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Kim Kardashian, Coco, Rihanna and More Bikini Looks of Summer 2011

From Kim Kardashian’s barely there number to Katy Perry’s Hershey Kiss top, see surprising swimwear.

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Bedazzler Overload

Rihanna has been climbing the charts with her raunchy hit “S & M,” but the pop star upped her wow factor in this overly studded neon two-piece that she is sported on her Loud Tour this summer. The ensemble seemingly fits the title.

Barely Braided

Considering she first entered the public’s consciousness due to a sex tape, we shouldn’t be surprised by anything reality-TV star Kim Kardashian does. Nevertheless, this picture she took from a photo shoot in January even had Kardashian wondering “#2sexy2tweet.”

Kisses All Around

“California Gurl” Katy Perry croons “kiss me” over and over in her current hit “E.T.” But that lyric got new meaning thanks to her July Rolling Stone cover. Perry made headlines when she discussed her candy-covered assets. “I started praying for [my breasts] when I was, like, 11, and God answered that prayer above and beyond, by, like, 100 times, until I was like, 'Please, stop, God. I can't see my feet anymore. Please stop!'” she told the magazine.

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Criss-Crossed Chaos

Self-proclaimed “sleazy” singer Ke$ha took a break from her recent tour to splash around in the ocean in this high-waisted bikini that had many people talking. The lattice sides and skimpy top did little for her figure.

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Angel of Strength

At the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, model Isabeli Fontana rocked a sports-themed number that had jaws dropped. The metallic swimwear was intimidating for a host of reasons, barbell not included.

Fringe Frenzy

LeAnn Rimes took to Twitter to show off photos of herself in a (multiple) string bikini on the beach in Cabo San Lucas during her honeymoon to Eddie Cibrian in May. But the images sparked controversy when her Twitter followers noticed her increasingly slender figure, which overshadowed the stringy swimsuit.


To the Monster Mall

Always one to show some skin, Lady Gaga took her outrageous fashion to the next level while leaving her hotel in Toronto in March. In fishnet stockings, a leopard thong, massive hoop earrings with two-toned hair, the pop star turned many heads. It’s hard to tell exactly what that belt is holding up.

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All Tied Up

Olivia Palermo, socialite and former star of MTV’s The City, took a trip to St. Barts in January with her boyfriend. Her teenie-weenie purple bikini got even smaller when she tied the strings down to avoid tan lines.

Low Rider

Reality-TV star and pop singer Aubrey O’Day showed off her body on the beach in an oversize poncho that attempted to compensate for her incredibly low fringe bikini bottom.

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Bravo, Kelly!

Though many of the housewives of various cities on Bravo’s hit franchise show off their bodies, New York City’s Kelly Bensimon left little to the imagination in this zig-zag tan and black two-piece in Miami in March. Good thing she didn’t wear something like that on the cast’s recent trip to Morocco.