When it comes to posting photos to Instagram, there are a few guidelines that you need to follow. One of which is the fact that you are not allowed to post anything too explicit, meaning that you can forgo wearing clothes, but you better make sure things are censored or covered up by some other means.
The 16 women below have taken full advantage of Instagram's more lax rules in regards to the amount of skin they reveal in their posts. We've tracked down 16 of their hottest photos from when they decided to forget some clothes but remembered their camera. Of course, we've included the famous Kim K Instagram selfie, but you'd be fooling yourself if you think that was the sexiest Instagram post of all time.
These women are ranked by their amount of followers, meaning you may find some new celebrity crushes for our lesser-known entries or be amazed at just how many people care about what Demi Lovato, Cara Delevingne, or Emily Ratajkowski are up to!
16 Maitland Ward - 68,600 Followers
Are you ready for some good ol' fashioned nostalgia to go with your dose of sex appeal? Maitland Ward may not look recognizable in the above photo, but she played Rachel in the fantastic series Boy Meets World. Ward absolutely loves Instagram and her 68,000+ followers definitely love her too. As you can tell from the caption in the above photo, Instagram had allegedly deleted her previous post for showing off too much skin. This is definitely a problem that Ward has to keep in mind, even if she still very clearly does not wear a bra (much less clothing) in most of her photos.
At least in the above photo she had the good sense of having a Panda bear head on hand to help reduce the level of visible skin!
15 Adrianne Curry - 121,000 Followers
While we are not too sure who the gentleman is beside her in the photo, if he's spending his Sunday in bed with Adrianne Curry, he's probably having himself a pretty nice time. Curry is an accomplished model whose fame grew tremendously after winning the first ever season of America's Next Top Model in 2003. Curry is also a self-professed geek, and in 2014 was named as one of the most popular cosplayers in the world.
Curry also had a prominent wedding with Christopher Knight, best known as Peter Brady from The Brady Bunch, but the two filed for divorce in 2011. Part of the reason for the divorce may have been the fact that there was a 24 year age gap between them. If you think that's outrageous, keep reading below and you'll come across Courtney Stodden who has a 34 year age cap with her husband.
While not on Instagram, Curry also took to Twitter in 2009 to share a naked photo of herself with the caption "Jumping into shower. going to spend my afternoon playing World of Warcraft butt naked&stoned. Perfect Sunday!"
14 Courtney Stodden - 171,000 Followers
When Courtney Stodden went out with her husband to celebrate her 21st birthday in 2015, headlines were made when her boobs decided they would rather not stay in her dress. Mind you, her husband Doug Hutchinson is 55 years old.
So when her 22nd birthday rolled around this year, she clearly had the brilliant idea of getting her drink on at home. For Stodden that doesn't mean the clothes are staying on though, quite the opposite as she posted the above photo along with the caption "Drunk birthday."
This is far from the only time Stodden has gotten undressed on Instagram. She was one of the several celebrities who decided to also bare it all in support of Kim Kardashian's infamous selfie. Stodden has also posted a photo of her in the shower including the caption "Shy in the shower."
Something tells me we have a different definition of shy.
13 Joanna Krupa - 857,000 Followers
The above photo of Joanna Krupa may not be the most popular photo on the internet, but by no means does that make it any less alluring! Krupa is one of the most successful models of all time, and clearly, at age 37, she is still looking absolutely beautiful. The photo was clearly meant to be inspirational as she included several positive hashtags like #allnatural, #saynotohate and #confidence.
Krupa has plenty to be confident about, including the fact that she recently started modeling for the lingerie company Esotiq. She was clearly happy with the results of the first post because 1 week later she posted a 12-second video of her from the side as she stands completely bare and looking over the balcony!
12 Chanel Iman - 1.2 Million Followers
Chanel Iman is a professional model who has done some work with Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition, but sadly her 1.2 million followers pales in comparison to the 8.6 million people that follow fellow SI Model Chrissy Teigen, who also earned a spot on our list. But we're sure if she ever feels too badly about herself, Iman has plenty of admirers to help make her feel better. Especially when you get to take amazing photos like the above one where the photographer decided "Hey, you know that swimsuit top looks nice on you, but wouldn't it look even nicer if it was, you know...off?"
Iman was named as one of the top models of the 2000 decade by Vogue Paris and has also spent some time working as a Victoria's Secret Angel. Iman is only 25 years old, so you can imagine her modeling career still has plenty of legs left in it!
11 Charlie XCX - 1.8 Million Followers
Charlie XCX may be known for her music, but if she keeps posting photos like that, it may not be long before people start knowing her as Charlie XXX! Despite having a body that looks like she is always working out, that is far from the lifestyle for Charlie, who said "I mean I like curves, and I don’t really watch my weight too much, I’m into the gym but more for the outfits'...[and] When I say "into the gym" [I mean] I went to the gym for the first time last night, and I was way more into what I was wearing than what I was actually doing."
While we are sure she looks beautiful in her gym clothes, we're sure you were also pretty pleased to see how she looks without them on too!
10 Ariel Winter - 2.5 Million Followers
Ariel Winter may be the youngest person on our list at 18 years old, but by no means does that mean she is not one of the most beautiful! The above photo of Ariel Winter in a bubble bath was allegedly for a scene in her upcoming movie Dog Years, which probably just sold a lot more tickets at the box office!
Winter has come a long way in terms of her body confidence, saying "It’s really taken me years to be able to get to a place where I’m OK with it. I’d read the negative comments and think to myself, well maybe if I just change [this one thing] people will like me. Now I post a photo and I don’t care. If somebody doesn’t like what I’m doing, you can unfollow me. I like the way I look, I posted it for a purpose. If you don’t like the way I look, then I’m sorry."
We can imagine her 2.5 million followers on Facebook were pretty ecstatic at her decision to embrace her body.
9 Christina Aguilera - 3.2 Million Followers
While the above photo may not have the best lighting in the world, at the very least we got to check out a seriously impressive looking counter top in Christina Aguilera's house! We aren't too sure whether it's a body part, or something in her personal life that she is referring to in her caption "Just so you know with me, it's all real, all the time. Felt like it was time to start sharing some personal stuff with you guys....And it's just the beginning. Night night X."
While that caption makes it seem like she would also be planning to share more revealing photos in the near future, sadly for her fans that was not the case. We guess she's just decided to not have her camera handy when she's explored her "dirrty" side.
8 Chrissy Teigen - 8.6 Million Followers
Chrissy Teigen has had some experience appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, so you definitely know she's used to showing off some skin, but even those photos don't compare to the racy nature of the above photo.
Teigen uploaded the image to her Instagram earlier in October and as you can read in the caption, it was done as a birthday shoutout to a celebrity publicist (and close friend) Marisa Martins. You can imagine the photo definitely got her attention!
This was also the first time the world got to see a naked Teigen after she gave birth to her and husband's (musician John Legend) son 6 months ago. When talking about her confidence levels after giving birth, Teigen recently said "Every shoot I have right now, I still request like all one-pieces please or anything high waisted, I'm still definitely not comfortable. I think I'm fine in clothes. But am I comfortable naked or in a bikini? Not exactly yet."
Looks like that opinion has changed!
7 Emily Ratajkowski - 8.7 Million Followers
Emily Ratajkowski is plenty confident in her body and if you have any doubt of that, take one look at her Instagram in which she is constantly stripping off copious amounts of clothing. When talking about what her ideal world would be, Ratajkowski said, "Where women could dress sexually casually and it wouldn't even be something that anyone would notice. For me, that's something I've lived by. I don't wear a bra all the time, and I don't think about it."
We are sure she posts plenty of photos that leave her fans thinking about them!
The above photo was taken as part of a photoshoot for Harpers Bazaar, but it was not the last time Ratajkowski has bared it all. Ratajkowski was one of the most outspoken celebrities about supporting Kim Kardashian after her famous Instagram photo (which appears later in the list). Below we'll also cover her comments (and of course the photo!) of when Ratajkowski and Kardashian decided to strip off their clothes together.
6 Candice Swanepoel - 9.8 Million Followers
I'm going to be completely honest with you, if I was told to try and stay upright on a horse, we probably wouldn't have a very good time. Combining horse riding and nudity is a recipe for disaster for 99.9% of us. But for Candice Swanepoel, she makes it look natural as she has a huge smile on her face in the above photo that was posted to her Instagram earlier this year. She has clearly had a busy year as she also gave birth to her first child, a son, on October 5th 2016.
Swanepoel is clearly absolutely gorgeous and along with working for several modeling companies (including as a Victoria's Secret Angel) has had no shortage of accolades; including earning the Number 1 spot in FHM's 2014 edition of their "100 Sexiest Women in the World."
5 Miranda Kerr - 10.1 Million Followers
When you are one of the most successful models of all time, we are pretty sure nobody is going to question you too hard if you indulge in a cheat meal once in a while. Miranda Kerr elected to leave her clothing to the side in exchange for a napkin and couch cushion as she chowed down on what looks to be a delicious meal. But as much attention as her good looks get, Kerr's personal life also warrants plenty of discussion. Previously being married to Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr is recently engaged to Evan Spiegel who is the co-founder/CEO of Snapchat. When talking about how he proposed, Kerr said “'Miranda, I'm telling you now, this is the first and last time I’m going to kneel down in front of you.' I was terribly nervous and emotional, trembling with happiness...'I cannot live another day without being your husband; please say yes')." They are scheduled to get married in 2017.
4 Cara Delevingne - 34.7 Million Followers
With close to 35 million viewers on her Instagram, you can imagine plenty of people were left stunned at the racy photo that Delevingne posted to Instagram a little over a year ago. The photo was taken by fellow model Kate Moss, and along with the above photo Delevingne also posted a revealing photo of Moss who was donned in a black bra, black underwear, and black tights. The above photo of Delevingne may be even more risque though, as she clearly has no shame in proving that she is a superwoman. We'll just also have to give her credit for the strategically placed star censored tag!
The two models met when they were working together on a campaign for Burberry. When talking about the chance to work with Moss, Delevingne said "Kate Moss, I just knew exactly who she was. She was the face, she was the icon."
3 Demi Lovato - 48.7 Million Followers
When Demi Lovato was trying to decide on how to promote her latest song "Body Say" this past July, she elected to pose naked for a bunch of photos and post them on Instagram. Hard to argue with her there as all the photos gained a great deal of attention, including the above one being liked over 674,000 times and garnering over 6,000 comments (all of which we are sure are clean and not at all gross and creepy!).
You can imagine her recent ex-boyfriend at the time, Wilmer Valderrama, was probably less of a fan of seeing the photos on social media! When talking about her decision to write the song, Lovato said, "As I got older I realized I hadn’t done a lot of writing about sex, and the cover [of the single] I realized I wanted it to correlate with the song and obviously I think it did the job.”
There definitely won't be anybody out there questioning her sex appeal!
2 Kim Kardashian - 85.8 Million Followers
It was back in March when Kim Kardashian decided to do her best attempt at "breaking the internet." Sure, the photo had the strategically placed black bars across her chest and privates, but there is no photo on this list that got more attention and thus is deserving of our number one spot, at least for an individual photo. Not only did the original photo get liked nearly 2 million times, but Kardashian's photo also led to several other prominent celebrities to take to social media without clothes. Courtney Stodden and Emily Ratajkowski both made our list and also took off their clothes and added captions similar to "What to wear?"
Sharon Osbourne, Ellen DeGeneres (more humorously) and comedic personality The Fat Jew, are 3 other celebrities who decided to bare it all after being inspired by Kim.
1 Emily/Kim 2
When you consider that both Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski are on our list, how can the photo of the two of them not be our number 1 entry? The photo was posted on Ratajkowski's Instagram and while it did not garner as much attention as the original Kim K one, it definitely made an impact.
When talking about her love of expressing her body, as well as how the photo came about, Ratajkowski said "A selfie is a sort of interesting way to reclaim the gaze, right? You're looking at yourself and taking a photo while looking at everyone. But also who cares? Kim's allowed to do what she wants. So I issued a series of tweets; she sent me flowers, thanking me, which was very sweet. We ended up running into each other and had this idea to take a similar selfie with our middle fingers up."
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