17 Times Emily Ratajkowski's Background Was So On Point (We Barely Noticed Her)

Emily Ratajkowski has quickly risen to fame as everyone's favorite bikini clad "IT" girl! Whether it's guys seeing her as wife material, or girls seeing her as #goals, she has captivated millions of people. At 26 years old, Emily is known for her risqué photos, incredibly fit body, and her teeny tiny bikini pictures we all envy!

Not only is Emily known as a model, she is also an extremely passionate activist. She advocates for anything from animals, to her most important cause, women's rights! Her latest goal is to continue pursuing acting. Her roles in Gone Girl, We Are Your Friends, and her latest movie coming out this year, Welcome Home, have become her stepping stone to stardom. Being famous might not always be easy, but one of the perks that come with it is a lot of traveling and vacationing in some of the world's most luxurious places. Below you'll find some of the most luxurious places Emily's fame and fortune have given her the opportunity to travel to.

17 Tuscany, Italy

You would think that this picture was photoshopped but alas, it wasn't. Are you regretting the extra pizza rolls from last night? I am! Emily, 26, stuns us in an adorable bikini while on a boat in Tuscany, Italy. She spent much of her time touring Italy last summer while shooting her upcoming film Welcome Home, starring herself and Aaron Paul.

Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of strapless pieces but I'm pretty much a huge fan of anything Emily Ratajkowski does, wears, or says. Aside from the bikini, I can't help but absolutely love her hat. I have never seen anyone pull off the "train conducter" hat-look so well. Nevertheless, Emily does it - drink in hand, and shades on. Cheers to that!

16 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

After seeing this picture, I legitimately started going to the gym to somehow achieve the body that Emily has. In an interview with Elle Magazine, back in 2014, Emily spoke about her beauty regimen, what she ate on a day to day basis, what she liked to indulge in, and her workout routine. She says she doesn't have time to consistently go to the gym because of her work schedule, but says,

"I really like to hike. L.A. is a great place for that. And doing yoga a couple of times a week is a really big part of my regimen."

She says she likes to eat well but won't guilt herself out of eating a cupcake or even a croissant. She actually credits her genetics, in large part, to how her body stays in shape. Here's to everyone guilting their parents for not giving them those genes!

15 Cannes, France


Bikini clad Emily strikes again while attending the Cannes Film Festival in the spring of 2017! She took time to enjoy some fun in the sun as she posted pictures of herself on a beautiful yacht in the middle of the French Riviera looking red hot, as always!

In an interview with Glamour Magazine, back in 2016, Emily spoke on why she feels the need to defend herself and other women's rights to dress up and express themselves,

"... as women we are accused of seeking attention more than men are, whether for speaking out politically, as I did, for dressing a certain way, or for even posting a selfie."

We respect that, Emily!

14 Santorini, Greece

At this point, Emily has become no stranger to a bikini clad vacation. Showing off her toned stomach and adorable bathing suit choices have become standard on her social media accounts. As of recently, her account has amassed a following of 16.5 million followers, all of them eager to see what she will post next.

In the summer of 2016, Emily took her vacation international when she began posting pictures of herself in Santorini, Greece.

Santorini is known for its city full of white buildings overlooking the beautiful blue water. Giving her look an added touch, she accessorized with dainty body wrap jewelry and gold hoop earrings. She does not need much to look amazing.

13 Amalfi Coast, Italy

Well hello there, view! I don't even know if I'm talking about the view of the mountains in the background, the crystal blue pool overlooking the mountains, or Emily Ratajkowski! If this picture didn't make you wish you were on this vacation, I don't know what will. On a trip she took to Italy back in 2015,

Emily posted this photo to her Instagram with the caption: "Most beautiful place in the world?"

I'll go ahead and answer yes to your question, Emily! She might not be 'bikini' clad here but she makes up for it in this gorgeous black one-piece wrap bathing suit. It perfectly teases us with her abs but leaves everything else to the imagination.

12 Venice, Italy


In 2016, Emily decided to celebrate her Christmas in Venice, Italy. Venice is known for its beautiful architecture, the water surrounding it, and the gondolas. I guess Emily did her research as

she is seen here riding a gondola, taking in the city views of Venice.

On December 16, 2016, Emily posted a Tweet, asking her followers for recommendations on what to do in the lovely city. People were quick to respond, garnering her tweet more than 500 comments, 185 retweets, and 1,295 likes. Through translating tweets, it seems a lot of Italian fans were quickly trying to find her location in order to get pictures and selfies with the model! Wouldn't you?

11 Cinque Terre, Italy

Show me someone who hasn't heard of Cinque Terre, seen it, or have it on their bucket list - I know I do! The beautiful and colorful homes and buildings that climb up the mountains in this beautiful town in Italy might be breathtaking, but so is Emily Ratajkowski in this picture. She might be known for her infinite amount of bikini pictures but she also knows how to pull herself together and look like one classy dame.

Emily made headlines with this dress when fashion outlets released that this dress was sold at Zara and completely affordable.

I'll admit to being one of the people who ran to my laptop to get on the website and buy it. Unfortunately, the dress was sold out by the time I did.

10 Los Angeles, California


The City of Angels, La La Land, and also the home to the Los Angeles Lakers, L.A. is the birthplace of Hollywood! It might house the Lakers, and Hollywood, but it is also home to Ratajkowski! Emily moved to the U.S. when she was five from London, where she was born, and her family settled into the San Diego/Encinitas area. In 2009,

she attended UCLA before dropping out to pursue modeling.

Clearly Ratajkowski made the right choice! She is seen here posing for photographers as she sat court-side for a Los Angeles Lakers game. Throughout the years she has shown her pep for Los Angeles teams, the Lakers (NBA) and the Dodgers (MLB). This time she put a spin on team spirit, matching with the Lakers' basketball court!

9 New York City, New York

Ah, Fashion Week! The beloved time of the year for so many, especially celebrities. It's the time of the year where everyone pulls out their best and fanciest clothes and jewelry, and make you question what it is you are doing wrong to not be sitting front row at a fashion show!

Emily attended the Vera Wang S/S 2017 Show for New York Fashion Week back in September of 2016.

Here Emily is on her way to the event. At the venue, she sat in the front row, had a pair of jet black sunglasses on, giving us her best secret agent vibes. She was seen sitting next to actress Chloë Sevigny, and La La Anthony, wife to Oklahoma City Thunders small forward, Carmelo Anthony.

8 London, England


Before we talk about the city, we have to talk about Emily's outfit! I asked myself not only if I could pull this outfit off but actually pull off any velvet sweatpants, and look as good as her. The answer I gave myself is: 'I can't and I could never'.

Emily was spotted in London, England by paparazzi in the summer of 2017

roaming the streets, enjoying her summer vacation. A few days before she had been spotted grabbing a bite to eat at one of London's popular restaurants, Chiltern Firehouse. This wasn't the first time Emily had been to London. Back in 2015 she posted a shot of herself on her Instagram with Big Ben in the background, while promoting the movie Gone Girl.

7 Big Sur, California


Is there anything more breathtaking than the view of the Pacific Ocean, mountains, and a light layer of fog at sunset time? Nope, and I'm willing to bet Emily would agree with me.

In 2015, Emily spent the weekend in the NorCal area.

She posted this picture to her Instagram account with the caption 'Big Sur sunsets' with a wine glass emoji. For Emily, getting time off isn't as common as some might think. In 2015 she did an interview with Harper's Bazaar where she described a typical 24 hours in her life. She touched on her morning routine, breakfast and coffee choice (black coffee), and weekends, saying:

"Weekends don't really exist. I'll randomly have a Monday off, then work Saturday and Sunday."

6 Malibu, California

Oh hey, Nick Jonas! The honest mistake I made when I saw these pictures was not realizing sooner that Emily and Nick knew each other, and underestimating what a good looking couple they would make. That being said, I would totally be open to seeing this happen in the near future.

They both recently did an interview with Glamour Magazine where they each answered questions about their lives, and even did a joint video together answering 'Annoying Questions About Themselves'. During Emily's portion of the interview, she was asked to explain how she makes sense of her feminist views even though she's comfortable being topless. Her response,

"I shave my armpits and wear makeup. They might be things I like because they’re part of a patriarchal society, but I’m reclaiming them. Women should be the ones who are in control, even if they’re t*pless or being s*xual."

5 Miami, Florida


What do you get when you put Emily Ratajkowski, Zac Efron, Max Joseph from Catfish, and DJ Them Jeans in a picture together? Well, this picture... But seriously, how much do you love this? While promoting her film We Are Your Friends in Miami with Zac Efron, they stopped by the afterparty at Grand Central, a famous Miami club, to promote the movie and hangout with fans.

The movie centers around Zac's character Cole, an aspiring DJ, and Emily's character Sophie, his love interest. Throughout the movie we hear incredible house music from different DJs, including Them Jeans, SNBRN, and more. The afterparty also included a t-shirt toss, confetti, and even Zac on the mixer.

4 Balos Beach, Greece

In August of 2016, Emily posted a picture to her Instagram of the area where this was taken with

the caption: "Truly the most beautiful place I've ever seen".

Once again, Emily is giving us her best including abs, bikini, and dainty body jewelry. Her bikini is so cute and totally fitting for the Greek vibe. There is no better place than a place where you can see through the water. We're getting crystal clear looks from here! Something that EmRata's fans seem to love most about her is her openness and freedom to completely let go and express herself in any way she pleases. In her article with Glamour Magazine, in which she narrated and wrote herself, a fan wrote to her,

"Emily, please keep speaking out."

3 Playa del Carmen, Mexico


It seems that our favorite beach babe spends more time in a bathing suit than anything else. She self proclaims herself as a "beach baby" and describes her childhood, growing up in San Diego near the beach, as the following:

“I grew up in San Diego and I basically wore a bathing suit every day on the beach,” she says. “When I was 16, sometimes I would literally wake up, not put on any clothes, and I’d put on a bathing suit and get coffees and burritos for the day.”

All of her beach vacations and bikini clad pictures make sense now. She spends a lot of her time on the beaches of Malibu, Greece, and Playa del Carmen, Mexico as seen here. She decided to give her toned abs a little break and opted for this one-piece bathing suit and an adorable straw hat to help keep away the sunburn.

2 Indio, California

Every year, most of Hollywood's elite gather in Indio, California for their most treasured music festival - Coachella. Indio is actually a desert located in the middle of a SoCal valley! The weather is cool and dry, and the fashion is never more incredible! Celebrities roam around freely with us "normal" people; some celebrities don crazy hair colors and hairdos, and some wear Bohemian style clothing.

It's truly a magical place where guidelines for dressing are completely off limits.

This wasn't Emily's first time in the Coachella rodeo. She was seen with friends Poppy Delevingne, yes that is model Cara Delevingne's older sister, and model Leigh Lezark, as they attended a Coachella pool party for Shopbop in 2016. While her attire might not seem entirely appropriate for a pool party, many celebrities make their way through different parties and then head to the music festival.

1 Fyre Caye, Bahamas

You know something is luxurious when you need a small plane to get to it. The model was in the Bahamas to promote the infamous and failed Fyre Festival. She was joined by some of her famous supermodel friends, including Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, and Elsa Hosk. They were all there to film a promotional video for the festival.

In Early 2017, Fyre Festival made headlines on every news media outlet and magazine cover for promoting an exclusive festival and not keeping their promise to execute one, costing people hundreds of thousands of dollars. The festival aimed to cater to a wealthier demographic with promises of gourmet meals, villa inspired housing, and models on jet skis and boats. The "festival" came to a devastating halt when people started arriving onto the island only to find disaster relief tents, cheese sandwiches and salads as a meal, and no models in sight.

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