Is it really even fair to include models in the Bikini Awards? Well, it’s kinda like when they allowed professional athletes into the Olympics — it’s a bummer for the amateurs but much more fun for those of us watching at home. So, here we present you with nine professional posers posing in their best bikinis.
What makes a reality star these days? Whether you’re a pawn broker, an aspiring model or an already famous actor, all it really takes is the willingness to bare SOMETHING for our entertainment. Now, during the 2013 Bikini Awards, we’re happy that these ladies have been exposing some extra skin as well as their innermost secrets.
For better or worse, the children of athletes, musicians and actors are pretty used to having their every waking moment captured on camera. So it should be no surprise that when they grow up into lovely young ladies, these famous daughters know how to stay camera-ready, even when they’re frolicking on the beach. That makes them stiff competition for the non-royal entrants into the 2013 Bikini Awards.
Hollywood’s leading ladies work hard to meet our entertainment demands all year long, so naturally they deserve to vacation on the world’s most beautiful beaches. But even on holiday, they’re still working for us as cameras (both their own and the paparazzi’s) capture them in their scantily clad glory. Now it’s time to admire these stars and reward them with your votes in the 2013 Bikini Awards tournament:
It’s that time of year again! Whether you’re eyeing them as diet-and-workout inspiration or ogling for pure pleasure, we know you love a good photo of a celebrity in a bikini. This year’s Bikini Awards, celebrating the hard work our favorite stars have put into those flauntable curves and muscles, kicks off with a collection of former teen queens — and a current one for good measure.
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]
It took a lot of hard work, a lot of worn-out mouse buttons, a lot of burning eyeballs (don’t forget to blink when you stare at the screen!) and a lot of tweeting, but at last we have the final match-up in the VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards. After Shemar Moore had an early lead in the semifinals, the Bey Hive took over and brought Beyonce to a decisive victory. Things were much different in the other face-off, between Mob Wives‘ Drita D’Avanzo and Italian model Claudia Romani. Claudia’s popularity has surprised us from the start — before we saw her pics on photo agency sites, we hadn’t heard of this voluptuous pinup. But she earned our hearts when she personally emailed us a new collection of photos last week. Meanwhile, VH1′s own Drita had her Twitter fans supporting her all the way. Drita had a bit of a lead yesterday, when we posted extra pics she’d sent us. Alas, it wasn’t enough to defeat the international zeal for Ms. Romani. By the time polls closed at midnight last night, she’d defeated Drita by 20,670 to 6,487 votes. (And apologies for a bit of a conclusion, but we accidentally had two polls running. Don’t worry, we manually tallied all votes for this very serious competition!)
So will Claudia continue her winning streak and emerge victorious over the Bootylicious One herself? Does Blue Ivy know how to use a computer yet? Get to clicking — voting ends Thursday at midnight!
[Photos: Beyonce's Tumblr, Claudia Romani]
The final pairing for the VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards is about to drop, but it looks like we have one more challenger looking for their shot at two-piece glory! Angela Simmons showed off her curves on South Beach yesterday, splashing around the waves in a stripped sea-green swimsuit. The 24-year old reality starlet apparently made the trip to Miami solo amid rumors of her split with boyfriend Romeo, who reportedly left her for actress-turned-singer A.J. Michalka.
Even if the story is true, it didn’t seem to get in the way of Angela’s fun in the sun as she happily strolled the shore with some friends. The vacation is a rare break from shooting Run’s House and Daddy’s Girls with sister Vanessa and legendary father Joseph Simmons of Run-DMC, as well as dealing with business at her shoe line, Pastry. Check out more from Angela’s bikini award-worthy break in the gallery below!
[Photo: Splash News Online]
The VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards are getting hot and heated this year in a way that we’ve never seen! Last week Italian model and fan favorite Claudia Romani tried to tip the scales in her favor by personally sending us 15 super hot two-piece pix after we pitted her against Drita D’Avanzo. And do you think the Mob Wives star took that sitting down? Hell no! Now she’s firing back with some sizzling swimsuit photos of her own! We knew she wouldn’t back down. So far Claudia is ahead in the polls, but could this be the start of Drita’s rally? We’re bet it will be once you get a look at the shots she sent us! They’re sexy…with a vengeance! Check ‘em out in the gallery below, and make your voice heard in the poll: who has the better bikini bod of 2012?
[Photo: Drita D'Avanzo via Twitter]
Sadly we don’t have a new round of our patented VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards going up today. That’s the bad news. The good news is that our friends Rihanna and Christina Milian had our backs and made sure to wear some tiny two-pieces over the weekend, just to give us something to write about and help keep the beloved awards fresh on everyone’s mind. Thanks, ladies! We owe you one.
Riri tweeted some super sexy fun-in-the-sun shots from her private cruise vacay in Saint-Tropez! The singer seemed to be having a blast as she and her friends took turns speeding around on jet-skis, and last week she was seen doing some high octane tubing. Christina Milian was a hot mama as she hit the Miami heat with her 2-year-old daughter Violet. Early in the weekend she was also spotted on the shore wearing an out-there leopard print monokini. We’re not sure if that’s grounds for disqualification in our bikini awards, but it’s still pretty hot so we’ll let it slide. This time. Check out more in the gallery below, and don’t forget to cast your vote in the Bikini Awards! Don’t disappoint Rihanna and Christina, you guys…
[Photo: Twitter/Splash News Online]