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)

Coco, Kate Upton And Kim Kardashian Bring You The 50 Most Scarily Sexy Twitpics Of October

The hottest Twitpix of October

Halloween is finally here, and to celebrate we’ve rounded up the most scarily sexy twitpix from this October! OK, we do it at the end of every month, but today we’ve got a bumper crop of 50 (count ‘em!) of the hottest photos from the last month to light your jack-o-lantern. All of your favorites are here, including Queen of the Selfies Kim Kardashian showing off two smokin’ hot Halloween costumes. We’ve got super stars like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Fergie, and super models like Heidi Klum, Kate UptonMiranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel and Bar Refaeli! VH1′s Couples Therapy star Courtney Stodden makes an appearance, as does former My Fair Brady goddess Adrianne Curry. But of course, lording over it all, is Twitter favorite Coco, back from her intrepid reporting on Hurricane Sandy. It’s all here in the gallery below! Make sure you take a look before you head out to trick or treat, folks.

[Photo: Twitter]

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by (@seapeaz)

Kate Upton, Rihanna And Maria Menounos Top Our 20 Hottest Bikini Bods Of Summer 2012

With the summer coming to a close we’ve decided to celebrate the only way we know how … by remembering this season’s sexiest celebrity bikini bods. Between all of the Twitter and Instagram uploads and paparazzi shots, there was a never-ending stream of photos of scantily clad stars, so it was hard to narrow it down to just 20 top shots, but we did it! It should also be noted that there were plenty of runner-ups including Aubrey O’Day, Brooklyn Decker, Vanessa Hudgens and Irina Shayk. (And of course, our Bikini Awards runner up, Claudia Romani, whom we didn’t include because she got a place of honor in our Breakout Stars of the Summer feature.) Browse through the gallery of our top pics and vote for the celebrity you think had this summer’s hottest bikini body.

[Photos: Splash News Online, GQ, Tumblr]

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by (@shalapitcher)

Beyonce Vs. Maria Menounos: VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards Round 2 Continues!

Beyonce and Maria Menounos

In this corner, we have a pop megastar and new mommmy, whose ability to bounce back into bikini shape after giving birth is either incredibly inspiring or maddening, depending on who’s looking. In the other corner, we have a TV host whose confidence in her body is so great, she keeps making bets that have her strutting in the freezing air/water in a tiny two-piece, sometimes on national television. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Beyonce, the easy victor of the Bikini Awards pop-star category, is up against Extra host Maria Menounos — who handily defeated all the other gorgeous ladies of our “multi-talented” category.

Whose bikini bod reigns supreme? We have no idea how you’ll possibly choose between these two, but you’ll have to do it before tomorrow at midnight!

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[Photos: Beyonce.com, Splash News Online]

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by (@shalapitcher)

VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards: Courtney Stodden, Maria Menounos And All The Other Ladies Who Defy Categorization

Arianny Celeste, Maria Menounos, Courtney Stodden

It’s the second week of the annual Bikini Awards, and you’d think we’d run out of sexy men and women to objectify in their tiny triangles of fabric. But though we’ve thoroughly covered the supermodels, pop singers, Disney alums, reality-TV stars, Hollywood stunners and, of course, the boys of summer, we have one more category of bikini greatness to share with you. Only we have no idea what to call them, as these ladies kind of defy simple categorizations. We have the likes of Maria Menounos, TV presenter and now an expert ballroom dancer. There are foreign hotties like Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, Swiss-Italian TV hostess Michelle Hunziker and Miss Finland, Sara Chafak. UFC Octogon girl Arianny Celeste basically dons bikinis for a living, but that doesn’t mean she minds wearing them on her days off too. Courtney Stodden demonstrated earlier this week that she’s as good at dancing in a two-piece as she is at floor-flashing in one. Socialite Tinsley Mortimer manages to make her dip in a pool look super classy. And though since dating George Clooney, Stacy Keibler has been covering up more than flashing her amazing gams, she still managed to land a magazine cover baring her magnificent midriff. Which of these multi-talented women do you most love seeing splash around at the beach? Peruse the gallery and then choose. Voting ends July 15 at 11 p.m. ET.

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[Photos: Splash News Online, Twitter]

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Maria Menounos Celebrates Her Birthday With A Monkey, A Snake, And -You Guessed It- A Bikini

Maria Menounos throws a bikini party for her birthday

So a monkey, a snake, and Maria Menounos walk into a bar. Amazingly this isn’t a joke, but actually how the Extra host celebrated her birthday over the weekend! Of course she busted out her celebratory bikini for the occasion. It wouldn’t be an event if she didn’t! Maria has bared her beach bod for Christmas, New Years, Superbowl Sunday and Cinco De Mayo, so now we just kind of expect it. But we’ll be honest, the monkey and the snake kind of threw us for a loop! Also present for her big day was Dancing With The Stars cast-mate Derek Hough and, bizarrely, Donald Trump. Thankfully, neither of them wore bikinis. Check out more in the gallery below!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Maria Menounos Celebrates Cinco De Mayo The Way She Celebrates Most Things: With A Bikini

Maria Menounos celebrates Cinco de Mayo in Las Vegas

Cinco de Mayo is generally seen as the kickoff to the summer bikini season, and we can’t think of a better way to get things started than with Maria Menounos! The Extra host and Dancing With The Stars hottie was spotted at Bud Light Lime’s ‘Lime-A-Rita’ Cinco de Mayo party in Las Vegas over the weekend showing off her killer dancer’s body in an electric green two-piece. This makes sense, because Maria celebrates most things with a bikini, including Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and the Super Bowl. What are traditions for, you guys!? She was joined poolside by DTWS partner Derek Hough, who was not wearing a bikini. So for that reason we’ll focus less on him and more on Maria. Get your photo fill in the gallery below!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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The Kentucky Derby’s 30 Most Awesome Celebrity Hats

At this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, the competition isn’t only on the track. Attendees are famous for wearing their biggest, brightest, and boldest hats in an effort to shield themselves from the sun — who are we kidding? — to stand out in the crowd of Churchill Downs. And a lot of those fabulous hats are on the heads of some of our favorite celebrities. From European fascinators to traditional straw hats, stars like Kim Kardashian and Paula Patton embraced the chance to embody true Southern elegance. Even Joey Fatone joined in on some fashion fun by sporting a feathered hat when he attended the Kentucky Derby in 2010. Before we sit down and tune in to the 138th Kentucky Derby race, let’s take a look at the 30 most awesome hats we’ve seen in recent years.

[Photos: Getty Images]

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by (@shalapitcher)

Allure‘s Nude Pics Of Heidi Klum, Others Are Supposed To Make Us Feel Better About Our Bodies

So we have more tastefully nude pics to add to the portraits of Maria Menounos and Debra Messing we saw yesterday, from Allure‘s “Naked Truth” issue. Heidi Klum, Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb and Morena Baccarin also stripped down for the breathtaking black-and-white photo spread. And because Allure is not Maxim, these photos are supposedly meant not to titillate but to make women feel better about their bodies. Huh? Actually, they just made me put aside the sleeve of Girl Scout cookies I was about to eat for breakfast. We learn in the accompanying video featuring everyone but Heidi that the ladies did feel slightly nervous about dropping trou for the shoot. Some even — gasp! — admitted to dieting.

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“I told my friends [about the shoot], mostly because I’ve been starving myself for three weeks. And so when they ask me to go out to dinner, I have to preface it by saying, ‘Well, I’m actually not eating now,’ ” Homeland star Baccarin said. “Part of me wanted to say, ‘I don’t diet.’ But I do, and I work really hard to look the way that I look. I think that that’s comforting for women to know the truth.”
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