Celebrities are better than us, that’s just a fact of life. They have more money, more friends, and, of course, better hygiene than all of us pathetic “normies” combined. They don’t have to worry about acne, or body odor, or bad breath. Half of them don’t even have to use the toilet, right? Well, not entirely, no.
When you see major Hollywood stars such as Rihanna and Kim Kardashian strutting along red carpets in multi-thousand dollar ball gowns and high heels and gold earrings, it’s easy to forget that they did not, in fact, arrive from the heavens, fully clothed and smelling of strawberries and roses. A celebrity can surround themselves with all the stylists and personal assistants in the world, but, at the end of the day, they’re still just some schmuck who can’t eat a sandwich without getting mayonnaise on their chin.
Yes, no matter how hard they try to convince us otherwise, celebrities are human too. They are prone to the runny noses and green tongues that we all battle on a near daily basis, and we have the photographic evidence to prove it.
Here are some seriously disgusting bad hygiene pictures that Hollywood doesn’t want you to see.
20 Liam Neeson
Northern Ireland native Liam Neeson is, without question, one of the coolest actors of all time. Having played the bad ass lead in movies such as Clash of the Titans, The A-Team, and Taken (1, 2, and 3), it’s no wonder he has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards and Golden Globes. He has even been ranked by Empire magazine as one of the 100 sexiest stars in film history. Let it serve as consolation, then, to every man who has ever had trouble impressing the opposite sex that even Liam Neeson has had his embarrassing moments and has been caught on camera having seemingly just wet his pants. To make matters worse, this isn’t just a one-time thing. The Chronicles of Narnia star has appeared in public with a wet patch between his legs on multiple occasions, never once offering an explanation as to how it got there.
19 Justin Bieber
In February of 2017, the Sorry singer was snapped strolling through the streets of West Hollywood, scrolling through his cell phone and sipping on a smoothie. Whatever he was looking at on his phone must have been pretty interesting because the star seemed to be totally unaware of a rather embarrassing stain which had developed on the crotch of his sweatpants (which probably cost several thousand dollars). Bieber would later joke about the image on social media, saying “you ain’t cool unless you pee your pants”.
That’s not all. In 2012, Justin Bieber went a little bit off the rails. In an attempt to shed himself of his image as a squeaky clean child star, the Baby singer (in all senses of the term) began drinking and smoking to excess. He showed the effects of his new party lifestyle on the opening night of his Believe tour, when he stopped performing on multiple occasions to vomit on stage before thousands of adoring Glendale, Arizona fans.
The first indication that there was something wrong with The Biebs came when he doubled over during a performance of Out of Town Girl and literally spilled his guts. To his credit, Bieber continued on with the performance and would refuse to bring an end to the night despite being forced to leave the stage several times throughout the show.
He also has a filthy habit of spitting on his fans. The third pic was snapped when the pop star was staying in a Toronto hotel in his home country. For whatever reason, when hoards of female teenagers congregated below his balcony, Bieber was moved to spit on them while members of his entourage looked on. The singer would later deny the accusations, claiming to have instead bought his fans hot chocolate and graced them with some of his new music.
18 Nicki Minaj
With songs such as "Stupid Hoe" and "I Am Your Leader", Nicki Minaj has made a name for herself through a series of controversial and filthy rap songs. Her lyrics come in stark juxtaposition to her appearance, which is generally absolutely immaculate. The star frequently appears on red carpets and at awards shows with expensive jewelry and flawless makeup. That being said, no amount of fancy bracelets or expensive earrings could possibly change the fact that the Anaconda singer has very poor oral hygiene.
As is shown in this picture, Minaj has a particularly filthy set of teeth. Each of her chompers seems to be covered in some sort of thick orange substance, making it look as though the star has always just finished a full bag of Cheetos.
17 Katy Perry
In terms of sheer songwriting talent, there are few present day pop stars who can rival Katy Perry, who boasts such hits as I Kissed a Girl, California Girls, and The One That Got Away. As for her appearance, Perry ranks among the most beautiful people in the music industry, if not all of Hollywood.
That being said, a bafflingly self-conscious Perry goes to extensive lengths to cover up her acne, relying on a team of makeup artists to hide the skin condition. However, acne can be treated for significantly less money simply by properly washing one’s face. Pimples, spots, and blackheads all arise from poor hygiene and become particularly plentiful when oil and dirt have been allowed to accumulate on the subject’s face for days at a time. Makeup, while a go-to for many acne sufferers, has actually been known to contribute to the condition, especially when it is worn in the large amounts which Perry has become famous for.
16 Britney Spears
Boy does Britney Spears have many things she’d like her fans to forget. There is the 2007 meltdown in which she shaved her hair in an effort to get the paparazzi to leave her alone, there’s that time she was caught by paparazzi with no panties on, there’s the ‘I looked like a fat pig’ fiasco, and then there is this picture. The sweat stain on her 'you know what' is really off-putting. She must have been coming from the gym, otherwise we’d jump to the conclusion that she accidentally did a number 2 on her in an effort to get the paparazzi to leave her alone again. Britney has had so many meltdowns and down-times, but we are glad she is back on her feet, healthy again. What a comeback!
15 Evan Rachel Wood
Doctors advise against the use cotton swabs when it comes to cleaning your ears as it could lead to permanent damage to the ear canal or eardrum. Despite this, the vast majority of us continue to use cotton swabs to clean out our ears and prevent the accumulation of wax. Actress Evan Rachel Wood, however, seems to be paying attention to the doctor's orders. In fact, it seems as though the Westworld star has gone too far in the other direction.
In 2009, the Critics’ Choice Television Award winner was snapped with an ear full of wax on the red carpet of the Tribeca Film Festival. Wood was appearing at the event to mark the premiere of Woody Allen’s Whatever Works, in which she starred alongside perpetual curmudgeon Larry David.
14 Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is known for her wild antics and outrageous styles, which have led many to compare her to "I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll" singer Joan Jett. For that reason, it should have come as no surprise when Cyrus showed up to induct Jett into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sporting one of her most daring looks to date.
The Wrecking Ball hitmaker appeared at the annual ceremony clad in a tight leather one piece, revealing both her breasts and a particularly thick gathering of hair under each of her arms.
Let me make it clear that I am not criticizing Miley Cyrus for having armpit hair because she is a woman. I am criticizing her for having armpit hair because armpit hair, especially long armpit hair, is known to absorb sweat as it drips down the body, leading to an odor which is both unrelenting and foul.
13 Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera is one of those celebrities who looks like an angel virtually every time she steps out in public. The Genie in a Bottle singer looks as good today at the age of 36 as she did when she released her self-titled debut album back in 1999. However, as one of her most famous songs would suggest, even Christina Aguilera is not above being a little dirty.
In this damning picture, the pop sensation is shown looking more than a little worse for wear following what was presumably a messy night out on the town. The debauchery of the evening is reflected in Aguilera’s smudged lipstick, which looks as though it is trying to escape her face to avoid being indicted in whatever the Voice judge got up to.
Aguilera’s apparent poor hygiene came into the spotlight again in 2012, when she appeared at the funeral of Etta James with a long line of what looked to be dried blood running down her leg. The media was quick to claim the singer had suffered a menstrual-related mishap at the event. Aguilera has since claimed the suspicious marks were in fact streaks of fake tan, but the internet remains unconvinced.
12 Jonah Hill
Despite his declaration in the Adam Sandler movie Funny People that there is nothing funny about a physically fit man, actor Jonah Hill has recently shed dozens of excess pounds to get a body more typical of a Hollywood star. Prior to his recent transformation, Hill was prone to slobbishness, as is evident in this picture from 2012.
Appearing at the 2012 instalment of the BAFTA Awards, Hill wore an expensive suit, which looked impeccable but for one tiny detail: his pants were ripped. Here, the top right half of the star’s trousers is torn on in the inside, exposing his hairy leg for all to see. Had he taken a seat at any point during the evening, he would have risked revealing a whole lot more.
11 John Cena
With arms the size of tree trunks, remarkable personal discipline, and, of course, more money than anybody could spend in one lifetime, John Cena is the obsession of millions of women around the world. Those women must have been pretty heartbroken following this year’s WrestleMania 33 pay-per-view, which saw the 16-time world champion propose to his longtime girlfriend Nikki Bella. However, the first of this image may make them feel a little bit better about missing out.
In 2011, when announcing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as his tag team partner for his match at that year’s Survivor Series pay-per-view, the leader of the Cenation became a little bit too excited. As the words “The Rock” exited Cena’s lips, so did a long string of saliva, which came to rest on the microphone, much to the disgust of the fans in attendance and the millions watching at home.
In the second part, Cena shared told the story with his now fiancée Nikki Bella on an episode of WWE’s reality show Total Divas. According to the former WWE Champion, he was struck by a bad bout of food poisoning during a WWE tour of Canada but refused to let it keep him out of the ring. Just hours after coming down with the illness, Cena attempted to wrestle a match and was obliged to crawl under the ring to puke. Unfortunately for the multi-time champ, he lost control of his bowels in the process and was forced to complete the match with one hand on his rear.
Madonna is quite the successful celebrity. However, this pic really doesn’t do her any justice. This best-selling female recording artist of all time refuses to shave her armpits, a case that signals seriously disgusting hygiene habits for a woman. However, these habits don’t seem to hinder her success – like the $1.31 billion concert earnings since 1990. She has held the most number ones on all Billboard charts, and she holds 20 MTV Video Music Awards under her belt. She has also appeared in several films such as Bloodhounds of Broadway, I'm Going to Tell You a Secret, Blue in the Face, The Next Best Thing, A League of Their Own, and Madonna: Truth or Dare. She currently has six children, and has an estimated networth of $580 million. We just wish she would take some of her cash, buys a razor, and shaves!
9 Julia Roberts
Actress Julia Roberts made a name for herself starring in such modern classics as Pretty Woman and Notting Hill. Today, however, she is equally famous for her perfect smile. Her teeth are so white that they could conceivably guide a car on an unlit country road. Roberts claims her secret to whiter teeth is brushing them with baking soda, a trick she learned from her grandfather.
However, while Roberts’ teeth may seem perfect from the front, they aren’t so ideal when viewed from the behind. Pictures taken of Julia’s back teeth show the star’s chompers to be black on top, a consequence of poor cleaning and multiple cavities. In a way, this is pretty reassuring for those of us who spend hours in front of the mirror loathing our ever darkening teeth. If Julia Roberts can bounce back from stained teeth, so can we!
There have been numerous incidents of professional wrestlers losing control of their bodily functions while in the ring. I suppose it isn’t all that surprising, considering these athletes spend the majority of their time eating at dodgy roadside diners and being tossed about a hard wooden ring.
In 2013, Natalya Neidhart, the niece of former WWE Champion Bret “The Hitman” Hart, peed her pants on a live edition of WWE’s flagship show Monday Night Raw. The accident happened when Natalya was struck in the stomach by fellow WWE Superstar Naomi, her opponent for the night. Despite her efforts to hide it, it was clear to all in attendance that the former WWE Diva’s Champion had suffered a toilet-related mishap. The aftermath of the incident was aired on Total Divas, much to the embarrassment of the proud Hart family member.
7 Jennifer Carpenter
Nervous of the Camera, Jennifer? We can remember Jennifer Carpenter vividly when she played Lisa on White Chicks. Hilarious movie by the way! She has also starred in many other movies such as Nice Guys Sleep Alone, Last Days of America, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, and 2014's The Devil's Hand. She also played the character Debra Morgan on the award winning TV show Dexter, which saw her walk away with the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television award. And that’s not all as in 2008, she dated and eloped with Dexter co-star Michael C. Hall. Jennifer and Michael would marry later in 2009, but file for divorce in 2010. We hope that wasn’t the reason for the glaring armpit stain during this red carpet moment though!
Black Eyed Peas star Fergie is another celebrity who has been caught on camera having had an “accident”.
Fergie’s incident occurred back in 2005, when she was on stage with The Black Eyed Peas, and has gone down in history as one of the most infamous examples of a celebrity losing control of their body while on stage.
According to the Fergalicious singer, the band was late arriving at the venue on the night in question, which meant she had no time to use the bathroom before heading for the stage, despite having a dangerously full bladder. This, combined with the adrenaline that was pumping through her body while she performed, created the perfect storm and resulted in what Fergie would later describe as “The most unattractive moment of my life."
5 Charlie Sheen
For a while, we all thought Charlie Sheen’s wild partying and insatiable lust for life (and drugs and alcohol) made him the coolest man in the world. Today, however, we can step back and look at pictures like this one, which shows us Sheen’s crazy antics probably weren’t actually that admirable.
Here, we can see a smiling Sheen revealing the effects of years of putting cigarettes, alcohol, and God knows what else in his mouth. Several teeth in Sheen’s mouth have already been removed and replaced by golden alternatives, and it looks like the rest will follow shortly. Unperturbed by his increasingly yellow teeth, the former Two and a Half Men star holds a half-smoked cigarette between his fingers as he gives a thumbs-up to the camera.
4 Donald Trump
President of the United States Donald J. Trump has been the target of much criticism since taking office at the beginning of this year for what many perceive to be morally questionable decisions and putting the needs of the wealthy few ahead of the masses he is supposed to be representing. Over the past couple of weeks, he has faced accusations of shady practices concerning Russia. Whether those accusations are true or not is not for us to decide. What we can confirm, however, is that Trump is quite literally a dirty politician.
In this image, the commander-in-chief can be seen during his time as a simple candidate, promoting his book Crippled America. Believing himself to be alone, Trump took a moment to clean out his nose, digging deeper than James Comey with a treasure map.
3 Victoria Beckham
Former Spice Girl and general famous person Victoria Beckham has been the envy of women everywhere for over a decade, owing to her slim waist, flawless features, and irresistible sex appeal. In October of 2014, however, the fashionista was caught in public in a rather embarrassing situation.
Mrs. Beckham was seen stumbling out of a party, clinging desperately to her footballer husband’s arm so as not to fall over in her extremely inebriated state. Eagle-eyed members of the media were quick to point out a suspicious stain present on the crotch of her several thousand dollar trousers. Speaking about the incident a month after the fact, Beckham admitted that she had indeed consumed too much alcohol on the night in question, but refused to confirm the source of that now infamous wet patch.
2 Christy Turlington
Yeah, even supermodels are disgusting sometimes. Christy Nicole Turlington Burns currently has 2 kids, and with that, comes some weight. In this photo, she looks like she just came out of the gym, where of course, she was burning off the fat. However, we are not refuting the fact that she could also have gone number 2 on herself. Either way, the stain going on in the photo is just maddeningly disgusting. She gained fame in the 80s when she worked for Maybelline as well as Calvin Klein. Her beauty is striking though. She was named the 2013 Woman of the Year by Glamour magazine as well as a 2014 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine. She is currently married to Edward Burns, who has been in movies such as Man on a Ledge and Echelon Conspiracy.
1 Chris Wragge
Oh no, Chris Wragge! What happened? That armpit sweat could either mean you are straight out of the gym, ahem, in those clothes, or you were just nervous of doing something. Well, it’s a disgusting sight, for real. Chris, who has been a news anchor since 1991, previously worked for CBS' The Early Show. Together with Mary Calvi, he has also worked at CBS 2 News This Morning and CBS 2 News at Noon. Wragge also hosted the HGTV, a channel that helps you with home décor, interior design and landscape design, DIY and the Travel Channels, and in 2016, he and his wife Sarah welcomed their bundle of joy. Well, we thank the high heavens news anchors have to wear coats, otherwise, pics like these wouldn’t make for great television!