When we look at celebrities, we probably automatically assume that they smell like rose petals and sunshine. People tend to think stars have an out-of-this-world quality about them, and that they are magical in some way. While a celebrity’s talent(s) can certainly be impressive, it’s important to remember that these stars are human beings. And that means that celebrities don’t always smell so great. After all, they sweat and have long hours when filming movies and music videos. However, there’s a difference between a lengthy work day and poor hygiene habits. Unfortunately, some celebrities have not yet figured that out.
You’ll likely be disappointed to know that many of your favorite stars have a lot to learn when it comes to hygiene. While it seems pretty obvious that you should do things like brush your teeth or shower each day, there are some famous people who may not have gotten those lessons growing up. It’s also pretty surprising that these celebrities are willing to admit that their hygiene habits leave a lot to be desired. After all, all publicity is good publicity—right? Here are 13 stars who were not taught the basics of proper hygiene—or so it seems.
13. Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz has made it clear that she’s not a fan of deodorant. She even said during an E! interview that she “doesn’t believe in antiperspirant.” Diaz went on to say that conventional deodorants are “really bad for you” and confessed that it’s been nearly two decades since she’s used any kind of antiperspirant product. It’s hard to believe that someone who is known for being fashionable and glamorous may not smell all that great. Diaz may use natural methods to keep the odor away, but there hasn’t been much talk in Hollywood about her having an unpleasant scent. Then again, maybe her friends are just trying to be polite.
12. Shia LaBeouf
LaBeouf got his start as the fun-loving, trouble-making kid brother on the Disney show Even Stevens. But these days, he’s been anything but pleasant, particularly when it comes to body odor. Shia LaBeouf was on the set of Sia’s music video “Elastic Heart,” and Maddie Ziegler, the young dancer featured in the video, confirmed that LaBeouf had some serious body odor. Maddie described it as “gross”, and that’s a pretty huge insult coming from a 12-year-old. Obviously, Shia doesn’t care, and he’s done way weirder things than show up to a set with body odor. We’re just waiting for someone to tell him he needs to shower. He’ll probably have some type of strange breakdown that will be all over the entertainment blogs.
11. Robert Pattinson
Twilight fans may find Robert Pattinson less dreamy after reading this bit of information about him. The star admits that he doesn’t wash his hair that often. Perhaps that’s why it always looks kind of greasy. We thought that was just “product”, but it seems that it’s actually product buildup. Gross. Pattinson actually said “if you don’t care if your hair’s clean or not then why would you wash it?”. He admits to going weeks without washing his hair. Again, gross. Sure, he’s hot and all, but everyone needs to practice good hygiene on a regular basis, no matter how “perfect” they are.
10. Miley Cyrus
In not-so-surprising news, Miley Cyrus can be a bit disgusting sometimes. Plenty of people have problems with the way she dresses and the way she behaves at the VMAs, whether she’s hosting or performing. But legendary singer Cher, actually confirmed that Miley has bad breath. It’s bad enough that Cyrus is a celebrity who is known for not having fresh breath. But to be called out by a veteran in the business is just downright embarrassing. It’s almost as embarrassing as some of the outfits we’ve seen Miley in over the past few years. Hopefully, she got the “hint” and has started brushing and flossing more regularly.
9. Jessica Simpson
What is with celebrities and their aversion to oral hygiene? During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, singer and fashion mogul Jessica Simpson, admitted that she doesn’t brush her teeth regularly. Simpson says she doesn’t like it when her teeth are “too slippery” and sometimes wipes her pearly whites with her sweater or shirt. Jessica also admitted that this habit of hers is “weird” but states that she always has “great breath.” Of course, we can’t officially confirm that, but we haven’t heard any complaints from her hubby, ex-NFL player Eric Johnson, so maybe Jessica’s telling the truth. It’s still weird, though.
8. Christina Aguilera
When Christina Aguilera was interviewed by a reporter from Arena Magazine, the reporter stated that Aguilera smelled like “a 12-year-old girl’s bedroom on school-disco night.” We’re not exactly sure what that means, but it may indicate that the singer smelled like puberty and a night of partying rolled into one. Not hot. There was also that unfortunate incident a few years back when Christina was participating in a tribute to legendary singer Etta James, and we saw a substance dripping down her leg. Some people said that this was evidence that Aguilera was having “one of those days,” but Christina insisted that it was self-tanner running down her thigh. Everything about both situations is kind of disgusting.
7. Megan Fox
Megan Fox is one of the hottest women in Hollywood. Seems like she may be one of the grossest as well. Fox admits that she’s a slob, and is terrible at cleaning up. She also says that she often forgets to flush the toilet, and even has a bad habit of leaving “gifts” in the toilet when she visits friends’ houses. Obviously, some people are willing to give her a pass because she’s so beautiful, but you can’t deny that Fox needs a few more lessons in personal hygiene before all of her hotness can be restored. We can only hope she’s not passing these bad habits onto her two sons. Then again, being negligent when it comes to proper bathroom habits may come naturally to them.
6. Britney Spears
Even though Britney Spears has a line of fragrances (that smell pretty good, by the way), the star has been known to forego personal hygiene at times. Even though she’s got a successful Vegas residency and puts on a show that paints her in a glamorous and alluring light, Britney isn’t always the picture of charm. She’s been seen heading into gas stations barefoot, and there have been photographs of Spears looking like she’s in need of a shower. While things haven’t gotten as bad as the Breakdown of 2007, we’re hoping Spears is learning how to show a little more class when it comes to basic social graces.
5. Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey is known for making women swoon, but it’s not because of his alluring scent. The actor has confessed that he actually doesn’t like cologne or deodorant. McConaughey states that he doesn’t want to “smell like someone else” in the same way that he doesn’t want the name of a designer plastered on his clothing. We (sort of ) get where he’s coming from. However, since we have to wear clothes in this society, shouldn’t we also have to smell good? He says he prefers his own natural scent, but if his odor starts to get offensive, he’ll take a shower. That’s more than we can say for some of the other celebs on this list.
4. Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian is part of a family who is basically known for always looking perfect. So, it’s pretty shocking to know that she’s willing to admit the fact that she didn’t wear deodorant while nursing her daughter Penelope. Kourtney was concerned that the aluminum in deodorant would affect her breast milk. While we admire the fact that Kardashian was looking out for her baby, there are natural alternatives to deodorant that she could have tried. Her ex Scott Disick, even confirmed that she “reeked.” However, Kourtney is known for doing things to intentionally irritate Disick, so maybe that was her other motive for not keeping her armpits fresh.
3. Brad Pitt
It’s hard to imagine that one of Hollywood’s most handsome actors doesn’t exactly smell like a field of daisies or a calm ocean breeze. Pitt has been known to skip showers, and thinks that using baby wipes is a great substitute. We, however, would beg to differ. Sure, Brad Pitt is extremely busy being a dad to his many children and juggling a successful movie career, but that’s no excuse for not showering on a regular basis. After all, smelling great is part of the charm of being a sex symbol. Also, remember when Brad Pitt did that weird commercial for Chanel No. 5 perfume? Obviously, he knows what quality fragrances are. If only he would use them more often.
2. Jennifer Lawrence
Actress Jennifer Lawrence prides herself on being a “regular girl”. She loves to break a sweat on hiking trails, likes to indulge in comfort food, and even has a hard time keeping her balance at award shows. To further prove that she’s really down-to-earth, her costar Liam Hemsworth says that Jennifer would eat some pretty disgusting things before the two had to do kissing scenes in the Hunger Games movies. Lawrence was clearly trying to break the ice and have a little fun with Hemsworth, but there are less disgusting ways to do it. After all, anybody can become less hot when their breath smells like tuna.
1. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has a reputation amongst some people for being “dirty,” but she’s also got some hygiene habits that aren’t so fabulous. The mother of two admits that she doesn’t wash her hair that often. She states that one of her go-to looks is the “sleek ponytail” and that she achieves the shininess in her tresses by only washing her hair over 3 to 5 days. This sounds like a nightmare to people who are extremely meticulous about their hair habits. Then again, Kardashian has been known for filthier things, so she may be glad for this type of light-hearted publicity.