Drita D’Avanzo

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Coco And Co Make Our List Of The 50 Hottest Twitpics And Instagrams Of 2012

The 50 hottest twitpix of 2012

Throughout the year we try our very best to bring you the sexiest celebrity pics that the internet has to offer. But with today being Christmas and all, we knew that we really had to step up our game and go even better to give you the gift of glam. That’s why we’ve painstakingly scoured the web to track down the 50 hottest Twitpics and Instagrams of the entire year! Don’t worry, we weren’t doing anything today anyhow. 2012 has been a great time for social media savvy celebs, as more and more stars can’t resist the chance to give their fans a little sneak peek into their lives (and dressing rooms). All your favorites are in here, from Pop Queens like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Beyonce, to Booty Queens like Coco, Kim Kardashian, Angela Simmons and Adrianne Curry. If there’s a famous person that you want to see with very minimal clothes, well then you’re in luck dear friend! Have another bite of figgy pudding and head down to the gallery below. Merry Christmas and happy new year, folks!

[Photo: Twitter]

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

The 100 Hottest Celebrity Bikini Pics Of 2012

Thte 175 Hottest Bikini Photos Of 2012

Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, joyful Kwanzaa, and — why not? — happy birthday too, while you’re at it! It’s the holiday seasons, folks; the time of year for giving to our nearest and dearest. And for you, dear readers, we could think of no better gift than 100 of the sexiest bikini photos that this year had to offer! We’ve got some of everybody, and we do mean everybody. There might even been one of you in there. We’ve got that many!

Of course this uber-gallery is presided over by Beyonce, who ruled over our 2012 Bikini Awards just like she does with the rest of the known universe. In fact, she was able to defy time and win the coveted award with pics that were (technically) from 2011. That’s the power of Queen Bey! In addition to her, our list is chock-full of other pop queens like Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga, and big-screen A-listers like Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Alba. TV personalities Maria Menounos and Angela Simmons made a strong showing, too. We’ve also got shots from the usual suspects like reality star Kim Kardashian, never-shy Twitter mama Adrianne Curry and Coco, the Patron Saint of Donks.

Some of our very own VH1 stars like Mob Wives’ Drita D’Avanzo and Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada put in an appearance, as did Hunger Games leading lady (and our personal favorite) Jennifer Lawrence. Professional hotties Kate Upton and Brooklyn Decker look straight out of the pages of Sports Illustrated, while Victoria’s Secret Angels Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima are simply heavenly.

So tear off the wrapping paper and dive in to our terrific 2012 retrospective of everyone’s favorite two-piece. Happy Holidays!

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“The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile” goes LIVE at 12 p.m. ET on 12/12/12. Watch at BigAndBestOf2012.com for eight hours of live performances from stars like Bruno Mars and Miguel, surprise guest appearances, prize giveaways, special editions of “RapFix Live,” “Big Morning Buzz Live,” “MTV After Hours,” “You Oughta Know” and much more!

Stick with MTV as we count down the Best of 2012, including the Best Songs of 2012, Live Performances, Movies and EDM Videos of the year.

[Photo: Getty Images/Twitter/Splash News Online]

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Coco And More Present You With The 40 Hottest Twitpics Of July 2012

The hottest celebrity twitpics of July 2012

The only thing hotter than the weather this sweltering July was our Twitter feed! Celebrities of every stripe were tweeting teasingly scandalous photos that were not always safe for work (unless you work for VH1 Celebrity, in which case, it’s cool). It seemed like there were more super sexy skin-filled Twitpics in July than in the rest of 2012 combined! Maybe it’s global warming?

Selena Gomez modeled a selection from her new bikini style line, while Adrianne Curry modeled her BDSM-inspired Comic-Con outfits. Rihanna tweeted so many sun-drenched photos from her never-ending Mediterranean vacation that we’re starting to imagine that we were there. Some celebs, like Aubrey O’Day, Heidi Klum and, of course, Coco, tweeted up-close and personal pics of their favorite body parts (spoiler alert, it was usually boobs or butts) and reps from the Kardashian Klan went more for the full body shots. The Spears sisters both weighed in with bangin’ bikini shots of their own, and High School Musical soul sisters Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens did the same.

We had hot moms like Jada Pinkett-SmithSofia Vergara, Vanessa Minnillo and Jessica Alba. And Kris Humphries’ rumored GF Myla Sinanaj shared a pic to prove she’s gonna be a hot mom in the near future. And of course models like Candice Swanepoel, Bar Refaeli and Tyra Banks turned even the most humble Instagrams into glam shots worthy of GQ and beyond. If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the gallery below. But if you want the sexiest Twitpics of July 2012, you’re in the right place!

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[Photo: Twitter/Instagram]

by (@shalapitcher)

Claudia Romani Ups Her Bikini Awards Game; Your Move, Drita

Claudia Romani

When we tweeted out the first of our Bikini Awards Round 3 matchups, we were half joking/half thinking wishfully with our request for Claudia Romani and Drita D’Avanzo to send us new photos to help with your decision-making. But Italian model/actress Romani tweeted back to us within minutes, and we soon found 15 hot new pics of her in our inbox. That’s a competitive spirit!

If you’re wondering just who this European beauty happens to be, here are a few facts about her. She was born in L’Aquila, Italy, and moved to Copenhagen after high school. That’s where she was discovered on the beach by a scout for FHM Denmark. She’s been modeling all over the world ever since, and these days calls Miami home — that’s where the paps have been snapping all sorts of pics of her in a bikini. But here we present to you some more polished photos, courtesy of the lovely Ms. Romani herself. Now we’re eager to see what Drita does in response.

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[Photos courtesy Claudia Romani]

by (@shalapitcher)

Drita D’Avanzo Faces Claudia Romani For VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards Round 3

It’s getting down to the wire, ladies and gentlemen. Or the string, whichever you prefer. After rallying her fans on Twitter and Facebook, Mob Wives star Drita D’Avanzo trounced Michelle Rodriguez in Round 2 of the VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards. That was nowhere near as surprising as Italian model Claudia Romani’s crushing defeat of Selena Gomez. Whither the Wizards of Waverly Place fans? From what we can tell, voters in Italy may have been tipping the scales a bit. Let’s see if they have anything like the enthusiasm of Staten Island’s finest.

Voting for this round continues through Monday (July 23) at midnight ET. Then we’ll begin the finals on Tuesday morning. So vote early and often, bikini fans!

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[Photos: House of Jackie Brown, Splash News Online]

by (@shalapitcher)

VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards Round 2: Drita Vs. Michelle Rodriguez

Drita D'Avanzo and Michelle Rodriguez

We’ve been having so much fun with our annual VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards (and judging by the amount of votes you’ve placed, so have you) that we decided to extend things a bit. We’re turning this into a bracket style throwdown, starting with a couple of ladies who know a thing or two about throwdowns: Mob WivesDrita D’Avanzo and Lost actress Michelle Rodriguez. We can tell you who wants this more: Drita started her own campaign to rally votes for herself in the Reality TV round (not that she needed it; look at that photo!). But Michelle is coming off a surprise victory in the Hollywood leading ladies category, where she narrowly beat Scarlett Johansson by a handful of votes. That girl has some fight in her. Who’s your favorite? Choose carefully, and choose often. Polls close Tuesday at midnight!

[Photos: House of Jackie Brown, Splash News Online]

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Bikini Awards: Mob Wives, Basketball Wives, Housewives And More! Reality Stars Strip Down

Reality stars bikini awards
Welcome back to the ever-popular and much beloved VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards! Yes, it’s that time of year again, where we pit your favorite stripped down celebs against one another to see has the most bangin’ bikini bod of 2012. Happy summer, folks!

Now that we’ve made Mickey Mouse blush by showing the sexiest Disney stars in bikinis, VH1 Celebrity continues the swimsuit parade with the hottest ladies of reality television. Our last list may have been filled with teen queens, but this time it’s all about the Wives!

We’ve got Mob Wives stars Big Ang, Drita D’Avanzo and Renee Graziano, Evelyn Lozada from Basketball Wives, Imani Showalter and Draya Michele of Basketball Wives LA AND Real Housewives Countess LuAnn, Kelly Bensimon and Gretchen Rossi. That’s a lot of seriously hot wives! Plus we have Ice-T’s lovely wife Coco, and ex-My Fair Brady lady Adrianne Curry. Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson recently got married, and even Kim Kardashian was a wife for a little while there, right?

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by (@hallekiefer)

Top 10 Sexiest Diva Looks From VH1 Divas’ Red Carpet

Yank on your Spanx and prepare your side eye: the ladies of VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul, which premieres Monday, Dec. 19 at 9PM EST, turned it out on the red carpet. Metallics were huge at the event: Mob WivesDrita D’avanzo slipped into skin-tight gold, Estelle shined in Grecian-style bronze and Love And Hip-Hop 2‘s Emily Bustamante shimmered in off-the-shoulder gunmetal. Jessie J paired her gold with sheer cut-outs and an asymmetrical bob, while The Good Wife‘s Archie Panjabi dressed in slinky black. Jill Scott looked royal in blue, La La Anthony paired a fuchsia lip with herringbone and a slick updo (because she’s business, not casual), and a tiny Jennifer Hudson paired peach with a mint manicure. Looking heavenly, both Mary J. Blige and Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine upped the glamor with glittering white. We hope looking this hot doesn’t ruin anyone’s diva reputation. How can you demand to be shot from your good side when every side looks equally amazing? Check out the gallery below for the ten sexiest looks! (and a few more thrown in for good  measure…)

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The Mob Wives Hit Up Good Morning America

If you happened to catch the premiere episode of Mob Wives on VH1 this past Sunday, you may be familiar with the four women on the show. For those of you who missed it, allow us to introduce you to Renee Graziano, Karen Gravano, Carla Facciolo, and Drita D’Avanzo (who’s not pictured here, but she’s in our gallery below), seen here after their Good Morning America interview this morning. Gravano, pictured front and center, is the daughter of Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, the mobster who took down John Gotti. Graziano (left) is the daughter of Anthony Graziano, who’s currently serving time in federal prison for his stint in La Cosa Nostra. D’Avanzo and Facciolo’s husbands are both in prison as well (it’s a trend with these ladies). It’s amazing to us that in next week’s episode we can expect to see these women in a knock down, drag out fight, and yet they look so nice and civil here.

And unlike Chris Brown, when these women leave the set of a morning talk show, they don’t have to smash windows or rip off their shirts to prove that they’re not to be messed with.

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[Photos: Splash News Online]