In most instances, celebrity nude photo leaks are a means to an end. An uncomplicated strategy used to rile up cyber space or "break the internet", as they say. The purpose? Mainly promotion. Or simply to maintain relevancy. Just weeks before Jennifer Lawrence's Hunger Games: Mocking Jay, and Serena were released, nude photos of the starlet conveniently mysteriously appeared on the web. Just in time to keep Jlaw's name saturated in the media for the film releases. For others it sometimes does seem like hackers might have been involved.
A good example would be Meagan Good, who's topless Skype session with husband DeVon Franklin was suddenly made public for no apparent reason other than a likely hacking. Meagan had no upcoming film releases or anything else to promote at the time. Many celebs who claim to be victims of a hacking threaten to take severe legal action against the perpetrators by involving the FBI, but that never actually materializes...for some reason.
Unfortunately for our lady readers, there aren't very many tasteful male celeb nudes out there to include on the list. Below is a list of 10 celebrities that will send you on a cyber scavenger hunt for their nudes.
10 Kim Kardashian
In at number 10 is the unabashed, attention loving Kim Kardashian. With a body like Kim's, natural or not, you'd expect her to rank a lot higher than 10th place, but because we've all become so familiar with every dangerous curve on the reality star, thanks to a certain sex tape and numerous nude magazine spreads, it's not really news anymore when her private nudes leak. We really wouldn't be surprised if Kim was the one leaking her own nudes out of boredom and frustration for now having to share the limelight with much younger sister Kylie.
9 Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens' nudes leaked for the first time when she was a minor in 2007. The then 17 year old High School Musical actress's squeaky clean Disney image was instantly tarnished, forcing her to release this statement; "I want to apologize to my fans, whose support and trust means the world to me. I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos." At the time, leaked nudes were very uncommon because viral inducing social media outlets like Twitter and Instagram wouldn't exist for 2-3 more years. Vanessa has had two additional nude leaks since, in 2009 and 2014, and we must say, they've gotten more and more scandalous each time.
8 Chris Brown
As unlikable as the R&b singer is, we hate to admit how impressive Chris brown's nudes are. One time fling and ex-adult entertainment star, Kagney Linn Karter allegedly leaked the full frontal of Chris using Twitter to fully expose him, and also claims that the star hired her as an escort for an impressive $2500. Although we would all like to believe this story is nothing but the truth, Chris denies ever having met the young woman. Her twitter account was suspended shortly afterwards.
7 Christina Hendricks
Beautifully voluptuous Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks, has famously declared that she would never accept a role that calls for any nudity, thanks to her values and her desire to be taken seriously. Ironically though, a short year later, private photos of the serious actress posing seductively and baring her 32F breasts were leaked. One of the bustiest women in Hollywood, Christina admits to getting a little offended when asked if her natural breasts are implants. Could we blame people for wondering?
6 Meagan Good
In addition to some nude selfies, photos of a topless Meagan Good in the middle of a steamy Skype session with pastor husband DeVon Franklin, made the rounds last year. At the time, numerous other famous women were the victims of a nude photo hacking, including Hollywood beauties like Gabrielle union, Kate Upton, Vanessa Hudgens and Jennifer Lawrence. The 33 year old took to her Instagram and said,"I’m definitely in shock, Saddened for everyone who is experiencing this. But I choose not to give the persons responsible my power."
Longtime girlfriend of P.Diddy Combs and singer Cassie's nudes leaked back in 2009, revealing some very interesting and painful looking body piercings. In one picture, Cassie leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination, posing spread eagle while someone else took the shot (we wonder who had the honors). In an interview with radio personality JoJo Wright, Cassie admits to having taken the naughty pics for none other than her boyfriend, and storing them in her gmail account, which she maintains was broken into by hackers.
4 Scarlett Johansson
Before shooting a nude scene in the movie Under The Skin, Scarlett Johansonn took some personal nude photos with the intention of sending them to her husband at the time, Ryan Reynolds. The curvaceous blonde identified her hacker as Christopher Chaney, who plead guilty to all charges back in 2011, and also admitted to hacking into the private accounts of several other female stars. In an exclusive interview, the creepy hacker bizarrely admits, "It started as a curiosity and it turned into just being addicted to seeing the behind-the-scenes of what’s going on with these people you see on the big screen every day. I was almost relieved months ago when [authorities] came and took the computer and told me what was going on, that they knew. I didn't know how to stop doing it myself…. I wasn't attempting to break into emails and get stuff to sell or purposefully put it on the Internet."
3 Jennifer Lawrence
In 2014, just weeks before the release of not one, but two major motion pictures starring Jennifer Lawrence, nude photos of the actress in an obviously intimate and private setting, made their way online. In some of the photos, Jennifer can be seen in shockingly provocative poses with......props. Reports of Jennifer’s camp's planning to take severe legal action against the anonymous perpetrators were everywhere. In her defense, Jennifer was the first of many other female celebrities at around the same time to have their nudes leaked, but for Jlaw, the timing suspiciously coincided with two projects set for release.
2 Romeo Miller
Better known as Lil' Romeo, the former rapper's manhood suspiciously made its way online in 2013, to our pleasant surprise, and confirmed exactly why the rapper-turned-actor decided to drop the Lil'. The very impressive full frontal mirror selfie looks to have been taken for one lucky recipient (we wonder who), who likely turned into the perpetrator when things went sour. The simple do's and don'ts of successfully sending nudes: Do send to someone trustworthy. Don't include your face!
Another naked body most of the world is very familiar with by now, Rihanna has had tons of nudes leak over the years. And each time it feels like Christmas Day! Uh, for her fans, I'm sure. Not one to be restricted by rules, the Bajan beauty made headlines once she quit Instagram when her topless magazine spread was deleted for bearing her nipples. Months later, the singer returned to the social media app but not without pioneering the #freethenipple movement with Scout Willis. It may only be March but who knows, we could wake up tomorrow and it could be Christmas again.