Becoming a celebrity might not sound too hard to some people, but it actually requires a lot of up-keep and dedication. Despite having many talents, most female celebrities are praised for their curvaceous bodies and perfect features. Being close to perfect is an unspoken requirement in Hollywood, and most celebs have learned that the better you look, the more likely you are to be cast in movies, videos and TV shows. Since becoming a celebrity goes hand in hand with losing your right to privacy, a lot of celebrities are working out on the double to save themselves the trouble of getting scrutinized by the media.
Working out to obtain the perfect body isn’t old news in Hollywood, which is why you can spot countless stars walking around in their gym gear after having completed an intense workout, at pretty much any hour of the day. Seeing a celeb in their gym gear can come as a little bit of a surprise, especially since most of us are convinced that they use plastic surgery to obtain their flawless physiques. However, many celebrities have refused to modify their bodies, dedicating their free time to the gym instead.
With so many beautiful women in showbiz it can become difficult to know which one is your favourite, but hopefully this list will shed some extra light on your options. Sure, there might be some celebs that only wear workout clothes to show off their curves, but most of them actually use them for physical activity.
15. Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Cuoco is an actress that most of us have grown up watching on TV. Although some might believe that she started acting on the set of 8 Simple Rules, this couldn’t be more wrong. Cuoco has actually been acting since she was 6 years old, appearing in movies such as Quicksand: No Escape, and TV series such as Ellen as well as countless commercials. Cuoco was basically born on set and has not stopped acting since she first set foot in the field.
Cuoco has recently gained more popularity by playing the role of Penny Hofstadter on the famous TV series The Big Bang Theory. Her fun, bubbly personality is what got her considered for the role, but her amazing ability to play the classic dumb blonde is what locked it in. Cuoco works very hard to preserve her toned body, which is why it was a no-brainer to put her on this list.
14. Bella Thorne
If the name Bella Thorne doesn’t mean anything to you it’s probably just because you haven’t recognized her yet. Thorne is a 19-year-old actress who started off her career by joining in on Family Channel fun, but has managed to land small roles in hit TV shows like Entourage, CSI and The O.C. Now that she is growing up quite nicely, she has become known worldwide and will be playing the role of Belle in Amityville: The Awakening.
Thorne has also acted alongside Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in the movie Blended, playing the role of Hilary. Although Thorne is well known for her signature red hair, she is actually a natural blonde who dyes it to maintain her image. Thorne has grown into a beautiful young woman who is clearly putting herself to work. Thorne looks amazing in her workout gear and it really isn’t hard to see why. You can expect to see more from this young lady as she has already been cast in over 9 productions for the following two years.
13. Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner might be the only person in the Kardashian/Jenner clan to have remained completely natural, but then again, we can’t be too sure. Jenner is a natural beauty who has outshone her sisters and really made a name for herself. She first hit the big screen when she was only 11 years old, co-staring in her family’s RealityTV series Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Jenner is one of the tallest members in her family and has not let it go to waste. The young celebrity started modelling back in 2010 and has now become one of the top-earning models in the world.
Jenner has clearly made it a point to take care of her well-toned body, especially now that she has become a Victoria’s Secret Model. Jenner has also modelled for Calvin Klein and has shared the runway with many successful models like Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss.
Rihanna has been at the top of the charts ever since she released her first single, Pon de Replay, back in 2005. Since then the singer has become one of the most iconic stars in Hollywood, releasing multiple records and quickly climbing up the stardom ladder. The name Rihanna has become well known throughout the world and is associated with massive amounts of success. The Barbadian pop star has one of the most distinctive voices in the world, which she has proudly belted-out on many different occasions.
Some would say that Rihanna is the full package; she has beauty, smarts, talent and an uplifting personality. In 2012, Rihanna dropped her grammy-winning album Unapologetic, which put her at the top of the charts once again. The sky seems to be the limit for this gorgeous babe, who has time and time again stunned the public with her sultry figure.
11. Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid is a supermodel who has been modelling ever since she was 2 years old. When she was an infant, she was discovered by Paul Mariano, who asked her mother if she could become a Baby Guess model. Hadid eventually grew up into a flawless young lady, deciding to pick up where she left off with Guess when she finished her studies. In 2012, Hadid became the face behind the Guess campaign, where she gained further attention from modelling scouts. She is now one of the most successful models in the world, having worked closely with designers like Marc Jacobs and Micheal Kors.
To stay in shape, Hadid hits the gym and works out on the daily. Despite having a beautiful face, gorgeous locks and a slim body, Hadid’s biggest attribute is her rock-hard abs. To keep in shape, Hadid focuses her energy on boxing, biking and an intense amount of abdominal core exercises.
10. Katy Perry
Believe it or not, Katy Perry was actually raised in an extremely religious family. The pop star started off singing in church and was signed to a Christian record label before finally getting recognized in 2005. Perry’s overnight success happened when she dropped her album One of the Boys, releasing her controversial song I Kissed A Girl, and turning her into the star we know today. The talented celeb then released her album Teenage Dreams, which won her many different awards.
Afterwards, Perry became a huge pop star and somewhat of a sex symbol. Her black hair, blue eyes and killer body have gotten her nominated as one of the hottest women in the world, even getting ranked number one on Maxim‘s Hot 100 Women list back in 2010. In 2015, Perry became the ambassador for Adidas, showing off her abs and lean figure while clad in sportswear on many different accounts.
9. Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner is a 19-year-old celebrity who has managed to build her fame off her good looks and stellar physique. Some might argue that her good looks are simply a product of plastic surgery, money, and fame— and they would be absolutely right, but sadly one cannot discredit someone for having had work done to their face. If we could, the majority of celebrities would be considered ugly, which would confuse all the high maintenance girls from around the world.
Jenner might be young and somewhat ridiculous, but you can’t deny the fact that she has a large influence over girls from around the world. She has even dabbled in business and successfully launched her cosmetic brand, Kylie Cosmetics, selling a Lip Kit that has brought in millions. When it comes to wearing workout clothes, you can’t deny the fact that Jenner looks good, but whether or not she actually works out in them is a question we will never have the answer to; then again, judging by her killer body, the answer is likely a “yes”.
8. Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner is an actress most known for her role of Sansa Stark on HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones. Turner started filming for the series back in 2011, managing to keep her spot on the show even though many have been killed off unexpectedly. Turner has grown up before our eyes, transforming into a very beautiful young lady who also dyes her hair from blonde to auburn to maintain appearances. In 2016, Turner played the role of Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, which helped her acquire an even larger fan base.
Turner is an English actress born in Northampton. She has been taking acting lessons since she was 3 years old and was encouraged by her acting coach to audition for the role of Sansa Stark when she was only 13 years old. Turner has currently been cast in 3 other productions which will be coming out in 2017.
7. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is one of the longest-standing celebrities of all time, and she is still performing today. Although most of us would consider J.Lo to be a singer, she is actually gifted in acting and dancing as well. Lopez started off her career by acting in the Fox comedy In Living Color back in 1990, but she never let her love for dancing and singing go to waste. She practiced whenever she had some spare time, eventually dancing for singer Janet Jackson. Lopez became world famous when she portrayed Selena Quintanilla Perez in the movie Selena.
Soon after her acting career began to take off, Lopez started working on her musical career. In 1999, she released her first album On The 6, which sold millions of copies and went platinum 6 times. Lopez, aka Jenny from the Block, is still considered one of the hottest women in the world today, despite being well into her forties. She has worked hard to keep her body in shape, and it is clearly working.
Beyonce has recently launched her new fashion line, Ivy Park, which revolves around workout clothing. Instead of hiring models to wear her workout apparel, she has decided to rock her gear on her own, which is not a bad idea considering how gorgeous she is. Beyonce might have the voice of an angel, but that is not the only reason she has become so successful; her physique, beauty, stamina and intelligence have also helped her become one of the most praised stars of all time.
In an interview with ELLE, Beyonce explained how she wants her new clothing line to help women become more in-tune with their bodies. Since Beyonce has always kept in shape through dance, exercise and dietary regimens, she felt that starting her own workout clothing line would help other women do the same. Beyonce’s new line of athleisure fashion, Ivy Park, will hopefully influence women all around the world to stay in shape and fight for their goals.
5. Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian has gone through an amazing transformation over the past few years. Starting off as the ugly duckling in her family, Khloe worked her butt off, shedding major pounds and completely reshaping her body. Her body, however, was not the only thing that changed; her nose, lips and who-knows-what else were surgically modified. Sure, part of her transformation was owed to plastic surgery, but she did work extremely hard to accomplish the rest, so kudos.
Although it is not quite clear exactly what this Kardashian does to acquire so much fame (except maybe having been married to Lamar Odom), she has put in countless hours towards her physique, therefore she deserves a place on this list. In this picture, Khloe is dressed in workout gear, and she looks super hot. Yes, she’s wearing way too much makeup to ever actually work out in, but she’s looking fine!
4. Jessica Alba
I don’t know about you, but Jessica Alba has always been at the top of my list. She’s beautiful, classy, intelligent, and to top it all off, she’s a great actress. Throughout her career, Alba has always managed to maintain an extraordinary physique— even after having had two children. She’s dedicated a massive amount of time to taking care of herself and it has definitely paid off. Alba has been ranked as one of the sexiest women in showbiz time and time again, but hasn’t made the charts in a while since she hasn’t been playing as many roles as she used to; she instead has been focusing on her business The Honest Company.
Many women aspire to have Alba’s physique, even going as far as inventing workout plans called “Alba Abs”, and spending long hours at the gym trying to mirror her toned body. Truth is, if you want to have the same body as Alba, you need to prepare yourself for a world of pain, because those abs don’t come easy.
3. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is an American singer and actress who has come a long way from owing her career to the Family Channel. At 24 years old, Lovato has become a well-known celebrity, especially since releasing her second album Here We Go Again back in 2009. Lovato’s road to fame has not been an easy one, however, and she has struggled with bulimia, anorexia and bipolar disorder all while trying to maintain a healthy public image. After seeking help for her mental and physical issues in 2010, the celebrity came back stronger than ever, releasing another album called Unbroken, which featured her hit song Skyscraper.
Since then, Lovato has acted in Glee, Dancing With The Stars and RuPaul’s Drag Race, which definitely helped her make a comeback. What really helped Lovato get back on top was her strict diet and workout regimen. This diet allowed her to lose over 30 pounds, regain her confidence and love herself again. In the picture above, we see a happy Lovato showing off her new and improved curves. You go, girl!
2. Julianne Hough
If you don’t know who Julianne Hough is, chances are you don’t know much about the dancing world. Hough is a renowned dancer who has been training since she was a young child, and she has the body to show for it. When Hough was only 15 years old, she won the Junior World Latin and International Latin Youth Championships, which helped her acquire some fame. Dancing isn’t the end of the road for this young celebrity, however, and she has also tackled a career in Country singing as well as acting.
Hough got her first taste of acting back in 2001, when she was cast as a Hogwarts student in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, but she has since then acted in Footloose, Rock of Ages and she’s been featured repeatedly in the competitive reality TV series Dancing with the Stars. Since Hough is still an avid dancer, it comes as no surprise that she still works out on the regular. Her dancer’s body has gotten her recognized as one of the most fit and beautiful women in the world.
1. Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian is the oldest child of the ‘Kardashian clan’, and some could even argue that she is the wisest too. You see, Kourtney doesn’t receive as much media attention as her younger sisters do, and she’s cool with it. In fact, she prefers it that way. Kourtney has been a mom since she was 30 years old, which has clearly helped her differentiate herself from her sisters. After having 3 children, Kourtney has managed to keep her body in shape despite going through hard times with her children’s father, Scott Disick.
Kourtney has made a living off of playing in her family’s reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and has recently become the show’s executive producer. At 37 years old, the oldest Kardashian has managed to keep her body in top shape, which you can clearly see from the photo above.