15 Celebs Who Probably Made The Paparazzi The Most Money In 2017

One of the biggest elements of being a celebrity is having to deal with the pesky paparazzi. It seems no matter where these celebrities try and go, there are going to be photographers nearby ready to snap their latest outfit to post online or sell to news publications.

Which means it's perhaps not unreasonable that many of the women on our list have openly complained about the negative influence that the paparazzi has had on their life. But if there is any advantage that you may take from the paparazzi following their every move, it's that whenever these celebrities wear amazing outfits - that someone is there to let the world know.

These 15 women may look gorgeous when they pose for photographs or appear in movies and music videos, but the paparazzi may do an even stronger job of catching their good looks when their guard appears to be down.

With these women also being some of the most successful in Hollywood - including Sophie Turner, Hilary Duff, Ariel Winter and Jennifer Lawrence - it may also not be surprising as to why they are dominating tabloid headlines in 2017.

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15 Katy Perry

Katy Perry is well aware of just how invasive the paparazzi is. When she and Orlando Bloom elected to take in some paddleboarding earlier this year without clothes on, the paparazzi were on hand to make sure the world got a good look at Bloom's downstairs.

Perry is continuing to make waves in the music industry with her most recent album releasing earlier this year and a tour on the horizon. Perry is also stepping into the judging chair for an upcoming season of American Idol.

That's plenty to keep her busy, but we're sure whenever she also gets the chance to relax that the paparazzi will be all up in her business.

14 Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski feels incredibly confident putting her body on display. Which may make it perhaps not all too surprising that not only have the paparazzi caught her in revealing clothing, but they've also been present when she elected to leave her top behind on the sandy shore and jump into the water!

Though for the above photo, you're going to have to settle for at least a slightly more clothed version of Emily. Not like it's going to leave you any less impressed by her gorgeous good looks though!

As one of the most popular models, and an aspiring actress, Ratajkowski has plenty of reasons to be feeling confident in herself.

13 Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato spent a large portion of her life battling her demons that included a significant drug addiction. But her life has thankfully turned around in a major way and in 2017 she is one of the biggest musical artists in the world.

Helping add to her popularity is the fact that Lovato is often putting her features on display for her 60+ million followers on Instagram. Lovato also released her most recent album titled Tell Me You Love Me at the end of September. When you consider the first single "Sorry Not Sorry" (which was released in July) was everywhere this summer, you can probably expect the same with at least a few more songs off this one.

Let's hope that hearing her music just helps remind you of how sexy she is!

12 Kaley Cuoco

There are many actors in Hollywood who have managed to find success with one television series but never manage to do anything else worth noting in their career. Kaley Cuoco, however, deserves a lot of credit for succeeding not only with 8 Simple Rules but also being one of the monumental factors behind the success of The Big Bang Theory. But as gorgeous as she looks on the television show, you might think she looks even sexier when she is being photographed by the paparazzi.

Perhaps understandably, The Big Bang Theory is keeping Cuoco plenty busy and she has no other upcoming projects. While that may be disappointing if you don't love the show - which is scheduled for 2 more seasons - at least it does mean that Cuoco's time in the spotlight is also far from over.

11 Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez would be able to make headlines anytime she elects to upload a new steamy photo to her Instagram account. Something she clearly is very comfortable doing. But as good as Lopez looks when she is in control of the camera, you may think she looks even better in the above photo when it was someone else doing the clicking!

Lopez is one of the busiest women in Hollywood. She works on the television series Shades of Blue which was recently renewed for a 3rd season and is also currently running a residency show in Vegas. Lopez also turns heads whenever she steps out with her all-star boyfriend Alex Rodriguez whom she started dating earlier this year.

10 Lindsay Lohan

There was a large portion of Lindsay Lohan's life where she was making headlines for all of the wrong reasons. Included in her past spiral of negativity are several arrests, abusive partners and one moment where the tabloids learned of 30+ men (many celebrities) that she had gotten intimate with.

Lohan's career which dates all the way back to The Parent Trap also makes her all the more fascinating for people to follow. Thankfully for Lohan, her recent emergence in the spotlight has been surrounded by positivity as she has managed to clean her life up and has even converted to Islam.

9 Hilary Duff

There are many celebrity child stars who struggled as they grew up and fell into the pitfalls of things like drugs and alcohol. Hilary Duff, on the other hand, was able to age incredibly gracefully and now in her 30s, is looking better than ever. And just in case you don't believe that sentence, the fact that the paparazzi seem to follow her every move is definitely going to help prove that point.

Duff is currently working on the television series Younger which has currently been renewed for a 5th season. The fact that everyone who grew up in the 90s remembers her from Lizzie Maguire definitely helps add some appeal to the tabloids that run her name. As long as she is looking as amazing as she does in the above photo, we're sure you're definitely not going to get tired of looking at her.

8 Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter would love it if people would talk to her more about the success that she has found with the television series Modern Family. But that's definitely not the case when it comes to the tabloids which are constantly running stories featuring photos of her with the latest paparazzi photo.

Helping make Winter an even more appealing target for paparazzi photographers is the fact that she often wears clothes that leave little to the imagination. That definitely doesn't mean she deserves to have her body get objectified on a regular basis though.

When talking about paparazzi, Winter said

"I’m not a stylist! I don’t know what to wear everyday so I look ‘appropriate’ or ‘fashionable.’ Also, screw having to always look appropriate or fashion. For what? Society? Who gets to decide what is appropriate or fashionable????? I wear what I like and no one should fault me for that. I don’t want people to constantly see me in the news for going to dinner, or grocery shopping, or anything.”

7 Kylie Jenner

There might not be a more popular family in all of America than the Kardashian/Jenner clan. So it's perhaps not the most stunning thing in the entire world to open this list and get smacked in the face of a Kylie Jenner photo where she is clearly putting her looks on prominent display.

Jenner is more than happy to upload what seems like hundreds of new photos of her every month, but that doesn't stop the paparazzi from making sure they get their own snaps of the young star as well.

Jenner's stock is even higher as of late as rumors swirl about her potential pregnancy alongside Travis Scott. If the rumors do turn out to be true, you can definitely expect even more Kylie in the near future.

6 Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has definitely been no stranger to unwanted attention in society. Such as the time she had her booty bumping bedroom activity become public knowledge. Or when the tabloids decided to ruin awful rumors that she would have had absolutely anything to do with the breakup between Chris Pratt and Anna Faris.

Lawrence's year, however, was marked by some romance in her own life as she started dating the director Darren Aronofsky who she worked with in motherwhich recently helped push Lawrence's name out there.

Lawrence has opened up in the past about how she has felt harassed by the paparazzi, so here is hoping that even if her career is blossoming that they can still back off when they're inappropriate.

5 Miley Cyrus

It doesn't matter whatever it is Miley Cyrus is doing, you can better believe that people are going to be taking notice of it. Cyrus' worst days with the paparazzi may, however, be behind her when you consider she vowed earlier this year to put some of her biggest partying days behind her.

And while we could definitely have tracked down a photo of Cyrus getting her drank on that the paparazzi made bank with, instead you'll get to "settle" for the steamy photo we included.

Cyrus' exposure is expected to increase again as The Voice is coming back for another season. Cyrus has also started to tease her upcoming album this year, meaning you can expect to hear even more of her in 2018.

4 Sophie Turner

It's not shocking to learn that the biggest names that the paparazzi make money off of, also just happen to be some of the biggest names in the world. Thus is the case for y'know, absolutely anybody that is involved with the Game of Thrones franchise which is one of the biggest shows of all-time. Adding to the popularity of Sophie Turner is the fact that she is also dating Joe Jonas who is also no stranger to the paparazzi.

When talking about their public relationship with Marie Claire in August, Turner stated

"You do feel like you're living in a fishbowl. It's frustrating [that] it's the most mundane things that make the news -- how boring!"

3 Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is probably ecstatic that her name in the tabloids is no longer linked to her romantic relationship with Justin Bieber. Instead, it's another musician - The Weeknd - who has managed to win over her affections. And while their relationship constantly pops up online, Gomez also recently dominated headlines after she underwent surgery to receive a kidney transplant.

Gomez is also currently working on an untitled Woody Allen film, something that we're sure the paparazzi is more than happy to try and stalk out to get some glimpses of the superstar.

Though with over 120 million followers on Instagram and over 1,300 photos uploaded, Gomez definitely also doesn't hide away from sharing herself with her fans.

2 Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is no stranger to getting into some beef with some of her fellow talented musicians. Which means the paparazzi definitely isn't going to run out of storylines to write about her anytime soon. Swift's career was also bolstered this year by the release of recent music - that albeit threw plenty of shade - but that's just more to talk about too.

The paparazzi have also had a field day in the past running storylines about Swift and her different dating relationships. Swift is plenty familiar with the paparazzi following her every move and while that may be a nuisance, at least they were able to snap the fantastic photo that we've included for you!

1 Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton may be the least "traditional" celebrity on this list, but there's no way that she would be able to be excluded. The world followed her every move with her previous pregnancies and you can imagine it's going to get ramped up all over again with baby number 3 on the way.

Paparazzi better be careful as to what photos of Middleton they take though, as previous photos of her nude sunbathing definitely caused tabloids far more trouble than it was worth!

Middleton has also stated that the paparazzi's efforts to photograph Prince George and Princess Charlotte have crossed the line in the past. You can imagine she's going to be even more cautious with their upcoming child.

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