Wow, guys. We knew the Bikini Awards were hot, but we were not expecting this level of heat in the final faceoff! After a whopping 108,432 votes, you have declared Beyonce this year’s winner. It was a close call, though, as followers of Italian model Claudia Romani often gave her the lead in the past few days, with Claudia herself often tweeting encouragement to her fans (not to mention sending us photo after photo of herself!). In the end, she lost by a margin of 53 to 47 percent. Still, if enthusiasm for Claudia on this site is any indication, there are big things to come for her!
During the last round, many Bey fans began requesting a different set of bikini pics of the bootylicious beauty. We’d been keeping the competition down to the most current photos available. But now that she’s taken the gold, we’ll give the public what they demand: Beyonce’s 2007 Sports Illustrated cover and other pics from the past five years. So congrats on all your hard work, Bey Hive. Now you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
[Photos: Sports Illustrated, Tumblr]