Bare Bodies

Summer of Celebrity Skin: Prince Harry, Britney Spears & More (PHOTOS)

From Katy Perry to Ryan Lochte, see photos of this summer’s sexiest star bikinis, abs, and more.

Clockwise from top left: Courtesy of Jasmine Jae; Fame Pictures; Facebook; INF

The Summer of Celebrity Skin

Summer means superhero blockbusters, barbecues—and lots of celebrity exhibitionism. From Chris Hemsworth’s god of thunder abs to Kim Kardashian’s daily bikini self-portraits and Prince Harry in the buff, the fittest bodies of the season.

Courtesy of Jasmine Jae

Prince Harry in Las Vegas

We figured you’ve probably seen those other photos of Prince Harry in Vegas by now, so here’s a more demure royal portrait. The prince spent his time in Sin City racing Ryan Lochte, chilling at Jennifer Lopez’s pool party, and disappointing his grandmother.


Britney Spears, Mystery Location

Britney’s back. The newly minted X Factor judge (and the Mars rover’s best friend) looked fit and poised for a comeback in a photo she posted to her Facebook last week. “Y’all ready for summer to end? I’m definitely not!” she wrote.


Mark Wahlberg in Miami

You’ve seen his Calvin Klein ads from the ’90s. You may have even seen him in skivvies again in April. But nothing could prepare you for the sight of the man we once knew as Marky Mark spray-tanning himself in a Speedo on a glass balcony in Miami. Here’s a side view.

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Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy in Hyannis Port

Sometime between pulling off her first No. 1 single and dissing a Kennedy mother-of-the-bride (twice), cougarette Taylor Swift hit the beach in Massachusetts with her new beau, Conor Kennedy.

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Rihanna in St. Tropez

Looking considerably happier than she did while hanging out with Oprah, Rihanna partied on a yacht with Magic Johnson and friends this month.

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Ryan Lochte in Las Vegas

Ryan Lochte—Olympian, aspiring reality show star, and designer of this Speedo—entertained a bevy of women at Azure at the Palazzo in Vegas.

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Joe Manganiello in Miami

Anyone who saw Magic Mike or who watches True Blood knows well the contours of Joe Manganiello’s abs but hey, here they are again in Miami, combined with a shampoo commercial-worthy fingers-running-through-hair technique.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in Puerto Rico

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner showed some skin (and some almost-forgotten tattoos) on the beach in Puerto Rico in July with Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel in tow. Affleck’s currently on the island filming Runner, Runner with Justin Timberlake.

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Anne Hathaway in Miami

In her own words, Anne Hathaway “went into the gym for 10 months and didn’t come out” in order to fit into her skin-tight, “psychological terrorist” of a Catwoman suit for her role in The Dark Knight Rises. It didn’t stop there, either. In order to achieve the famished look of her Les Miserables character, Fantine, Hathaway was basically “living on hummus and radishes.” She put the results on display while splashing around in Miami in June.

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Chris Hemsworth in Australia

Well hello, god of thunder. New dad Chris Hemsworth was spotted on the beach in his native Australia with all his Thor/Huntsman muscles intact.

Fame Pictures

Katy Perry in Miami

When she wasn’t fueling dating rumors with fellow musician John Mayer this summer, Katy Perry spent some time poolside in July in a tie-dye green and yellow bikini.

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Zac Efron in St. Tropez

The actor spent the Fourth of July this year looking well-groomed and fine-toned on a yacht, shortly before joining friends for a celebration.

Kim Kardashian in Hawaii

If her Twitter’s photo record is any indication, Kim Kardashian spent nearly every day this summer in a bikini. The possible future Mrs. West flashed the camera a look at her enormous…smile in this photo.

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Mario Lopez in Malibu

Mario Lopez spent some shirtless time with his wife and baby daughter at the Kia Beach House last month with guest star Eva Longoria in tow.