Flip through the pages of a glossy celeb gossip mag, see a celeb looking all beautiful and glamorous on screen, and it seems as if they have it all together. Looks-wise and personality-wise, it’s as if they have it all. You certainly don’t think that there’d be facets of their personalities that would make you cringe, or perhaps take the gloss off their superstar personas. There’s a reason a lot of them look like a million bucks. They have a ton of resources at their disposal, have access to the best makeup crews, doctors, and nowadays even just being on screen, they can make use of visual effects, images can be airbrushed, and TV crews can do pretty much anything they please to prop up the appearance of a celeb. It makes people think that the way these celebs look is unattainable.
But it’s important to keep in mind that these celebs are just like you and me. In some aspects, they’re actually worse. Years and years of relying on people for certain things has made them lazy, complacent, in some instances, to the point where they forgo certain daily rituals, actually making them quite gross. Going by their looks and the way they come across, it seems inconceivable that these celebs play fast and loose with the term personal hygiene. But their lack of hygiene is sure to gross you out. It might bring them down a peg or two in your eyes. Here are 15 hot celebs whose hygienic habits, or lack of them, will make you cringe.
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15 Courtney Cox
For decades now, Courtney Cox has been regarded as being one of the hottest people in the industry. Ever since she burst onto the scene as a lead character in the hit sitcom Friends, her popularity has skyrocketed. Hers is a name that will always be synonymous with that hit sitcom and Monica Geller. But since that show ended, she hasn’t just continued basking in the limelight of its success. She’s taken on plenty of other projects, and has grown as an actress, adding producing and directing to her repertoire too. Courtney, despite being in her 50s, has also managed to maintain her looks. Her beauty hasn’t diminished in any way. That’s in large part due to many enhancements, various treatments, and just living a healthy lifestyle. Her hygiene certainly isn’t a contributing factor, though. She may be hygienic in certain aspects, but not when it comes to her stench, as ex-hubby, David Arquette, puts it: “Courtney may be pretty, but if she’s not on top of it, she smells like a truck driver.” Kind words from an ex-husband there. That would be a massive turn-off for some. But Arquette then went on to add that he loves the stench. To each their own.
14 Kendra Wilkinson
Kendra Wilkinson has to be one of the world’s biggest TV personalities. Her name grew on reality TV, and then add to that her modelling exploits, and she’s acquired fans far and wide. A lot of those fans know and love Kendra because of her association with the world's most popular men's magazine. She was one of Hugh Hefner’s three girlfriends, before she went down the reality TV route. One of the reality TV shows she’s appeared in is the UK version of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, during which she lived in the Australian outback with other celebrity campmates. That’s when UK audiences first became aware of Kendra’s poor hygiene. Sure, she was in the outback, so everyone was in the same boat, so to speak. There was a limited amount of what she could do to be hygienic, but Kendra still came across as someone who’s not fond of adhering to basic personal hygiene. Apparently, she’s like this in her day to day life too, when not in the jungle. A source has revealed, "Kendra loves to look [hot], but she couldn't care less how she smells. I don't know if she has pets but she smells most of the time. She almost never takes a shower, and doesn't use perfume, either." Those are some harsh words. I’m presuming the source isn’t a friend of Kendra’s.
13 Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow is a beautiful, sophisticated, graceful and elegant woman. It seems inconceivable that someone like Gwyneth would neglect her personal hygiene. That aspect of her personality just doesn’t fit her look, seems out of place when considering her superstar persona. But yes, Gwyneth is known as being someone who has terrible personal hygiene.
Picture this for a second. You’re looking all glamorous at a major event, the paparazzi are out in full force and there are a host of other celebs around too. Most women would be mortified if in that situation, they were a bit smelly. They’d feel even worse if someone came out and said it publicly. But someone did, someone who must have been downwind of Gwyneth that night at the Met Gala in 2013. A source has revealed, "Poor Gwyneth looked picture-perfect, but it must have been the hot lights that caused her to be a little strong on the nose. It was pretty pungent, and I don't think she had a clue. I saw at least two people wave their hands in front of their noses after passing her." Apparently, she was trying out new deodorants at the time after hearing that aluminum could be carcinogenic. Obviously, the one she was wearing that night didn’t do the trick.
12 Britney Spears
It’s one thing to be a tad whiffy. But from what we’ve learned, Britney Spears can only be described as a grade A slob. Due to what people have said about her, and what we’ve seen with our own eyes, Britney Spears is someone who certainly has terrible hygiene. Her lack of hygienic habits may make clean freaks break into convulsions, so beware if you fall into that category.
Firstly, let’s kick off with what Britney’s former bodyguard, Fernando Flores, has said about the singer: "She broke wind or picked her nose unselfconsciously and unapologetically. She did not bathe for days on end, did not use deodorant, did not brush her teeth, did not fix her hair, did not wear shoes or socks." It’s safe to say that Flores isn’t on Britney’s Christmas card list. Of course, Britney’s camp came out and denied these claims. But there have been other instances which may prove some of what Flores revealed to be true. We have seen her walking barefoot at a gas station. Other sources have revealed she smells horrific because she just doesn’t wash. Apparently, she eats in bed, and just leaves the food that falls off in her sheets. There’s also been an incident on a flight. Britney took off her shoes, and apparently her feet smelled so bad, she was asked to put them back on again. That must have been an interesting conversation!
11 Julia Roberts
It’s safe to assume that Julia Roberts isn’t a star you’d have expected to find on this list. But she’s yet another celeb who isn’t fond of doing everyone else a favor and covering up her own scent with deodorant or perfumes, even her own perfumes. She’s actually been pretty candid about the fact that she doesn’t wear deodorant. What is it with these female stars not wanting to wear deodorant? A lot don’t like to wear deodorant. Perhaps it’s because of various scientific claims that are constantly making the rounds claiming it can cause cancer, affect pregnancy, the skin, breastfeeding, etc. Whatever it is, a lot of female celebs seem to be paying these stories a lot of attention. Julia told Oprah during an interview that she doesn’t wear deodorant. Her former bodyguard has revealed a little more: "Julia is a total hippie. She'll go days without showering. She likes to save water — she's really green. And she likes the smell of her natural oils. She also says that she can't wash her hair too often because it's so dry. She may have a point there, but she often gets musty." That’s yet another former employee of a star dishing the dirt on their filthy habits.
Kesha’s had her fair share of issues over the years. But let’s reminisce and think back to the time she burst onto the scene and became known to the world as a singing sensation. That song “Tik Tok” is still played today. It is a seriously catchy tune and the reason Kesha became famous. If you remember that tune, you’re bound to remember the lyrics and that video. Kesha is basically a hot mess in that video, brushing her teeth without toothpaste, sleeping in the bathtub, etc. Apparently, that’s something close to what she can be like in real life – not literally – but she has that same scatty persona. Kesha also smells bad, and it’s not just a source who has come out and said that – Kesha has revealed that’s what many people have said to her. She has said that she smells like a hobo; that’s mightily honest of her, but you can’t help but think if she knows she smells that bad, why doesn’t she do something about it?
9 Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone has been around on our screens since the early '90s. She has a vast and varied filmography and has earned plenty of awards and accolades for her efforts. She’s got a reputation as being a versatile actress, versatile without being spectacular. Something else that is far from spectacular is her hygiene. Actually, forget spectacular – her level of hygiene isn’t even up to the normal mark. When learning about her let’s say rather unique habits, it’s left a lot of people horrified. Firstly, she revealed that she fed her son with her mouth. Need I say anymore? Then she thought it was wise to set up an unregulated breast milk exchange. She may have had good intentions, but it could have led to babies getting all sorts of health issues, seeing as how the milk wasn’t checked. Then, there’s her stench. Yes, Alicia is yet another celeb who’s a bit funky when it comes to body odor. Apparently, she uses organic deodorant. It hasn’t stopped people complaining, though.
8 Christina Aguilera
When Christina Aguilera’s in the vicinity, people get their nose plugs out. That might be a bit harsh, but she is another celeb who’s got a body odor problem. Quite a few people have commented on it too, much to the singer’s dismay. Christina can’t really care because she would have made some effort to change by now, perhaps wear some deodorant, dip into her own perfume line and give a bottle a squirt? A reporter who interviewed Christina has commented on her smell. She actually didn’t say anything seriously bad – just that she smelled like something that reminded her of a 12-year-old girl's bedroom. That’s weirdly specific. Then there’s Hannah Hooper, also a singer, who grew up with Christina. She revealed that Christina constantly smelled of hot dogs. Another thing that has to be brought to people’s attention is what was spotted running down her leg at Etta James’ funeral. It was a really odd liquid. She passed it off as her fake tan, which had started to run. If it was, she needs to get a better product.
7 Cameron Diaz
Seriously, what is it with these celebs and their stance against using deodorant? It seems as if most female celebs believe that wearing deodorant isn’t great, and they’re happy to come out and say it too. That’s a pretty brave thing to do, and must result in people giving them a wide berth at various functions and award shows. I feel sorry for those who have to get up close and personal with them, other halves, those doing scenes with them under big hot lights on set, etc. Wow, things must get gross! Cameron is someone who doesn’t wear deodorant. She has told us herself, not that she really needed to. There are enough pics of her with pit stains for us to know that she doesn’t protect her underarms. Well, she doesn’t actually see wearing deodorant as protection. She’s said, "I don't believe in antiperspirant. It's really bad for you. I haven't used it for almost 20 years. You're stinky, because you use antiperspirant. It keeps all the stink in.” That’s a novel way to look at things. She advised, "Let it go and just trim your armpit hair so it doesn't hold onto the scent." She’s also divulged that she wears the same clothes without washing them for days at a time. I think most would agree that Cameron finds a deserved place on this list.
6 Megan Fox
Actress and model Megan Fox is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. Her good looks, stunning photoshoots, and her entire persona get guys salivating and ogling and weak at the knees. But a lot of you who hold Megan Fox in high esteem may be disappointed or even horrified with what you’re about to read. Megan Fox has some truly disgusting habits. One of them is forgetting to flush the toilet after she’s done. We appreciate her candor, but there are certain things about Megan we just don’t want to know. Leaving stuff in the loo for her friends and unsuspecting guests to find is one of them. She’s also revealed that she passes gas a lot. We all do it, but even so, there’s something just wrong about that topic being discussed by Megan Fox. The sultry beauty is also a self-confessed slob, and leaves hotel rooms and her home a mess.
5 Jennifer Aniston
Seeing as how her former Friends co-star is on this list, we couldn’t leave Jennifer Aniston out. Out of that glorious bunch, Courtney’s enjoyed a decent amount of success, but Jen is the only one who’s really kicked on and has gone on to put together a stellar career for herself. Let’s bring her down a peg or two by discussing some of her less than flattering unhygienic habits. She’s not on this list because she smells – she’s not another star who doesn’t wear deodorant. She’s on this list because a friend, or perhaps now former friend, and roommate of hers has divulged some pretty nasty info on Jen. Actress Nancy Balbirer has said that Jen used to bikini wax and just leave the strips lying around. But what’s more disgusting is apparently Jen used to use real chicken cutlets to fill her top! Of course, Jen has denied those claims, but it does make you think, though.
4 Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is known for being a lot of things. She’s known for being hot, for being quirky, entertaining, utterly outrageous, and you can add being unhygienic to that list too. Some people feel that she puts on her persona for publicity, but others can testify that she really is a hot mess – a hot mess who’s messy, and quite frankly, just gross in more ways than one. Just look at what she does on screen. Dancing crazily and that whole "Wrecking Ball" saga – there’s one word and one word only to describe those antics, and that’s gross. That might not be a case of being unhygienic, but there are other instances that demonstrate her unhygienic practices. In 2016, Miley Cyrus apparently wore someone else’s retainer. We don’t need to tell you why that’s seriously gross.
3 Kourtney Kardashian
It’s amazing that Kourtney Kardashian, being an executive producer of her family’s reality show, allowed that Kourtney and Kim take Miami episode to air. When we mention "that episode," we are referring to the episode which was essentially all about Scott Disick and Khloe Kardashian teasing Kourtney for smelling rancid. It certainly didn’t show her in the best light. But then again, she’s a business savvy woman. She knows what people want to see, although she must have gotten red-faced when she saw the footage. Kourtney would basically do anything for her kids. She’s a woman who lives for her kids and wouldn’t do anything that she may think would jeopardize their health. She likes to keep things natural and organic. That means doing away with deodorant, or wearing a special kind of deodorant, the kind that apparently doesn’t work. In the sweltering heat of Miami, Kourtney’s stench got really bad. Her family was embarrassed for her and eventually had to let her know. Kourtney didn’t seem too phased by the news, though.
2 Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is an American singer, actress and fashion designer – an all-round celeb with many strings to her bow. Her career really took off when she was a teenager, and now as she’s approaching her 40s, she’s revelling in her A-list status. But her stardom hasn’t resulted in Jessica changing her habits. She’s still the same old Jessica, in certain aspects, and that’s not necessarily a good thing.
Think back to when you were a youngster, or if you’ve got your own kids, you’ll be able to appreciate what I’m referring to. It’s often a battle to get them to clean their teeth. They’re eating all kinds of things right up until bedtime, and if you manage to get them to brush their teeth, that doesn’t mean they’ll stop with the sugary snacks. Jessica, who is a 37-year-old woman, doesn’t even brush her teeth every day. She revealed that shocking fact herself when she was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She doesn’t want her teeth to get too white or too slippery. So she only brushes her teeth three times a week! I’d hate to be her dentist!
1 Kristen Stewart
A lot of people loved it when Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were an item. It’s a shame how things ended up. But while they were together, we got to learn plenty of juicy gossip. They were both pretty open and divulged all sorts of info on one another, and it made for some pretty entertaining and pretty shocking news. You can tell just by looking at her that Kristen Stewart is all about grunge. She has that style, that persona. But she also possesses grungy habits that might not be to everyone’s taste. A source has revealed that Kristen rarely brushes her teeth, doesn’t bathe too often, and doesn’t wear perfume. Apparently, Robert found those habits pretty tough to deal with, as would most. Kristen herself has said that she sweats a lot, and that when that happens, she can get pretty stinky. She does make a bit more of an effort when she’s working, but otherwise, she’s a bit of a slob.
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