First there was the self-portrait, a project that was undertaken by many admirable men including Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo de Vinci. The urge to immortalize oneself in a photo seems to be an overwhelming one, but one that has been kept in-check through years and years of … well, a lack of technology. Nowadays, the “selfie” has become such a thing that I’ve actually heard my sixty year old father not only uses the word selfie but actually takes a selfie.
I’m hoping beyond hope, however, that he still hasn’t heard about the latest trend: The naked selfie. Of course, celebrities take the lead with this trend, showing off their bodies for adoring fans across the world. Some celebs seem to be addicted to the trend, throwing out numerous pictures of their boobs, butts and what have you, while others are a little more meek, daring to bare only for the briefest of moments.
Whether it’s to encourage publicity, or for the thrill of the reveal (or more than likely: somebody’s egos have yet to be checked), the naked celeb selfies is still a thrill for us onlookers!
10 Alison Pill
The Toronto born actress, well-known for her stint in Scott Pilgrim Versus the World, Alison Pill, accidently uploaded a sexy picture of herself to her own Twitter account, giving us a unusual combination of a naked selfie and a leaked photo. Unfortunately for Alison, such a mistake is quickly picked up by the public and the photo is now floating around for us all the see. Fortunately for Alison Pill, it is a pretty cute photo and there’s nothing too raunchy in it that you wouldn't see on a topless beach anyways!
Rihanna has given us so many naked selfies at this point, that they're not even that shocking anymore. That’s not to say they're not still very fun to look at, particularly if you want to indulge in a little bit of “how the other half lives” mentality. The "S&M", Barbadian born singer is far from shy, and is often seen parading around town in little more than her underwear, so it comes as no surprise that she’s equally unabashed on her Instagram.
8 Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes recently went through a particularly strange episode a few months back, and it’s still not clear if the former child star was suffering from a mental illness or abusing substances. Her erratic behaviour got worse and worse, and she kept a pretty steady documentation of her various exploits. From shaving her head to wearing bad wigs to partying too hard, the girl seemed to be on some kind of trip that no one else was invited on. Often taking a turn for the worse, Bynes got into several very public Twitter fights, calling other celebrities names. I'm not sure if she can really keep up the talk with all the naked photos of her circulating now, but it sure is interesting for us!
7 Lady Gaga
Similar to Rihanna, Lady Gaga's nakedness doesn't really shock us anymore. Lady Gaga, formally known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, has thrilled the world over and over with her various hijinks. From wearing all meat outfits, to having a dancer vomit on her, to wearing all types of insane wigs, Gaga has left us all weirded out for the most part. The NY star, who seems to revel in being a bit risqué, also loves to show off her fabulous figure for all the world to see!
6 Adrianne Curry
Adrianne Curry, is an American reality TV personality and winner of the first cycle of America’s Next Top Model. After marrying and divorcing Christopher Knight (better known to us as Paul Brady from the Brady Bunch), Adrianne Curry’s career in modelling has been her main focus, but she’s also known for her love of fantasy and her racy comic con outfits. The ANTM winner is a big personality on social media sites, and has snapped a few behind the scenes photos of herself getting prepared for shoots.
5 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has made her way to the top after a sex tape with her then-boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007. In the same year, the Kardashian’s were approached about doing a reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, a show that was so successful that the family had more spin-off shows. Kardashian is remembered most for her various physical assets, and in particular her bootylicious butt. Not shy to show off her curves, Kardashian flaunts her in her selfies!
4 Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen made her debut into the world of modelling in 2010 Sports Illustrated. The beautiful swimsuit model is also known for being married to John Legend, and for being named Rookie of the Year in 2010. Part Norwegian, part Thai, Teigen’s naked selfies are a mix between exotic and playful and make for very interesting viewing!
3 Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has had it tough the past few years. From child celebrity to alcohol abuse, Lindsay has been in the spotlight through the good times and the bad. The Parent Trap actress is best known for her red hair and freckles, and has recently landed herself a documentary show with Oprah Winfrey documenting her come back to the world of acting. Lohan is accustomed to the spotlight and is a fan of the selfie, although they’re not always so naked!
2 Courtney Love
Courtney Love is most known for her relationship with Kurt Cobain. The singer’s rock and roll lifestyle is something that has made the news more than once, and lately her out of control lifestyle has been shared all over Twitter for everyone to see. More sloppy than sexy, but nevertheless, fun to watch, Courtney Love flaunts her thin body for the camera!
1 Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj, or Onika Tanya Maraj, is an American singer songwriter, best known for her crazy neon outfits, make-up and shocking hair. Last but not least, Minaj is also very well-known for her more bountiful figure, and her selfies take full advantage of both her crazy style and her full figure to the best of her ability!