And they say Americans are modest…
It's tough to write a list of the sexy stars who've generously given us plenty of eye candy this year without making it all about the Kardashian-Jenner clan, but we promise you, 2016 was filled with So. Many. Hot. People.
Lovely ladies like the aforementioned reality stars and models like Gigi Hadid and Ashley Graham have been flaunting their assets all over social media, magazine covers, and runways, while buff dudes like Baywatch's Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron and former boy bander Nick Jonas have left us practically drooling over their biceps (and everything else).
We're not arguing with these confident celebs, and neither should you -- that's why we're looking back at 14 of the biggest ones:
1. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
We could've easily settled for all of the gym and behind-the-scenes Baywatch shots that Dwayne graced us with this year, but seeing the People cover after he was named 2016's Sexiest Man Alive? That was truly icing on the (sugar-free) cake.
Even his incredibly jacked co-star Zac Efron (who obviously makes this list -- keep reading!) is impressed by The Rock's fit focus. "[Dwayne's] getting less sleep than I am, and he already did a post on Instagram at 5:30, doing the most ridiculous leg day you've ever seen," he told Men's Fitness. "He's reached nirvana -- muscle nirvana."
So, we leave you with this view:
After being up and working for approximately 23hrs straight.. all I got left is ✌🏾️and my nerdy aqua power socks. What an epic nonstop 24hrs for #MOANA. Grateful for EVERYONE who joined me. A true TEAM EFFORT and we all share in the success. Unfortunately what we don't all share is this bottle of Don Julio REAL that's waiting for me on this bird. Luv U back LA and now on my way back to the ATL to jump back into #Jumanji production. #24HourBlitz #EnergyKeptHighYetCalm #TequilaAwaits ✌🏾️
2. Khloe Kardashian
The youngest of the Kardashian sisters has been proudly showing off her hard-earned 35-pound weight loss for a couple of years now, but in 2016, Khloe's hotness was off the charts. Her daily wardrobe was never complete without a skintight bodysuit and bootylicious jeans, while her nighttime attire included plenty of skin -- but none were as jaw-dropping as the low-cut pink House of CB latex dress she donned for Scott Disick's Vegas birthday party in May. We even got plenty of shots of her famous behind -- and not all of them were covered up -- but it's her latest photo shoot that will get even more people talking: a cat-suit clad cover of GQ Germany's January issue.
3. Nick Jonas
Three words: Men's Fitness cover. Sorry, four: yowza!
4. Kim Kardashian
2016 was the year Kim freed the nipple! Following very public proclamations to lose the baby weight she gained while pregnant with now 1-year-old son Saint, the mom of two shed 60 pounds to reach her pre-baby weight of 135 in May. After that, we saw a lot of Kim's bod, thanks to a penchant for sheer attire, especially during trips to Mexico, Miami Beach and New York City. Listen, when you know you look good… you wear a see-through galactic dress and post nearly naked photos on Instagram.
5. Gigi Hadid
The blond beauty has been killing it in the fashion world since she was signed to IMG Models three years ago, but in 2016 , she truly became a supermodel. Gigi appeared in so many worldwide Fashion Week shows, it became tough to find a major label she didn’t walk for, and she even came to households nationwide as co-host of the American Music Awards in November. But her biggest -- and sexiest -- moment of all? Her second Victoria's Secret Fashion Show appearance, namely that strappy black get-up.
We weren't the only ones looking forward to her runway prowess in Paris, France -- so was Gigi. "I am so excited to be here. I cannot even contain myself," she told ET's Kevin Frazier while getting ready for the highly-anticipated show backstage. "I have been a fan of the show since I was a kid. This is my second year, but I do not think it will ever stop feeling like a dream come true. It is literally the greatest."
6. Zac Efron
Must we show you that Baywatch trailer again? Johnson's revival co-star is so buff, you could bounce a quarter off any part of him, and it would probably fly further than a homerun ball. We were going to write more words about him, but honestly, between Baywatch sneak peeks and his shirtless Neighbors 2 scenes, we've been rendered speechless. Seriously, dude's got an 8-pack. There might even be 10 packs there.
7. Ryan Reynolds
We know you still haven't quite recovered from the straight-up swoonfest that was Ryan shirtless in Blade: Trinity, but we promise, he's only gotten better with age. Not only was Deadpool the funniest superhero flick to come out this year (if not ever), he was hot AF and showing off his chest as often as he slung one-liners. Blake Lively, you are one lucky, lucky lady.
8. Kylie Jenner
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is such a presence on social media -- and quite possibly a bigger fan of the figure-flaunting selfie than her big sis, Kim -- that it's very difficult to pick just one moment from her year of lip kit dominance. That being said, our jaws dropped when Kylie re-created Christina Aguilera's "dirrty" days for Halloween -- and then again for Xtina's early birthday celebrations in December. But the sultry pics didn't stop at Snapchat -- she now has her own official 2017 calendar, which was shot by none other than Terry Richardson. It's stupid sexy and so very, very Kylie.
9. Chrissy Teigen
The queen of leg-baring dresses (sorry, Angelina) just had her and John Legend's daughter, Luna, in April, yet Chrissy (a major foodie!) has spent most of the year in her beloved crop tops, dresses with very little coverage, and plenty of BFF Kim Kardashian-approved sheer material. Seriously, this is what she looked like 10 days after giving birth. Welp, we'll just give up now, because there's only one woman who can look like that and wear an LBD with two waist-high slits. Well played, Chrissy. Well played.
10. Ashley Graham
This was a year of top-notch career firsts for Ashley. In February, she became the first plus-size model to land the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Then in December, she scored her first British Vogue cover. In between, she’s bared plenty of skin in cleavage-baring red carpet ensembles and showed off her curves in sultry Instagram selfies. Body confidence? Yeah, this girl has it for days.
"I'm trying to change how women think about themselves. Some people just don't get it," she said of her mission to help others in Self magazine's October issue. "I've been denied jobs because I was too big. I've also been denied jobs because I was too small. At the end of the day, I'm never going to conform to what anybody wants. This is my body; I'm happy in it."
11. John Krasinski
If you still think of John as Jim from The Office, holy crap do you need to take another look at him. The actor bulked up for his role in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, and we would like to thank him for it. His wife, Emily Blunt, probably does, too.
"Totally selfishly, [sex] is so much better for me being jacked," the 36-year-old actor -- who welcomed his second child with Emily this summer -- told ELLE magazine. "Because you feel so much more confident and you see yourself as this much more sexual person, which is really fun."
The newlywed and second-time mom-to-be has never shied away from showing a little skin, and this year was no exception. The "1, 2 Step" singer made smokin' hot turns in Fergie's "M.I.L.F. Money" video and the Love advent calendar, but nothing was as sizzlin' as her GRAMMYs appearance in February, where she just barely avoided a wardrobe malfunction in her floor-length Alexandre Vauthier gown featuring a totally exposed left leg. Slay, mama, slay!
13. Calvin Harris
Sure, the Scottish DJ-producer split from Taylor Swift earlier this year, but he's not crying over it -- he's hitting the gym hardcore and showing off his hard work in itty bitty blue speedos and tighty whities. Sure, he may be crying there, but who cares when he looks like this.
14. Margot Robbie
The Australian actress has had a year! Tongues wagged over her two big budget films, The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad, but it was her real-life sartorial style we couldn't get enough of. She nailed every look on her promotional tour for Suicide Squad, but she brought out her animal instincts for Vogue's June issue and looked like a total goddess in a bold gold Tom Ford sequin dress at the Oscars in February. Margot is clearly here to stay -- and she looks damn good while she's at it!
In need of even more hotness? Click through our gallery of Hollywood's hottest shirtless men to get all the sexiness you need. Happy holidays (wink)!
- Ashley Graham
- Margot Robbie
- Calvin Harris
- Gigi Hadid
- Zac Efron
- Ryan Reynolds
- Kylie Jenner
- Kim Kardashian
- Khloe Kardashian
- John Krasinski
- Joe Jonas
- Dwayne Johnson
- Chrissy Teigen