The 25 Hottest Celebrity Abs
It’s crunch time. Or it was, anyway, for the 25 celebs whose torsos have earned them a spot on Wonderwall’s countdown of the 2011 beach season’s best-toned abs. Whether they have rock-hard six packs or perfectly flat, fit midsections, these stars show that getting physical pays off big time. Click through to enjoy some serious
eye candy, and see who is taking home top abs honors this year.
25. Kelly Bensimon
It seems like those “Real Housewives” ladies have too much free time, but let’s hand it to Bensimon for using hers to create an enviably flat tummy.
24. Bethenny Frankel
Every since Bethenny debuted her wondrously bangin’ post-baby body, we’ve been noticing her abs. They’re in a perfect place — one more sit-up and they might look too muscular, one fewer and they might look too soft.
23. Prince Harry
Ah, the royal abs. Prince Harry may not have the rippling six pack you might dream about, but that iliac crest — the V-shaped ridge just beneath the abs — shows that this prince isn’t leaving all the physical work to the palace staff.
22. Kim Kardashian
Because so much of her physicality is — ahem — round, it’s all the more notable that she’s slim and tight where it really counts. Of course, it shouldn’t surprise you that Kim K. has flat abs. She needs to be ready at all times, you know, in case she feels a bikini moment coming on.
21. Katrina Bowden
Her hotness is a running joke on “30 Rock,” and you may be glad to know that she’s just as attractive in person. Bowden’s ab section looks especially good — and that’s saying a lot for someone who never looks bad.
20. Ricky Martin
Based on his concert attire, it’s pretty clear that Martin knows he has a good set of abs, and is happy to share them with the world. Fatherhood has done surprisingly good things for this guy.
19. Diego Boneta
If you don’t recognize the name (or the abs), then you soon will, as Boneta is starring in the upcoming musical “Rock of Ages.” If singing isn’t your thing, then just enjoy the film’s beach scenes, all of which make the most of Boneta’s tight torso.
18. The Situation
We had to give a shout-out to the Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. After all, his abs are basically his entire public persona. Hey, as long as every other “Jersey Shore” cast member is getting his own show, maybe The Situation should pitch a series specifically about his abs.
17. Hugh Jackman
He sings, he dances, he punches, he kicks and (based on this photo) he runs through the ocean spray whilst showing off his abs. Is there anything he can’t do? Aside from look bad in swim trunks?
16. Stacy Keibler
With her pro wrestling background and her stellar “Dancing With the Stars” run, some might say that Keibler’s tight torso is a by-product of her job. We think she’s just maintaining her six pack to put other women on the beach to shame.
15. Kellan Lutz
When you think about the phrase “washboard abs,” this is what you picture, right? OK, sure, they might look even better if they lost of bit of Kellan Lutz’s “Twilight” paleness, but don’t worry — he’s working on that.
14. Mario Lopez
Because who wants to watch a TV host with just so-so abs? We’d like to think that Lopez, in keeping his body in tip-top shape throughout his adult years, was just embracing his inner A.C. Slater.
10. Audrina Patridge
She doesn’t just wear a bikini to show off her boobs. Audrina also enjoys the two-piece because it showcases the wonder that is her flat, toned torso.
11. Pauly D
The Situation might be the “Jersey Shore” dude who gets all the ab-related attention — and with his shirt’s inability to stay on, why shouldn’t he? — but we say that Pauly D actually has the better body. Controversial, we know.
10. Alessandra Ambrosio
She doesn’t have an unneeded ounce of fat anywhere on her body, so should it surprise you that her abs look immaculately flat, in grand Victoria’s Secret style?
For someone who’s not a professional hula hoop-er, Shakira sure spends a whole lot of time swiveling her hips. Those gyrations add up over time, and the result is a flawless midsection. Hips may not lie, but those abs tell us that hard work pays off.
8. Lisa Rinna
Wow. Who knew that Lisa Rinna was packing such a sculpted stomach all this time? It’s no secret that she’s an attractive lady, but for a 48-year-old woman, those muscles are positively jaw-dropping. Way to outshine starlets half your age, Lisa.
7. David Beckham
As a soccer player, it makes sense that Beckham would have a toned torso. As the husband to Victoria Beckham, however, rockin’ abs are demanded. And as an international sex symbol, shirts are entirely optional.
6. Gisele Bundchen
Are tight abs any less impressive when they’re on someone required by contract to look good? Gisele has a whole staff of people trained to keep her glam and probably a small subset of them concentrating on her abs alone. All that said, those are some fine-looking abs right there.
6. Matthew McConaughey
The Matthew McC plan for abdominal fitness: surf, swim, get some sun, run (with shirt off), play with a dog wearing a bandana for a collar (again, take your shirt off), play a little hacky sack (shirt off, natch), have a brewski (why even own a shirt?) and then enjoy your perfect abs.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo
Don’t follow soccer? You’re missing out on one of the best sets of abs in the world of athletics. Cristiano Ronaldo, a striker for Real Madrid, is a stand-out player with a stand-out body and a penchant for going shirtless. Why is it, again, that you don’t like soccer?
4. Gwen Stefani
Stefani, a mother of two, has such a washboard tummy that you might guess that crunching was, like, her job or something. It’s not. She’s also a performer, singer-songwriter, fashion designer and occasional actress, so how she finds time to make her abs look that good is anybody’s guess.
3. Taylor Lautner
Sure, he’s looking down in this photo, but anyone who’s seen the “Twilight” movies — or, you know, the Internet — should recognize Lautner’s trademark abdominal muscles. After all, it was pumping up those muscles that helped Lautner keep that “Twilight” role when producers thought about re-casting with a buffer actor.
2. Joe Manganiello
What is it with these werewolves? It’s actually too bad that Manganiello is a part-time canine on “True Blood,” because his wolfy moments take away from the precious time during which he can show off his chiseled abs. Of course, prowling for prey with the rest of the pack is, evidently, a great work out.
1. Zac Efron
Do not even try to argue the point: Zac Efron has great abs. They’re the perfect complement for great hair, great skin, a great singing voice and the great muscles everywhere else on his body — but even still they stand out on his frame.