This year was many things, but it was definitely not lacking in an abundance of hot people.
It seems that plenty of celebrities and mortals alike found plenty of time to carefully craft selfies and snapshots which managed to accentuate and advertise their hotness — otherwise known as creating a “thirst-trap.”
Naturally, in the midst of all the end-of-year retrospectives, I found it necessary to look back on the most memorable of these thirst-traps, so that we can all carry the knowledge into our 2017 selfies and sext messages. After all, what better excuse for gazing upon the impressively-sculpted forms of so many of our favorite cultural icons?
From Kim K’s vacation photos to Ariel Winter’s entire Instagram feed, here are some of the lusty traps we all fell victim to in 2016:
1. Ariel Winter
This Modern Family darling took her #YearoftheAss hashtag seriously and delivered plenty of thirst-worthy snapshots throughout 2016. From bikini butt photos, to tasteful side-boob, Winter made it abundantly clear this year that she was a force of hotness to be reckoned with — and that she was newly single.
2. Kim Kardashian
Who could forget the most important selfie of the year: Kim K’s naked, censored bathroom snapshot. It was as though we turned our heads for one minute, and Kim was like, “Nuh-uh. Look over here, y’all,” and graced us with yet another glimpse of her goodies.
3. Britney Spears
Britney’s Instagram account isn’t necessarily known for being full of thirst traps, but, as we at Berry have previously reported, Britney has been flashing some major leg this year — and with good reason. Brit’s shapely stems are definitely worthy of our thirst, as is her impressive balance and flexibility.
4. Kylie Jenner
Much like her sister Kim, Kylie’s Instagram is full of blatant thirst-traps — however, some traps stand out above the rest. This topless photo with boyfriend Tyga was one of those snapshots, and was allegedly posted in honor of the rapper’s birthday (although it obviously benefited Kylie’s more than anyone else).
5. Jay Pharaoh
Everyone was collectively taken aback and intrigued when Jay Pharaoh casually shared this shirtless gym selfie. The comedian’s unexpected abs and pecs definitely had fans drooling instead of laughing.
6. Calvin Harris
Hey, remember when Calvin Harris dealt with Taylor Swift dumping him by casually showing off his impressive abdomen (and package) in an underwear photoshoot? Well, I do. And it was simultaneously one of the highs/lows of the year.
7. Emily Ratajkowski
I guess when you make a living being a professional hot person, it should come as no surprise when your social media is littered with your own thirst-traps. Such is the case with Emily Ratajkowski, whose Instagram contains so many half-naked photos that it was honestly difficult to choose just one for this list.
8. Orlando Bloom
In addition to being Katy Perry’s latest suitor, Orlando Bloom made headlines (more or less) this year when photos surfaced of the actor paddleboarding while nude. The impressive shadow created by Bloom’s censored genitals was enough to pique everyone’s attention (and invade their fantasies) for a few days.
9. Nicki Minaj
Nicki has never been shy about her *ahem* assets, but this selfie definitely highlighted the rapper’s knack for delivering the ultimate thirst-trap. The high-end lingerie is a nice touch, also.
I’m not sure why Usher felt the need to produce these racy Snapchats during one of his April showers, but let’s just say that very little was left to the imagination (even though the singer attempted to be coy by covering his junk with a shocked emoji).
11. Jennifer Lopez
In case you were wondering, J. Lo is still looking fine, thank you very much. In fact, she blessed us with this side-boob selfie last month in order to remind us all of this very fact.
12. Kendall Jenner
Kendall has always been a proponent of “freeing the nipple” on Instagram, so it’s no surprise that her thirst-trap involved some rather cheeky boob censorship — specifically, a shot of her chest in a sheer top, with pizza slice emoji placed suggestively over her nipples. Subtle, Kendall. Very subtle.
13. Khloé Kardashian
Khloé has been kicking ass and taking names this year, so it’s no surprise that her sexy (and inspiring) ab selfie garnered some considerable attention. Sure, it’s clearly a thirst-trap ploy — but, hey, it’s also an excellent example of fitness goals, so why criticize?