With the year coming to an end, people are already looking forward to what can be expected for 2017. From new seasons of their favorite television shows to upcoming films set to be released after the new year, it’s easy to have high hopes for what the future will bring. It seems that even celebrities are looking forward to what 2017 will bring, especially since it can mean the next big role is around the corner or they can finally stage that comeback to get back into the good graces of the public. While it’s easy to look on the bright side for the future, it’s also important to look fondly on what 2016 has brought to the table.
From some great new TV series to some memorable big screen films, 2016 has had some pretty great moments. The most recent news surrounding the entertainment industry has been filled with heartbreak since the world has lost so many well-known and beloved celebrities. In fact, the Internet has been filled with a number of memorial memes and posts. It’s incredible how many celebrity deaths have occurred in 2016, from Prince and David Bowie to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. While it’s definitely heartbreaking to see the world lose so many talented and beloved celebrities, there are some other aspects of 2016 that can help to bring a smile to your face so you can move on to 2017 with a hopeful grin. Check out our list of the 15 best bodies of 2016 and see how some of your favorite celebs have been able to transform or maintain their physiques to keep the world fascinated by their stellar bodies throughout the year.
15. Halle Berry
Halle Berry has always been thought of as a celebrity that has it all in the looks department. From starring topless in Swordfish to baring it all in Monster’s Ball, the world has known for some time that Berry is practically perfect in every way. Yet, time waits for no woman and it’s been some time since Berry walked the beach as a Bond girl or donned a leather skintight suit as Catwoman. Proving that she still has the body that can make men drool, Berry was seen in more than a few bikinis throughout 2016. One of her bikini ensembles created some buzz when she posted the photo to her Instagram page. In August 2016, Berry could be seen posing on the beach in a black bikini with a trendy cutout design. With her arms above her head, it was the perfect way to show off her expertly sculpted abs and lean physique. It definitely wasn’t too bad for a mother and woman of a particular age. It showed her fans that she still had what it took to be considered one of the hottest leading ladies in Hollywood.
14. Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner is a celebrity that has received a number of criticisms throughout her life in the public eye. At first, people were criticizing her for not growing up fast enough and maintaining a baby-faced look while her sister was already on her way to becoming a supermodel. Yet, once she began dabbling in plastic surgery, she was again criticized for looking too fake. Whatever the case, many have thought it was money well spent since she was able to plump up her extremely thin lips and get a few curves where she was lacking in her younger years. Whether you agree with it or not, the fact of the matter is that Kylie took 2016 by storm. From the throngs of followers on her social media sites to selling out her lip gloss line, Kylie was a definite staple in the limelight in 2016. This particular photo was just one of many selfie shots she posted online. In June 2016, she was showing off yet another hairstyle, and of course, her bikini body.
13. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato has always promoted a positive body image and has continuously been outspoken about being anti-Photoshop. In October 2015, Lovato infamously posed for Vanity Fair without any clothes, makeup or retouching. She wanted to show just how sexy a woman can be when they show off their natural curves and don’t conform to the impossible standards set forth by Hollywood. In 2016, Lovato continued to prove that she still had the same beautiful body that didn’t need any retouching. In January 2016, Lovato posed for Allure magazine in a sexy ensemble that was reminiscent of a ‘50s pinup girl with a contemporary twist. Prior to the magazine’s publication, Lovato took to social media and posted a photo of her ensemble behind-the-scenes at the photo shoot. Proving that she looked just as good without all of the magazine retouching, her followers gawked at just how great Lovato looks in front of or behind the camera.
12. Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian was once thought of as the overweight Kardashian sister and arguably the least attractive of the entire Kardashian gang. Yet, 2016 was definitely her coming out year. After all the turmoil regarding Lamar Odom and his near-fatal overdose at the Love Ranch brothel, people wondered how she would bounce back in true Kardashian fashion. Obviously, she felt that the best revenge was to look the absolute best. She was often photographed going in and out of the gym, frequenting hot night clubs and showing off her amazing body whenever possible. Apparently, it wasn’t just the general public that has taken notice of her transformation since she’s been busy promoting her new upcoming series, Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian. While this isn’t the first time she’s branched off on her own, this new E! series is slated to be hugely popular with audiences. It will show Khloe in some super sexy workout ensembles and it will also inevitably tug on a few heartstrings with the transformation of regular people trying to look their ultimate best.
11. Scott Eastwood
When the world first became acquainted with Scott Eastwood, they couldn’t believe how much he resembled his famous father, Clint Eastwood. Yet, he’s been able to branch out from beneath his father’s shadow. From his role in Taylor Swift’s music video, “Wildest Dream,” to his various roles on the big screen, he has become more than just another celebrity kid. While Eastwood was filming The Fate of the Furious (the 8th installment in The Fast and the Furious film series), he took a break to catch a few waves at the beach. Photos of him in July 2016 in Miami made women (and a few men) sit up and take notice. While many of his film portrayals in recent years have been more of a supporting role rather than as the leading man, these photos proved that he is definitely worthy of being considered a leading man. He already has two films slated to be released in 2017 and 2018. Perhaps it was a glimpse of these shirtless photos that helped filmmakers to see the true potential of Eastwood for upcoming films.
10. Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum has long been known as one of the most beautiful women in the world and seeing her on shows like Project Runway and America’s Got Talent has only proven that she has an incredibly likable personality to go with her jaw-dropping beauty. Over the years, she’s been photographed on numerous occasions because of her openness regarding nudity. She’s often been caught topless by the paparazzi and has even posted nude photos of herself on social media. In 2016, she’s continued this theme by showing off her ultra-toned physique in various locales around the world. In May 2016, the paparazzi caught Klum in St. Tropez with Vito Schnabel. She was, of course, topless and photos of their excursion showed up online. Showing off her incredible physique, the public saw that she still has the supermodel body even if she’s competing with girls far younger than herself on the red carpet and the fashion runway.
9. Emma Roberts
When Emma Roberts was first introduced to audiences, people couldn’t help but compare her to her more famous relatives. Yet, people quickly began to differentiate her from her father, Eric Roberts, and her aunt, Julia Roberts. Emma has been able to branch out as her own actress, even if it hasn’t been for the best reasons. Her tumultuous relationship with Evan Peters caused her to gain a reputation for being more than just a tad feisty and the rumors surrounding her diva-like antics behind-the-scenes on American Horror Story gave her another reputation altogether. Yet, it seems like all has been forgiven, moving forward into 2017. She spent 2016 trying to solidify herself as an actress worthy of the big screen and even had her film, Nerve, released to pretty good reviews. She was also photographed numerous times donning some scantily clad ensembles that were definitely favorable. In July 2016, she hit the beach in Miami and was photographed in a hot pink bikini that made people realize just how hot she really is when she’s not portraying the mean girl on TV.
8. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
While every year seems to be the year that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has solidified himself as a major superstar, it’s obvious that his star just continues to rise. This was made evident in 2016 since it featured his second season of the hit HBO series, Ballers, starred him in two blockbuster films that were released to stellar reviews. The Rock was even named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2016. While former celebrities that have coveted this title have been featured more for their facial features, it’s undeniable to see that The Rock’s amazing physique had to have been a factor. Starting off in professional wrestling, The Rock was introduced to audiences with a body that was far better than anyone else in the entertainment industry. His form has only thrived throughout his run in Hollywood and even other actors like Hugh Jackman have reached out to him for help in obtaining the best physique possible. This was the year that let the world know that The Rock is more than just a former wrestler who happened to get a few roles in B flick films. He is officially a superstar that deserves recognition, with high hopes for 2017.
7. Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid has made quite a name for herself in the modeling world and has become a huge celebrity figure over the years. Perhaps it’s because of her famous mother, Yolanda Foster, or perhaps it’s because of her ever-famous roster of celebrity friends and romantic relationships. Yet, it’s probably a combination of that and her stellar good looks. It has seemed that her experience in the modeling world has started to increase her career opportunities and modeling skill, which has become evident in 2016. She walked in numerous fashion shows all over the world, starred in some lucrative endorsement deals and stunned people on the red carpet. Yet, it was her French magazine spread for Vogue magazine in March 2016 that truly showed off her stellar physique. It was shot in black and white and portrayed Gigi on a simplistic block platform that made her look almost like a statue herself. Obviously, she has looked stunning with her couture ensembles but it’s when she’s posed absolutely nude that really showed off her bangin’ body.
6. Miranda Kerr
When the news broke that Miranda Kerr was in the midst of divorce proceedings from her husband, Orlando Bloom, people couldn’t believe how someone as beautiful as her would be single again. The couple has been really open about how they were making a conscious effort to remain friendly in an effort to normalize regular life for their child. Yet, the real question people were asking themselves was how long Kerr would stay on the market. Not surprisingly, it didn’t take long for Kerr to meet the next man in her life. In fact, Kerr was photographed frolicking in July 2016 on the beach in a skimpy black swimsuit and the photos went viral. Within just a few days, her then-boyfriend, Evan Spiegel, proposed. Spiegel may not be known by the general public the way Miranda Kerr is, but he’s the founder of Snapchat and a millionaire so he probably doesn’t care about what other people think about him. This was definitely emphasized since he nabbed the beautiful Miranda Kerr on his arm.
5. Kendall Jenner
While her sister, Kylie, has slowly but surely started a transformation to look much more like her Kardashian half-sisters, Kendall has stayed true to her natural look over the years. She has the perfect build for a supermodel and has quickly made a name for herself in the world of fashion. The year of 2016 has been hugely successful for her, which has included a number of international brand endorsements. When she walked the runway for the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, she received rave reviews. However, there were a few critics that felt that Victoria’s Secret went against their own rules since they allowed Kendall to walk down the runway donning wings. Typically, models aren’t allowed to walk with wings unless they have the full-on status of being a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Obviously, the rules are becoming a bit relaxed since they allowed both Kendall and Gigi Hadid to walk the runway donning a pair of wings. Whatever the case, Kendall looked absolutely stunning, like she has all year long.
4. Bella Hadid
When Bella Hadid was first introduced to audiences, she was just the younger sister of her supermodel sister, Gigi. She was barely even shown on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when her mother, Yolanda Foster, was featured and people wondered whether or not she even had the look of a model. Yet, there was obviously some enhancements done to Bella since tabloids have gone out of their way to show before and after photos of the burgeoning supermodel. In the meantime, many people think of it as money well spent because she has become equally as acclaimed as her sister. While there have been numerous fashion shows and even music videos that have shown the world that Bella is a definite force to be reckoned with, the true coming out moment for her 2016 body was at Cannes. Her appearance at Cannes 2016 was jaw dropping due to her ultra sexy red ensemble. As if the backless dress with a bright red tone wasn’t striking enough, the slit was so far up that it made anything J. Lo has worn seem somewhat tame.
3. Chrissy Teigen
When Chrissy Teigen showed off her baby bump on the red carpet, people wondered whether or not she would ever be able to bounce back to the swimsuit-ready supermodel she was prior to becoming a new mom. Yet, she proved that even having a child couldn’t put her into a pair of mom jeans. She was seen stepping out with her husband, John Legend, just 10 days after giving birth and she looked absolutely stunning. She definitely received some criticism since there were some that thought that 10 days was simply too soon to leave the house after having a baby. Yet, there were others that commended her amazing figure and the fact that she was taking some time away to have a much-needed date night with her husband. In an effort to shut all of her naysayers down, she posed for the 2016 Swimsuit Edition for Sports Illustrated. It wasn’t the first time the supermodel had posed for this prestigious cover but it was the first time she’d posed for it after having a baby.
2. Alessandra Ambrosio
Victoria’s Secret has continuously had to evolve the models in their roster over the years, especially since some supermodels like Gisele Bundchen no longer pose for the magazine. New models are added every year or so and there have been some celebrity models that have been added to the roster when their yearly fashion show comes around. The newly televised Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has become a huge event in recent years and have highlighted the models that everyone has come to recognize. While the newbies come and go, there are some that are classic to the brand. Alessandra Ambrosio is a model that is known for being one of the classic Victoria’s Secret Angels and proved her seniority status was well-warranted at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. While each of her looks were jaw-dropping, it was the Black Swan look that truly had tongues wagging. While she may have once only been known to those perusing the catalog, her reputation has since preceded her and she has had a major coming out moment throughout 2016.
1. Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima is the longest-running model for Victoria’s Secret. Her walk down the runway at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was her 17th time for the brand and she has quickly become a favorite by fans and novices to the brand alike. While many have tuned into the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show just for the celebrity additions and the musical performances, others are tuning in just to see Adriana Lima and her phenomenal physique on the catwalk. She has the kind of beauty that doesn’t seem to age and 2016 only helped to prove that point. She has gained a huge following on social media and has started to become far more well-known due to her lasting status as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She showed incredible personality on the catwalk, just like in her social media posts. While other models only post their touched up photos from published photo shoots, Lima has let her natural beauty shine through various posts and photos.