2012 saw its fair share of celebrities showing off their sexy curves in bikinis at the beach (and one-piece suits as well), but which stars were the sexiest of all?

Some were snapped by the paps, while others discovered the magic of Instagram and shared photos nearly every time they went, minimally clothed for some sun, sand & surf.

Stars like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna seemed to post their sexy shots the most, while supermodel Bar Refaeli shared lots of photos with her fans.

Britney Spears got her bod back to its rockin' old form; while Stephanie Seymour, 44, and Daisy Fuentes, 46, proved they never lost theirs and look magnificent (especially Fuentes, who rocks a thong on page 14.

But sadly, there were several stars who went TMI on us.

Yes, we're talking about stars like Gisele Bundchen, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Jessica Simpson. In any other year they would be fantastic additions, however Gisele was spotted sporting an 'any day now' baby bump and Dewan-Tatum and Simpson just this past weekend showed off their buns-in-the-oven in bikinis.

Sorry folks, we're not ones for seeing pregnant women in bikinis. A pregnant woman in a bikini is only sexy to one person (aside from a few weirdos out there) -- the guy who put the baby in there.

Regardless, here's a quick rundown (no, actually it's pretty long) of our favorite bikini bods of 2012, and we look forward to another skinful year in 2013! Happy New Year!


Joanna Krupa of The Real Housewives of Miami




Miranda Kerr





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