The glossy’s annual nude photo shoot began in 2009 by featuring four stars, not only to share the natural beauty of the body, but to also address self-esteem. This year’s batch of stripped-down stars join alumnae like Padma Lakshmi, Kaley Cuoco, Maria Menounos, and Naya Rivera, to name a few.
The stars each revealed the body parts that they love, their opinions on body doubles, and even shared what parts made them feel self-conscious. “I never could have done this when I was 25—no way,” Driver told the magazine. “All I saw then were the flaws. I still see the flaws, but I see what’s great more—and I’ve got a banging body.”
The shoot was extra special for Bell and Tatum, as both recently gave birth to daughters. “I was terribly frightened that I would feel like a schlub and not at all beautiful,” Bell explained about her pregnancy. “When I looked in the mirror, I saw Cindy Crawford…I talk a big game about being comfortable no matter my size. I wanted to put my money where my mouth was.”
While some serious gym time and diet adjustments contributed to the final result, we have to give kudos to the lovely ladies who were confident in showing some serious skin and pushing everyone to be braver when it comes to their own bodies. Whatever your opinion on nudity, everyone should be comfortable in their own skin.