If 2013 was anything, it was the year of the sexy selfie. In fact, it seemed that almost every day there was a new Instagram photo to gawk at that showed a celebrity in various forms of undress. Obviously, many made headlines (Kim Kardashian‘s post-baby bathing suit Insta, Miley Cyrus‘ wrecking ball shenanigans, Nick Jonas‘ hot body), while others didn’t get quite as much public attention, but definitely captured ours.
To that end, here are the 10 most scandalous (read: naked) celebrity Instagram photos of 2013.
1. Kim Kardashian’s ass-in-a-white-bathing-suit picture.
Just when we thought Kim might consider taking a break from the sexy selfies after having her daughter North, she posted this gem in October. Needless to say, it caused something of a stir.
2. Nicki Minaj’s open-jacket-no-bra picture.
Nicki Minaj typically gets noticed for her crazy hair and wild outfits, but in September she had the brilliant idea of wearing an extra-cropped Moschino jacket mostly unbuttoned sans bra. The worst-slash-best part? The rapper not only posted the above to Instagram, but decided to wear it during an appearance on the “Ellen Degeneres” show. A master class in elegance, people.
3. Rihanna’s “Thanks for the boots, Prada!” picture.
Lest you thought the humble thank you note was a thing of past, behold the above photo, which was posted to Rihanna’s Instagram in March. The snap was a thank you message to Miuccia Prada for designing a pair of custom thigh high boots for the singer, which she was thrilled about, as evidenced by the photo’s eloquent accompanying text: “Gotcha bitch tip toeing on my marble flo’!!! Sick ass custom Prada boots! Miuccia you RULE!!! Thank you.”
4. Miley’s Wrecking Ball picture.
If there’s one thing we learned in 2013 it’s that Miley Cyrus is really shy, insecure, and absolutely hates showing off her body. Loosen up, girl!
5. Heidi Klum’s “I’m still hot at 40—I swear!” picture.
How sly, Heidi: posting a seemingly innocent Instagram photo at the beach with a cute little sand smiley face on your stomach. Wait, what are those things at the bottom? Oh right, your bare breasts.
6. Nick Jonas’ “I’m all grown up” picture.
Whoa, hel-l0 Nick Jonas! The former Jonas Brothers (RIP) member clearly decided he was finished with his Disney image and decided to post this Insta of his insanely fit body in July. If we wore chastity rings, we’d have tossed them out the window when this picture surfaced.
7. Lindsay Lohan’s “I’m so sultry” picture.
There’s not that much to say about this photo, which was posted in November and depicts LiLo smoking in bed with some serious sideboob. Sexy.
8. Aubrey O’Day’s “I got skinny again!” picture.
You might recall that O’Day—part of Diddy’s girl group Danity Kane—went from being super-fit to, well, quite a bit curvier in recent years (it was talked about on her former Oxygen reality show—we’re not being mean.) However, in 2013 she seriously got her body back and—naturally—has been posting nearly-naked pictures all year.
9. Behati Prinsloo’s “look how hot my fiance is” picture.
In August, model Behati Prinsloo posted this ridiculous photo of her fiance Adam Levine nearly naked in black underwear and dark shades. The caption: ”70′s porn called. It wants it’s vibe back. Immediately.” Ugh, our gym called and wants us back.
10. Lady Gaga’s Artpop preview picture.
Before her very naked V magazine cover surfaced, the same photo of Lady Gaga appeared on Instagram in a pic posted by photography duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, who shot the pop star for the magazine’s cover.
“Get ready world for our pics of @ladygaga for @vmagazine !kisses iv #artpop,” the pic was captioned.