GossipCenter’s Top 13 Bikini Babes of 2013!
Every year our favorite ladies raise temperatures and quicken pulses with their sexy swimwear, and in 2013 there was a baker’s dozen of bikini-clad beauties that stood out from the crowd.
1. Bar Refaeli - In July, Bar Refaeli took some time off from her career to relax with her gal pals on the Spanish Island of Ibiza. However, she definitely didn’t slack in the ‘drop dead gorgeous’ department. The Israeli supermodel donned several skimpy ensembles that had beachgoers drooling all over the sand.
2. Selena Gomez - While fall temperatures saw many celebs getting bundled up, Selena Gomez stripped down to a black and white Zebra-printed two-piece for her footloose and fancy-free October frolic in Miami. Seriously, Justin Bieber- what were you thinking when you let her go?!
3. Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev - There’s nothing like a trip to the beach with a group of gal pals to refresh and recharge the spirit. And when Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev showed up in Miami this past April, a good time was had by all, including the spectators!
4. Hayden Panettiere - Easter Sunday is one of the highest Holy Days around the world, and Hayden Panettiere had men all over the globe thanking the Good Lord when she went for a swim in Miami on March 31st.
5. Adriana Lima - She wasn’t technically wearing a full bikini, but Adriana Lima still managed to make our list with her sun-soaked outing in Cancun, Mexico in December. The Victoria’s Secret hottie wore black bathing suit bottoms, but skipped the top and instead decided on a white Coca-Cola tank top that did little to guard her modesty.
6. Beyoncé Knowles - As one of the hardest-working women in showbiz, Beyonce Knowles keeps up with her fans even when she’s on vacation. The “Run the World (Girls)” singer shared some bathing suit shots via Instagram in December, proving that she’s still flawless even during her downtime.
7. Vanessa Hudgens - Making the most of her global superstar status, Vanessa Hudgens blessed the folks in Ischia, Italy with her beauty while yachting in July. Hudgens teamed a basic black bikini with a gold body chain as she relaxed with a group of friends.
8. Kate Upton - Given her back-to-back Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers, it stands to reason that Kate Upton knows a thing or two about looking hot in a bathing suit. And it turns out she also knows how to pull off a body paint bikini with amazing results.
9. Jessica Alba - Despite the demands of her family, film career, and the Honest Company, Jessica Alba still finds time to maintain a killer physique. In September she displayed her body of evidence in a purple bikini with a turquoise cover-up while chilling out at a friend’s Malibu beach house.
10. Alessandra Ambrosio - Showing her dedication to her craft, Alessandra Ambrosio braved 60-degree temperatures on the beach in Los Angeles this past March for a chilly photo shoot. However, the Brazilian beauty didn’t come off any less sexy in the shots, sporting a rainbow-striped halter-style bikini.
11. Rihanna - Always an avid selfie-taker, Rihanna dropped some serious sex appeal on the Twitterverse with a few lowlight snaps of herself in a string bikini. The “We Found Love” singer posted the snaps on her gal pal Melissa Forde’s account during girls’ getaway in February.
12. Candice Swanepoel- Eager to work on her tan, Candice Swanepoel kicked off the summer with a beautiful black bikini during a lovers’ holiday in Miami at the end of May. Joined by boyfriend Hermann Nicoli, the Victoria's Secret Angel wasn’t shy about putting her fit form on display.
13. Olivia Wilde- Proving why Jason Sudeikis is one of the luckiest men on earth, Olivia Wilde stripped down to a colorful two-piece swimsuit and hit the beach in Maui back in May. Joined by her fiancé, the “House” starlet looked to be enjoying a relaxing stroll along the water’s edge, and nearby spectators certainly didn’t mind, either!