We’re on day 6 of the 2013 Bikini Awards, and it’s time we make things a little more equal opportunity around here. Yes, it’s the men’s turn to parade before our eyes in their beachy best. Thankfully, no Speedos were harmed in the making of this gallery.
Awards Season 2013 kicked off tonight with the People’s Choice Awards on CBS, and while we didn’t get any nip slips or f-bombs or other kind of flubs, host Kaley Cuoco and a cavalcade of stars kept it moving with some solid banter. From Ellen DeGeneres‘ Mayan prediction to Chris Colfer‘s fanfic shout-out, our favorite gems (other than Sandra Bullock‘s tear-jerking Favorite Humanitarian Award’s speech; we’re not going to try to recapture it) included…
When I started working at VH1 and someone mentioned the Bikini Awards, I really thought I heard “Bikini Wars.” That’s wouldn’t necessarily be a misnomer, particularly in the case of the fight these two semi-finalists (or, well, their fans) put up in round 2. Beyonce and her joyous bikini pics narrowly defeated Maria Menounos’ Dancing With the Stars-toned body. And even with Coco tweeting the poll out to her fans, am army of Shemar Moore followers showed up in force to choose the competition’s last man standing over the very bootylicious model. So now these two delicious stars are battling it out for round 3. Will the Bey Hive manage to step up to the swooning ladies who love every opportunity to see Shemar shirtless? We shall see. Voting ends Monday at midnight ET, and then the final round begins Tuesday morning!
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Unlike those magazine editors you see on TV and in movies, we website editors are not normally a power hungry bunch. But there are times that do call for us to flex our muscles, so to speak, and one of those times is today. You see, in order to turn the VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards into a bracket, we needed one more branch to add to the seven contests we posted earlier this month. So we looked back at who hadn’t yet made the cut for round 2 and discovered — gasp! — that our beloved Coco was left out in the cold, shivering in her tiny thong. She faced some seriously tough competition in the Reality-TV category — what with Drita launching a full-on Twitter campaign for herself. But really, Coco belongs in a category all by herself. That’s why we’re making her the Editor’s Choice.
But this is your only save, Coco. Now it’s time to face the Awards’ last remaining male competitor, the delectable Shemar Moore. We were honestly surprised to see the Criminal Minds star so easily beat the likes of Joe Manganiello and Channing Tatum. But it seems Shemar and his abs have had quite the following, long before anyone hear the words Magic Mike. Can his physique stand up to the likes of Coco’s fabulous rear end? We’ll see, after voting ends tomorrow at midnight!
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We here at VH1 Celebrity pride ourselves on the fact that we are equal opportunity oglers. Of course, the paparazzi aren’t as egalitarian, so when we went about putting together today’s Bikini Awards contest, the Mankinis (sorry, but we promise no Speedos), we had a much more limited selection. Photographers were on hand to capture the likes of Joe Manganiello, Channing Tatum, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles and Shemar Moore, but they really didn’t present the sheer quantity of angles and attention to detail as they did for, say, Adriana Lima. But through our hard work and perseverance, we made sure to bring you the best of the man flesh on display, including three meaty servings from the Jersey Shore, the always shapely form of Mark Wahlberg, the unwaxed masterpiece that is Hugh Jackman, One Direction’s delicious Liam and Louis, and the deceptively sweet-faced James Marsden and Patrick Schwarzenegger. Ogle away, and then vote for your favorite. Polls close July 15 at 11 p.m. ET!
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Relax, we’re not actually going to give you diet tips on this, the most holy of holidays for food lovers. We’re merely suggesting that if you’re anything like us, it’s hard to remember that there will be consequences if we ask for second helpings of mashed potatoes and pie. We slip into a food coma and wake up just long enough to eat the leftovers. So we thought we’d provide this little visual inspiration: 24 hot celebrities — from Britney Spears to Henry Cavill, Pippa Middleton to Hugh Jackman, Adriana Lima to Jennifer Lopez — who have bodies we’d basically kill to have, and who work hard to get them. Maybe seeing them jog, lift weights and strut their assets will inspire you to get off the couch. Or you might just want to sit back and enjoy the view while munching on a turkey leg. That’s the kind of freedom those pilgrims came here to attain, isn’t it?
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