11 Celebrities Who Totally Won the Summer in 2015

by Alex Ungerman 6:05 PM PDT, September 04, 2015
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It's been quite a summer!

The sunny months of 2015 have seen their fair share of Hollywood babies, bikinis, and breakups, along with a clearly defined roster of total winners. These celebrities weren't just cool for the summer, they, for better or worse, grabbed the sun by its rays and came out on top again, and again, and again.

Here are the 11 celebs who absolutely won summer 2015.

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1. Chris Pratt

Did you see Jurassic World?

That's almost a rhetorical question, as the record breaking box office monster has taken in over $1.6 billion worldwide, and at the center of it is our former favorite dadbod model, Chris Pratt.

Besides leading in the dinosaur movie, The LEGO Movie, and Guardians of the Galaxy, the 36-year-old actor has proven he's the most fun person to drink with, do an interview on Reddit with, AND he can braid hair to boot.

You CRUSHED the summer, Chris. Don't ever change!

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2. Jennifer Aniston

Nevermind that Jen FINALLY married Justin Theroux, after being engaged since 2012 – what this summer proved is that the Friends star can pull one over on all of Hollywood!

The wedding took place at Jennifer's Bel Air, California, home, in a secret ceremony disguised as a birthday party for Theroux, who turned 44 on Aug. 10. A source told ET that wedding plans have actually been "in the works for at least a month."

Now, after a luxurious Bora Bora honeymoon, and debuting that swoon-worthy wedding ring, Jennifer Aniston is back to work with the satisfaction that she totally destroyed the summer this year!

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3. Caitlyn Jenner

It's hard to believe that Caitlyn's now-iconic Vanity Fair cover came out in June.

In just three short months, the 65-year-old Olympian went from a reality star to a global inspiration and high-profile voice for transgender issues.

"Up until now, I have totally isolated myself from the transgender community so I have a lot of catching up to do," wrote Caitlyn in July. "I feel such a responsibility to this courageous group to try to get it right and tell all sides of the story."

We'd have to call that a pretty amazing summer.

WATCH: Caitlyn Jenner Steps Out to Celebrate New York LGBT Pride

4. Amy Schumer

We are on island time

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Despite her rising stadonr on Comedy Central, many people still didn't know who Amy Schumer was coming into the summer months. But after her major film debut with Trainwreck, along with her hilarious and thoughtful brand of comedy going viral, that has all changed very quickly.

"We thought we were making this secret feminist show and people weren't going to catch on what we were doing," Amy said at the Peabody Awards in June.

Well, they've caught on. By this point, Amy has pranked Kim and Kanye on the red carpet, accepted a UK Glamour Women of the Year Trailblazer award, and is officially writing a movie to star in with Jennifer Lawrence (WE NEED TO SEE THIS).

Oh, and she's still really, really funny too!

5. Kanye West


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Listen to the kids, bro!

This entry might be controversial, and that's fine. Kanye had a relatively sleepy summer, and we are STILL waiting on his new album SWISH. Not everyone is a fan of what Yeezy (or his famous wife) does, and some don't really consider him a winner of anything.

But that speech at the MTV Video Music Awards, had to be the most brilliant, bizarre, and interesting thing that has happened at an awards show (maybe ever!). Nevermind admitting he was high, and announcing his plans to run for president in 2020, Kanye showed us that night what he always shows us on all nights: that himself is all he can be.

Kanye at all times has a fire-breathing dragon's worth on intensity and passion right under his skin, and if we somehow forgot, we definitely know it now. And that's just awesome.

Yeezy won the summer by just being Yeezy.

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6. Taylor Swift

Awwww Kanye sent me the coolest flowers!! #KanTay2020 #BFFs

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It's almost expected that Taylor wins with everything she does. That’s not to say there haven't been missteps, but the 25-year-old pop icon just keeps finding her way to establish herself as one of the top -- if not THE TOP -- artists of our time.

From her "Bad Blood" music video, to her relationship with DJ Calvin Harris having the media wrapped around her finger, to the way she so effortlessly and intimately reaches her fans, Taylor Swift wins the summer just like she's pretty much won 2015, so far.

Taylor Swift won so hard, that her entire SQUAD is an honorable mention on this list.

"So it's gonna be forever, or it's gonna go down in flames," but for now, yeah Taylor Swift is pretty much the tops.

But there was one, however...

WATCH: Calvin Harris Gushes About Taylor Swift: I'm 'Insanely Happy' With Her

7. Nicki Minaj

My fkn baby #Dubai

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Who made Taylor Swift apologize.

She may not have gotten that Video of the Year nomination, but Nicki Minaj managed to destroy MTV, and start an important conversation about racism and body-shaming in the process.

And she knows how to pick her battles. After throwing shade at Miley Cyrus during the VMAs, her fans turned out in droves on the "Wrecking Ball" singer's Instagram commenting, "Miley, what's good?"

Her boyfriend Meek Mill may not have had as much luck in his beef with Drake, but Nicki re-established herself as a force to be reckoned with this summer.

The message: Don't do wrong by Nicki or her fans, 'cause you "don't want none!"

WATCH: Nicki Minaj Throws Epic Shade at Miley Cyrus During VMA Acceptance Speech

8. Kylie Jenner


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Did someone have a birthday this summer?

Kylie's 18th birthday party was an international celebration for the young homeowner, whose loyal group of Instagram followers have made her one of the highest profile celebrities of our time.

When Miley introduced Kylie as "like 10x more famous than me" at the VMAs she wasn't kidding. "King Kylie" is real!

Not to mention, she's got a squad of her own to rival Taylor's...

WATCH: Kylie Jenner Posts NSFW Photo Shoot on Her 18th Birthday

9. Donald Trump

On the cover of @TIME Magazine- a great honor!

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We are all our responsible for this.

The grandstanding presidential hopeful, who began the summer by making offensive remarks about Latinos and losing his partnerships with NBC and Univision, wound up becoming the highest profile Republican candidate for president and remains competitive in the polls to this day.

All the while, some of the more interesting positions the 69-year-old has taken during his campaign include supporting Kanye's run in 2020, and deciding that Heidi Klum is "no longer a 10."

For shame, all of us. For shame.

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10. Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is the queen of the UFC.

The 28-year-old ball-buster knocked out her Brazilian opponent, Bethe Correia, in just 34 seconds at the UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro in August, defending her undefeated record and title as the UFC women's bantamweight champion.

And now, Ronda has acted in movies, and become one of the most celebrated athletes in sports!

She talked to ET in March about what it was like acting with the late Paul Walker in Furious 7.

"I was only filming while he was still with us," Rousey said of Walker. "The atmosphere was very cheery and family-like and everyone was there just to help each other. He was a joy to be around and you could tell that everybody wasn’t there for themselves, they were there for each other. I'm just lucky to have been one of the last people to witness that."

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11. Christine Ouzounian (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s former nanny)


She just got a new Lexus!

Well, that about does it for the summer! For what it's worth, the season wasn't full of winners this year, and in fact there seemed to be an overload of heartbreak!

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