, just consider Irina Shayk. The former face of Intimissimi is reason enough alone to book a one-way ticket to Moscow.
Following stints with Armani, Elle and an appearance in Kanye West’s music video for ‘Power’, Bradley Cooper’s missus has been keeping life on the DL since the birth of her daughter, Lea. We can’t wait for the inevitable comeback.
Ashley Graham: proof that beauty comes in all sizes, and a collective sigh of contentment from men and women the world over.
The 29-year-old American model has changed the perceptions of an industry obsessed with cookie cutter sizes, and although there’s much more work to do, we can sit Graham atop a trend that’ll stimulate some welcome change. If this is what plus-size modelling looks like, keep on adding.
Jasmine Tookes really is a woman of the world. With African, Central American and British heritage, the California girl has walked for Miu Miu, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent and Tom Ford amongst others – all at the tender age of 26.
Plus, thanks to a rolling contract with everyone’s favourite babestable Victoria’s Secret, this child of the world is set to take the globe. Just a shame she’s not in ours.
Mother of Dragons, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Breaker Of Chains (and hearts), Emilia Clarke’s racked up a series of titles to rival Liz Windsor herself. They’re all very well-earned indeed, too.
Okay, so they’re all fictional. Ever since Clarke appeared on our screens as Game Of Thrones‘ Daenerys Targaryen though, we’ve been hooked to this new brand of swords, dragons and shagging. Next up: the Han Solo movie. Geeks everywhere rejoice.
Victoria’s worst-kept secret has to be Adriana Lima. The Brazilian demigod made what could be one of the tackiest runway shows on earth, a must-see culutral phenomenon, leading a pantheon of beautiful woman to follow suit.
The 36-year-old is also a mother of two while still achieving the title of Victoria’s Secret’s most valuable model. Probably why she keeps going back.
Don’t ever discount Bollywood. Not only is it one of the most profitable film industries in the world, it’s given rise to starlets like Priyaka Chopra to spread the message abroad.
Appearing in over sixty films across all four corners of the globe, the actress caused the world to listen up to Indian cinema and, better yet, take it seriously. She’s also making the switch to Western movies, with a raft of blockbusters already under her belt.
Between their envy-inducing abs and super-toned stems, these celebrities are bringing the heat this summer! We tracked down the hottest beach bodies of the year—plus their best diet and fitness secrets. Steal their tricks and train like a celebrity!
And don’t forget to check out the fittest men of summer over at Men’s Health!
25. Lea Michele
Lea stays in shape for all her Glee dance numbers by working with L.A.-based health counselor Devon Butler. She’s also a big fan of tackling the hiking trails, like Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles, as she told Women’s Health back in 2010. And according to the star’s twitter account, she’s still working up a sweat outside—she recently tweeted photos of herself hiking with former co-star Jonathan Groff and striking a yoga pose on the trail.
Need more motivation to bring your workout outside? Check out these 7 reasons to ditch the gym and sweat outdoors.
24. Lucy Hale
The Pretty Little Liars actress may have a jam-packed schedule (her series was just picked up for a fifth season!) but she still finds time to tone up—whether it’s grabbing a boogie board at the beach or working out with Pilates trainer Tandy Gutierrez.
Want to score a Pilates body like Lucy’s? Check out these 6 pound-melting moves!
23. Katherine Heigl
Spraying on SPF isn’t the only way Katherine keeps her body looking that banging. The 34-year-old actress stays in shape by working out with former world champion boxer Terry Norris, reports JustJared.com. Terry’s workouts include everything from boxing drills to strength and conditioning for a full-body burn.
Box your way to a better body with this do-anywhere kickboxing routine.
22. Christina Milian
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Between co-hosting The Voice and running after her 3-year-old daughter Violet, Christina still finds time to keep her body in amazing shape. Her secret: Outdoor workouts with a big support system. Christina’s Instagram is loaded with photos of her and her workout buddies hiking and striking a pose after their sweat sessions.
There’s no question that recruiting a buddy can make your usual fitness routine way more fun. Grab a friend and try this two-person workout circuit.
21. Nicole Richie
This busy mother of two has admitted on her blog that getting to the gym can be a struggle. So she keeps things fun by exercising with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, who created a custom workout for her that’s filled with something she loves: dance-cardio!
If you also crave some booty-shaking in your workout, check out the benefits of dance workouts, and 5 classes you need to try.
20. Taylor Swift
Even on tour, Taylor makes sure to hop on the treadmill or elliptical for an hour each day, reports WebMD Magazine. But the singer swears it’s not as strict as it sounds. Her motivation for hitting the gym includes feeling better on the inside and being able to indulge in her favorite foods.
When you spend as much time on the treadmill as Taylor, your routine can start to feel pretty dull. Get our tips for beating cardio boredom.
19. Ashley Tisdale
Ashley recently told E! News that she credits her bikini body to celebrity trainer Harley Pasternack. “He’s changed my diet and even my workouts,” says Ashley. Instead of intense circuit training, Harley has Ashley stick with lightweight training, which she says keeps her from getting famished after a workout.
Check out more of Harley’s fitness secrets.
18. Jennifer Lawrence
Clearly Jennifer needs to be in fighting shape to play Katniss in The Hunger Games movies, but the star also told Glamour that she wants to punch people who say they love exercising. So how does she score a body like this without being a gym rat? Luckily, her pre-film training has included everything from rock climbing and archery to vaulting and running, plus “yoga and things like that, to stay catlike,” she tells MTV News.
Need more variety like this in your workout? Check out the best exercises for women—that you probably aren’t doing!
17. Miranda Kerr
Curious about how one prepares to walk down a runway in nothing but lingerie? Before the Victoria’s Secret fashion shows, Miranda amps up her training with Pilates, yoga, and boxing in addition to working out her core, butt, and legs, reports People.
To tone up every inch, check out this full-body workout.
16. Eva Longoria
A body like Eva’s doesn’t come easy. “I work hard. I work out almost every day with a personal trainer, and I eat really well,” she told RadarOnline last year after she had just come off of a no-sugar diet. Plus, she’s bound to get a full-body tone up from stand up paddle boarding!
To score a butt that rivals Eva’s, check out this 20-minute workout for your glutes.
15. Gabrielle Union
At 40 years old, Gabrielle looks even more stunning now than she did in your favorite teen movies. So what’s her secret? Ditching the junk food, reading labels, and cooking more, she told People in 2011. And to tone up her favorite asset—her butt—she turns to squats and inclines. “I should really back into rooms because that’s how confident I am,” she told People.
Check out our tips for scoring that same level of bikini confidence.
14. Gwen Stefani
Gwen’s abs are still as envy-inducing as ever—even after having two kids. But the singer swears she doesn’t have a magic workout regimen. Instead, she told Harper’s Bazaar in 2012 that she eats healthy, works out, and gets her cardio in by dancing around the stage during performances.
The other thing that keeps her focused: looking great in fabulous clothes. Get motivated with workout clothes so fashionable, you’ll want to wear them every single day.
13. Olivia Munn
There are no boring workouts in Olivia’s fitness repertoire. Instead, she created 45-minute, non-stop dance routines that she does with her friends a few times a week, reports OK! Magazine. Who needs a trainer when you can have a dance party, right?
Need to amp up the fun in your fitness? Check out these cheap new fitness classes that are way more entertaining than the treadmill.
12. Kate Beckinsale
Even though Kate is known for kicking butt on screen, she recently told Women’s Health that she swapped her high-intensity workouts for yoga and qigong, a discipline involving controlled breathing and fluid moments that’s similar to tai chi.
For a zen body as hot as Kate’s, check out these calorie-burning yoga poses.
11. Ali Landry
Ali swears by her adorable workout buddy—her daughter Estela. Her personal trainer Helene Guzman from LA ROX taught her toning moves that she could do with her daughter to work off the baby weight, she told Perez Hilton.
Whether you’re a new mom or work a crazy schedule, multi-tasking workouts are clutch. Check out these two-in-one strength-training moves.
10. Alex Morgan
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Alex’s gold-medal abs aren’t just from playing Olympic soccer—though that certainly helps! In the off-season, Alex got into stand up paddle boarding, and she credits this full-body workout for keeping her in shape when she’s off the field.
Feeling inspired? Check out the challenging new yoga trend—stand up paddle board yoga!
9. Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa’s bikini body played a leading role in the new movie Spring Breakers. Her latest workout obsession: SoulCycle classes. The star recently told People that she was going twice a day at one point!
If Vanessa’s body isn’t proof enough, check out these awesome benefits of indoor cycling.
8. Katharine McPhee
The Smash star has a super crazy schedule, but she still finds time to sneak in a workout. Her secret: ankle weights! Katharine told Women’s Health that they’re great for impromptu exercises in her trailer.
And to add fuel to her workouts, she likes to blast The Bodyguard soundtrack! For more awesome songs to add to your gym playlist, check out our favorite picks.
7. Naya Rivera
From the choreography on Glee to her performances on tour with the show, Naya is bound to burn major calories at work. But she also swears by indoor cycling and hot yoga to stay in awesome shape, reports AfterEllen.com.
Get a great workout on the go with these super-fast fitness regimens.
6. Jessica Alba
The secret to Jessica’s super-toned figure is having fun with her workouts. She recently told Women’s Health that she mixes up her fitness routine with everything from dance and hip-hop classes to indoor cycling and sprint intervals. “Anything where I have to do something but I can get my mind off of doing it, that’s so much better for me than anything that’s repetitive. Or the music has to be loud and I have to be moving,” says Jessica.
Ready to have way more fun with your workout? Check out our guide to the freshest new group classes.
5. Julianne Hough
When it comes to her workout, Julianne craves variety. Her current fitness obsessions include SoulCycle, swimming, and ballet classes, reports WebMD Magazine. And a super-healthy diet doesn’t hurt—her go-to breakfast is eggs and artichokes with spinach.
Want more variety in your workout? Check out 21 ways to bust out of a fitness rut.
4. Keri Russell
This 37-year-old mother of two got her fab abs from a seriously kickass workout called Krav Maga. Her instructor, Avital Zeisler, who also moonlights as a hand-to-hand combat instructor, taught her fighting moves that toned her up while preparing her to play a tough KGB agent on the hit FX drama The Americans.
Check out the five workout moves that Keri uses to keep her looking and feeling fierce.
From the stage to the beach, Rihanna’s amazing body is constantly stealing the show. Her trainer Harley Pasternak says the singer tries to manage at least three 25-minute workouts a week while on tour, but she bumps it up to five days a week when she’s not traveling, reports People. He also adds that the basis of her workout is simple cardio—from jumping jacks to stationary jogging.
To slim down like Rihanna, amp up your cardio with these expert tips.
2. Maria Menounos
Maria is more than qualified for her role as one of the judges on our upcoming challenge, “The Next Fitness Star.” The 34-year-old says her secret is constantly switching up her workouts. “I change it up and exercise outside, like playing volleyball on the beach. That way, I never feel like working out is a chore—it’s just fun!” she told Fitbie. And there’s also the fact that she grows her own food—seriously! She tells Fitbie that having her own garden motivates her to eat better.
Check out our guide to eating clean—without cleaning out your wallet!
1. Hayden Panettiere
The knockout Nashville star got this body from smart strength training and mindful eating. She told Women’s Health she sticks with smaller weights so she can do a high number of reps to avoid bulking up her 5’1″ frame. And to curb junk food cravings, she makes herself eat something healthy before grabbing something indulgent. “Then I don’t want the unhealthy thing so much, because I’m full,” says Hayden.
For more ways to control your cravings, check out these smart snacking tips.
It is damn hot in here. And you know why? Ten the hottest female bodies in the world are gathered in this article. Boys and girls don`t be so shy. Have a good look. The first one is our favorite.
1. Jennifer Aniston
Date of Birth: February 11, 1969
Religion: No religion
Date of Birth: 4th of September, 1981
3. Emily Ratajkowski
Date of Birth: June 7, 1991
Date of Birth: 20th of February, 1988
5. Kylie Jenner
Date of Birth: August 10, 1997
6. Stella Maxwell
Date of Birth: 15 May, 1990
Religion: Not Known
7. Kim Kardashian
Date of Birth: 21st of October, 1980
Proffesion: Reality Show
8. Gigi Hadid
Date of Birth: 23 April, 1995
9. Kourtney Kardashian
Date of Birth: 18th of April, 1979
10. Alessandra Ambrosio
Date of Birth: April 11, 1981
Religion: Roman Catholic
Who is in your top 10 list of the hottest female bodies?