Hottest celebrity bikini bodies of 2018

The year 2018 was the hottest year yet for several stars who stripped down and bared their beach bodies. Whether it was dangerously revealing bikinis or curve-hugging one-pieces, these Hollywood celebs had no trouble finding the nearest camera to proudly unveil their sizzling styles and provide some shore-side inspirations for fans dreaming of endless summers. … Continue reading “Hottest celebrity bikini bodies of 2018”

The year 2018 was the hottest year yet for several stars who stripped down and bared their beach bodies.

Whether it was dangerously revealing bikinis or curve-hugging one-pieces, these Hollywood celebs had no trouble finding the nearest camera to proudly unveil their sizzling styles and provide some shore-side inspirations for fans dreaming of endless summers.

After breaking a major sweat while narrowing down our list, check out some of our favorite snaps from 2018:

Aubrey Evans

(Playboy model Aubrey Evans flaunted her toned figure on the set of her 138 Water photoshoot where she draped her curves over a classic car for the campaign. — Splash)

Elizabeth Hurley

(At age 53, Elizabeth Hurley isn’t shy about celebrating her figure. The brunette British beauty, who made a major splash as a sought-after model and career during the ‘90s and 2000s, unveiled her itsy bitsy bikini from her swimwear line on Instagram. For more photos of Hurley, visit — Instagram)

Susan Lucci

Susan Lucci went viral after photos of her on the beach surfaced online in February. The “All My Children” icon, 71, stirred even more headlines this year when she stunned in unretouched swimsuit snaps for Harper’s Bazaar. (Justice Apple)

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi revealed why #NationalBikiniDay is one Instagram holiday we should always mark on our calendars. For more photos of Lakshmi, visit <a data-cke-saved-href="" href=""></a>. (Instagram)

Emily Ratajkowski

Model and former "Blurred Lines" star Emily Ratajkowski showcased a very revealing swimsuit for a sultry social media snap. For more photos of Ratajkowski, visit <a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"></a>. (Instagram)

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio got some sand between her toes, making time for a trip out to the beach in Malibu. The Victoria’s Secret supermodel donned a black bikini, absorbing as much sunlight as possible. <a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"><strong>MORE: THANK GOD ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO DIDN’T GO BLONDE</strong></a> (

Jessie James Decker

Country crooner Jessie James Decker stepped out in Miami showing off her slim and toned physique for a new South Beach Diet campaign. (South Beach Diet)

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid, who recently rang in her 22nd birthday, enjoyed a day in the sun in a bubblegum-pink bikini. "Just a few more minutes of Vitamin D before the cold please," the model captioned her sexy pic. (Instagram)

Eiza Gonzalez

Actress Eiza Gonzalez flaunted her toned physique on Instagram while visiting South Africa. (Instagram)

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez made sure to soak up the sun during the sizzling season and even took time to admire her famous assets. — Instagram

Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo unveiled a red-hot look this year when she hit the waves, but not before striking a pose for the ‘gram. For more photos of Culpo, visit <a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"></a>.

Rachel McCord

Model Rachel McCord stunned photographers during a photoshoot for Voir Eyewear in Los Angeles. (Splash)

Kara Del Toro

GUESS Girl and former Carl’s Jr. star Kara Del Toro wasn’t shy about letting the world know she’s one proud sun worshipper. For more photos of Del Toro, visit <a data-cke-saved-href="" href=""></a>.

Candice Swanepoel 

Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel, who gave birth to baby number two in June, unveiled her heavenly features during the wintry season while on the beach in Miami. (Splash)

Iskra Lawrence

British model Iskra Lawrence wore a blue swimsuit during a photo shoot in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Splash)

Kim Kardashian

Reality TV star and mom of three Kim Kardashian has zero issues soaking up the sun while on a beach getaway. For more photos of Kardashian, visit <a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank"></a>. (Instagram)

Danielle Herrington

Danielle Herrington made a splash this year when she landed the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit in February of this year. The model is expected to appear in the coveted magazine again in 2019. (Sports Illustrated)

Kate Upton

Before Kate Upton welcomed a baby girl in late November, she revealed the new Yamamay Summer Collection 2018. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl proudly showed off the Italian lingerie and beach wear’s designs for the sizzling season as she hit the beach in Miami with photographer Giampaolo Sgura. (Splash)

Post Malone’s custom-made barbed wire Crocs sell out in minutes

Post Malone proved Crocs are still in style.

The rapper teamed up with the footwear company to create a colorful custom pattern for slip-on shoes, which sold out in 10 minutes after going on sale on Tuesday.

The “Better Now” singer's Crocs design features bright yellow shoes with barbed wire graphics — a nod to the barbed wire tattoo he has sprawled across the top of his forehead.


NBC Miami reported people lined up at the Grapevine Mills Mall to purchase the limited pair of shoes.

The company tweeted that the shoes were sold out.

Post Malone’s stylist, Catherine Hahn, told Page Six that the rapper loved wearing Crocs and he can make them look cool.


Post Malone, whose birth name is Austin Richard Post, 23, was also spotted wearing the clogs after a small jet he was flying on blew out two tires and had to make an emergency landing in August.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for You can follow her at @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

Kendall Jenner named 2018’s highest-paid model

Kendall Jenner is the highest-paid model of 2018 for the second year in a row, according to Forbes.

The magazine released its annual list with the KarJenner sibling taking the top spot with $22.5 million in estimated earnings from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018.

She ranked first last year as well, toppling Gisele Bundchen, who had held the coveted spot since 2002.

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In addition to appearing in numerous magazines and runways, Jenner scored lucrative deals with fashion and beauty giants like Adidas, Calvin Klein, Estee Lauder, Longchamp and more.

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Karlie Kloss, founder of Kode With Klossy and the new host of "Project Runway," came in second with $13 million. Chrissy Teigen and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley tied at third with $11.5 million.

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Cara Delevingne and Bundchen both placed fifth with $10 million, followed by Gigi Hadid in seventh at $9.5 million. Younger sister Bella tied with Joan Smalls, with both earning $8.5 million. Rounding out the list is Dutch model and former Victoria's Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes at $8 million.

Meghan Markle breaks royal tradition again at British Fashion Awards

Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards on Monday wearing a sleek one-shoulder black Givenchy dress — but it was her nail color that made headlines.

The Duchess of Sussex appeared at the awards show to present her wedding dress designer and Givenchy’s artistic director, Clare Waight Keller, the British Womenswear Designer of the Year award. Markle styled her baby bump-hugging velvet black dress with gold bracelets, metallic Tamara Mellon sandals and dark nail polish.


Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018. (Getty Images)

Her dark-colored nails caught many people’s attention because, although it’s not an official protocol, it’s widely known Queen Elizabeth II does not approve of colorful nail polish on members of the royal family, U.K.’s OK! Magazine previously reported.

Fake or colored nails are reportedly seen as “vulgar” in the royal family and wearing a more neutral shade is part of the royal etiquette.

Meghan Markle broke from royal tradition by wearing dark nail polish. (Getty Images)

Essie revealed the queen’s hairdresser sent the nail polish brand a letter in 1989 requesting the shade “Ballet Slippers,” a pale pink color with a sheer finish.

“[It’s] the only color Her Majesty would wear,” the brand stated.


Aside from the occasional red nail polish on her toes, Kate Middleton is usually seen donning neutral nail shades, following the unofficial protocol that’s been put in place.

Markle is known to make bold fashion choices that do not follow the royal protocol. She made headlines last November when she and Prince Harry stepped out for a photocall following their engagement announcement and was seen without nude tights. The royal family has a policy of women wearing pantyhose at official engagements.

“I would say that’s really the only hard, steadfast rule in terms of what the queen requires,” royal expert Victoria Arbiter said.

Meghan Markle broke from royal tradition by exposing her shoulders during the Trooping of Colour ceremony. (AP)


The Duchess of Sussex was first spotted with pantyhose at a party for Prince Charles’ 70th birthday in May, just days after she tied the knot.

Markle also broke royal protocol when she wore a Carolina Herrera dress that exposed her shoulders at her first Trooping the Colour. The tradition is for royal members to wear dresses that cover their shoulders.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam

Bettie Page’s ‘lost years’ revealed in ‘treasure trove’ of unseen letters and photos

Legendary pinup Bettie Page, who heated up the ‘50s with her racy good girl gone bad snaps and became a target of anti-pornography investigators, passed away on Dec. 11, 2008 — but now a new book is unveiling a new side to the Playboy Playmate.

Tori Rodriguez is the co-author of the recently released Bettie Page: The Lost Years,” which delves into the model's life after she retired in 1957, which includes an on-again, off-again struggle with mental illness. The book also features never-before-seen photos, as well as letters from 1949 to 2000, detailing Page’s life behind closed doors as she aged.

Rodriguez, who also manages the late star’s official social media sites and blog, told Fox News she was introduced to Page’s nephew Rob Brem, a musician living in Bakersfield, Calif., through CMG Worldwide, which manages the cover girl's image. Brem soon revealed he possessed hundreds of photos and 29 letters between his late mother Goldie Jane Page, the icon’s beloved sister, and Page. The star herself never had children.

Goldie (left) and her sister Bettie in 1951. (From "Bettie Page: The Lost Years," courtesy of Ron Brem’s archives.)

Goldie passed away in 2004 at age 78.

“Goldie went to great lengths to preserve these letters and photos," Rodriguez explained. “Goldie died before Bettie, so Ron had tons of belongings that she left behind. He just got around to going through some of that stuff a few years ago, and that’s when he turned up this treasure trove of letters and photos.”

Goldie, like her famous sister, was an aspiring model and actress. But unlike Page, Goldie was a burlesque performer before she settled into new roles of housewife and art teacher in 1956. It was actually at a nightclub during a strip teasing gig where Goldie met her soon-to-be husband. Goldie eventually hung up her pasties and focused on motherhood.

Goldie Page was a burlesque performer before she became a wife and mother. (From "Bettie Page: The Lost Years," courtesy of Ron Brem’s archives.)

“They were incredibly close,” said Rodriguez. “It’s almost like they were twins. They looked alike, they were close in age, had pretty much the same interests and learned how to pose together. They both wanted to be models.

(From "Bettie Page: The Lost Years," courtesy of Ron Brem’s archives.)

“Ron had talked about that there was a bit of a rivalry there in terms of modeling. He said Bettie would get a bit jealous when photographers would pay more attention to Goldie on shoots. And that Goldie was jealous of Bettie’s growing popularity in the modeling world. But overall, they were very supportive of each other.”

Page stuck with modeling — and it paid off. The New York Times reported that after posing in bondage for brother-sister photographers Irving and Paula Klaw, as well as in titillating swimwear for Bunny Yeager, her big break was when Playboy featured her wearing a Santa hat and not much else in January 1955. Page became the most famous pinup of the post-World War II era, a centerfold on a million locker doors and garage walls.

And then at the height of her fame, Page vanished for three decades. In her later years, Page famously never wanted to be photographed. And when she was the subject of a documentary that was released posthumously titled "Bettie Page Reveals All," only her Tennessee drawl is heard.

Rodriguez said that throughout Page’s life, she stayed in touch with Goldie. In Page’s letters to her sibling, she confessed to struggling with the idea of getting older.

Bettie Page (upper right) with her family in 1970. (From "Bettie Page: The Lost Years," courtesy of Ron Brem’s archives.)

“She did have a problem with the weight that she gained as she aged, and just aging in general,” explained Rodriguez. “… If you look at what happened to Bettie in particular as she aged… She was having more frequent psychotic breaks, she would develop this terrible arthritis throughout her life, she was having lots of other health issues and health scares. And so, you understand why someone would think, ‘My God, if this is aging, to hell with it.'

“… She would plainly state that ‘I’ve been so depressed I ate everything in sight.’ Things like that. So she’s clearly stating that she was an emotional eater. Another thing I wonder about is antipsychotic drugs are very well-known to have weight gain as a side-effect. And so, I’m really curious about whether and how much it affected her weight. I don’t know if that was common knowledge back then. She might not have had the awareness, that it could be affecting her weight.”

Bettie Page in New York City, circa 1951. — From "Bettie Page: The Lost Years," courtesy of Ron Brem’s archives.

Throughout Page’s disappearance, fans had previously speculated she was living in a mobile home, killed in a car accident, taken down by the mob or even joined a convent. In 1996, the Chicago Tribune reported the speculation had grown so intense that Penthouse magazine offered a $1,000 reward to anyone who could prove she was dead or alive.

In private, Page was suffering from a breakdown during a time when mental illness wasn’t as widely discussed or understood as it is today.

Bettie Page for Confidential Advertising. (Getty)

Time magazine reported that in January 1972, then-husband Harry Lear alleged she was running through a ministry retreat in Boca Raton waving a .22-caliber pistol and shouting about the "retributions of God.” Then in April of that year, Lear claimed Page, who was allegedly holding a knife, forced him and his two children to pray before a portrait of Jesus.

The magazine added Page was charged with breach of the peace and confined in Jackson Memorial for four months. Then in October 1972, she recommitted herself and spent another six months, part of it reportedly under suicide watch.

In 1972, Page attacked her landlord with a knife and was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Time shared Page was found not guilty by reasons of insanity. In 1980, she was sentenced to five years’ confinement at Patton State Hospital. Then in 1982, she was accused of attacking another landlady. She stayed at Patton State Hospital until 1992. While in confinement, Page said she had hoped to express her remorse.

Bettie Page mugshot. — Splash

“In her time, there was a strong stigma around mental health, particularly with severe mental illness like schizophrenia,” said Rodriguez. “… It was just not talked about. I even brought it up in the book that Bettie never says, ‘I was diagnosed with schizophrenia.’ She never mentions that world. She talks about a nervous strain and emotional turmoil, those sorts of things. … But she definitely does have this paranoid schizophrenia that she was said to be diagnosed with.”

The New York Times reported that for years, Page lived on Social Security benefits. And despite her mental health anguish, Page, who converted to Christianity in 1958, relied on her faith and immersed herself in Bible studies. The newspaper added that in her later years, she lived on the proceeds of her revival, which had reached a cult-like status. Rodriguez said that despite her initial shame of being recognized as a sex symbol, she later came to terms with it.

Bettie Page’s early modeling photo. (From "Bettie Page: The Lost Years," courtesy of Ron Brem’s archives.)

“She herself said in an interview that she got rid of her pinup costumes that she had made by hand,” said Rodriguez. “… But then, she came to some peace with it.”

And it was her legions of fans that helped Page not only accept her fame but appreciate it.

Bettie Page (left) in 1961. (From "Bettie Page: The Lost Years," courtesy of Ron Brem’s archives.)

“In a letter to Goldie, she talks about having seen herself on TV and she talks about her biography that was about to come out and things like that,” said Rodriguez. “The thing she really emphasizes is how much she appreciates her fans. She really enjoyed the attention of fans in her later years.”

Rodriguez hopes her book will help readers realize that despite the many ups and downs Page endured, both privately and publicly, she was a woman with dreams of a brighter future.

Bettie Page in 1955. (Getty)

“She struggled with a lot of the same issues other people are faced with,” said Rodriguez. “But she always maintained this stubborn optimism in the face of everything that life threw her way… Even through multiple hospitalizations and years of poverty and disappointment, she still got back up and hoped for more. She always kept planning a new path for herself.”

In late 2008 Page was hospitalized for three weeks with pneumonia before she suffered a heart attack and was transferred in a coma at Kindred Hospital in Los Angeles. She died there at age 85.

Josie Canseco recalls Victoria’s Secret audition mishap: ‘I had one job’

Josie Canseco is grateful she had the chance to spread her wings this year.

The 22-year-old daughter of former MLB star Jose Canseco recently walked on Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time, a year after her audition for the 2017 edition turned out far from a home run.

“I had one job, and that was to walk,” she told The New York Post, adding her heel snagged on a carpet, resulting her to trip. “I couldn’t even do that! I laughed it off, though. I’m really good at laughing at myself.”

When it came to this year’s audition, Canseco told the outlet she was armed with more physical and emotional endurance, which helped her at one point when she and other models were kept waiting for hours. Still, Canseco refused to complain because she wanted to make her mark at this year’s show.

“I was honored to be sitting there with all these girls,” said Canseco. “Everyone was so excited and rooting for each other and smacking each other’s butts. I was like, ‘I’ll sit here forever.’”

The executives were impressed by Canseco’s determination. The blonde beauty revealed she burst into tears when her agent told her she was officially on this year’s lineup as a Victoria’s Secret model. She spilled the news to her mother, her boyfriend and her father last.

Canseco is aware her father Jose has developed a controversial reputation both on and off the field. The New York Post detailed he was initially arrested for reckless driving, weapons possession, domestic violence against her mom (then-wife Jessica), aggravated battery in a bar fight and probation violations.

Jose Canseco, daughter Josie and then-wife Jessica. — Getty

The former outfielder retired in 2003. That should have been the end of Jose stirring headlines as the bad boy of baseball, but it wasn’t.

The paper added that in 2005, he published a tell-all titled “Juiced” where he admitted to taking steroids and outed other players. At the time, Jose claimed he received death threats as a result of his book. Then in 2008, he lost his Encino, California home to foreclosure. That same year, he was sentenced to 12 months’ probation on a drug charge. Then in 2012, he declared bankruptcy.

Canseco currently lives in Las Vegas and sporadically plays for independent league teams.

Josie is the only child of Jose and Jessica, who were married from 1996 until 1999. Canseco, who was raised in Los Angeles, attended a performing arts school and trained as a dancer. During her teen years, she pursed modeled and by age 17, she signed with Next Models.

“I love my dad and I am proud of where I come from,” she explained. “Growing up, there was a lot of pressure to live up to certain expectations and money as if I was rich and stuff. It was a bit of a facade. I didn’t want people to know the struggle because it was out of my power — for example, the bankruptcy or [times] he was arrested.”

“It’s public news my dad was up and down financially,” she added. “He was like, ‘Josie, I’m telling you, don’t blow all your money and think you need a [pricey] bag.’”

Around this time, Canseco fell in love with rapper Mike Stud. The 30-year-old’s father also played baseball at the college level.

Canseco credited Stud (Michael Seander) for motivating her over the years.

“This is, [I’m] 99 percent [sure], the guy I am going to end up being with for the rest of my life, which is crazy to think about because we’ve been together since [I was] 18,” said Canseco.

And while Canseco proudly walked down the runway for Victoria’s Secret this year, she isn’t in a hurry to walk down the aisle.  For now, she said, she’s enjoying her flight to success. Her next big dream is to be on the cover of American Vogue.

“I’m grateful for everything I went through,” she said. “We learn from the hardships.”

Canseco stirred headlines in 2016 when she was named Playboy’s Playmate of the Month and stripped down for a racy pic.

At the time, Canseco shared she wanted to make a name for herself.

“I’m so over people asking, ‘Are you related to the baseball player?” Canseco told Playboy. “My family name has a lot of talk behind it. I believe one of my biggest achievements to date is maintaining my career and image through all the chaos.”

Canseco had a brief stint in the reality TV world when she appeared opposite her mother on Lifetime’s “The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition” alongside Heidi Montag and Courtney Stodden.

“I didn’t learn anything surprising about myself, because I didn’t want to be a reality star,” Canseco explained to the men’s lifestyle magazine about her experience with the series. “I’m actually a weird, goofy and friendly person. Giving in to drama simply isn’t me.”

Back in 2016, Canseco told Fox News that she always had her sights on modeling — and she had plenty of support along the way.

“… I just think I’ve always had a look that people would come up to me and my mom and go, ‘Oh, she should do modeling.’ ‘She should do this.’ ‘She should do acting.’ ‘She should be in the entertainment industry,’” explained Canseco. “[And] my mother was a model growing up. it was just something that was kind of accessible to me in a way.”

Canseco also revealed she has always been inspired by ‘60s French sex symbol Brigitte Bardot.

“… She has this sex appeal, but she has some class to her look,” said Canseco on why she admired the now-84-year-old actress. “There’s something about her, like her energy and her pictures and her art — that really inspires me. Obviously, I’ve never had the chance to actually meet her, but I think she’s just a beautiful soul. And I love her image and I love her confidence.”

French film star Brigitte Bardot — Getty

Canseco added she was thankful that in 2015 Vogue listed her as one of nine rising models to look out for.

“It’s an honor to be named any kind of rising model, any kind of someone to look forward to by Vogue,” she said. “Obviously, Vogue is Vogue. It’s such an honor to be named by them. And it really motivates me to show people that what they’re saying is true. It really pushes me to… prove people wrong. That I can be one of the next rising models, the next household name, someone that everyone’s talking about who is such a huge inspiration. It was an honor. it really was.”

Ed Sheeran responds to controversy that he was underdressed while performing with Beyoncé

Singer Ed Sheeran responded to social media criticism that he was underdressed compared to Beyoncé when the two performed together on Sunday and sparked a debate about double standards.

Social media users were sent into a frenzy after Sheeran and Beyoncé sung a duet together at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg. The “Shape of You” singer donned a black T-shirt with jeans, while the “Drunk in Love” crooner wowed in a pink gown. Social media users immediately debated on Sheeran’s outfit choice.

“Ed Sheeran is a 27 year old man the fact we’ve enabled him to feel OK to dress like this at all, let alone next to Beyoncé really boils my p—,” a social media user wrote.

“I get this. Even though I appreciate good musicians in normal clothes the double standard is ridiculous … what is expected of female vs male artists,” a tweet read.

“This photo is very representative of what we expect from men and women at the top of their game, isn’t it?” a social media user tweeted.

Sheeran took the criticism in stride and addressed it in his Instagram story. He shared the title of an article that said people were angry with his outfit choice. He then shared a photo of his shirt with the hashtag #dresstoimpress and “swipe up to ‘get the look.’”

Despite the criticism, a number of social media users pointed out that Sheeran often chooses a more casual look for his shows and appearances.

“It ain’t that deep, Beyoncé likes showing off her outfits, always has, while Ed Sheeran is a casual guy who wears casual outfits no matter the circumstance, quit making everything a gender issue in our society it’s the reason there are so many issues in the first place,” a social media user pointed out.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for You can follow her at @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

Winnie Harlow defends ‘America’s Next Top Model’ comments

Former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Winnie Harlow defended her recent comments slamming the reality television show lack of impact on her modeling career.

Harlow, who recently walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, responded to a fan’s comment on Instagram saying her previous remarks about how the show “didn’t really do anything” to advance her career wasn’t "shade" toward host Tyra Banks.

“It has nothing to do with being ungrateful, and more over [sic] nothing to do with ‘shade’ to Tyra,” the 24-year-old said. “She was the first person of higher status to make me feel like I could be a model and not only am I grateful for that, it’s something I’ll never forget.”

Harlow said she received no job offers after her stint on “America’s Next Top Model” because of the “reality TV stigma.”

“Once I realized that I stopped talking about it and grew my work base in Europe. Out there I was known by the first big campaign I did for a brand called Desigual. That’s just my truth,” Harlow said. “That’s what I was told by agencies and it was, unfortunately, something I didn’t know before I accepted the offer for the show.”

“I understand people know me and have seen me on ANTM, but I never really talk about it because my goal is to always be honest but never to bash anyone’s empire,” she wrote.

Harlow said she stood by her previous comments.

“My truth is, I stand by what I said and I say it because I don’t want girls thinking it’s a jump start to a modelling [sic] career because of me,” she continued. “I learned that the best thing to do to become a model and to be taken seriously is to take plain head shots and find a reputable modelling [sic] agency.”

She concluded by saying she was grateful for “every experience I have to learn and grow.”

Harlow appeared on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” in May and said photographer Nick Knight helped push her modeling career forward.

“[My success] started after the show, ’cause that really didn’t do anything for my career. Which, it doesn’t do anything for any model’s career, realistically,” she said.

Banks also appeared on Cohen's show last week and said she has “nothing but love” her all her former contestants.

“I discovered her on Instagram and she [was] on this show, so what do you think that means?” Banks said. “I have nothing but love for my girls. And my girls come from so many walks of life and so much pain and so much hardship and so much story.”

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam

Plus-size model Hunter McGrady returns to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

Plus-size model Hunter McGrady is unveiling her “God-given” body once again for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.

The magazine recently revealed the 25-year-old Los Angeles native will be appearing in the 2019 issue in a skimpy swimsuit for the first time.

McGrady previously appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit during the publication’s 2017 Model Search where she posed in body paint. It took a team of several different women painting for over 12 hours to create the seemingly there suit before she frolicked on the beaches of Anguilla. However, Brazilian model Anne de Paula went on to win the fan vote.

Last year, McGrady also appeared in the magazine’s “In Her Own Words,” campaign, where other models painted important words on their bodies to promote female empowerment and body positivity.

“I’m so excited because this will be my third year in SI Swimsuit… but my first year wearing a swimsuit!” McGrady told the magazine, who has already completed her shoot in Costa Rica with photographer James Macari.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit added that for this year, McGrady will “rock some barely-there bikinis and super-sexy one-pieces.”

In June, McGrady launched a swimsuit collection with London-based lingerie brand Playful Promises that offered an array of sizes. McGrady, a size 16, was eager to inspire other women to feel just as confident stripping down.

“For the longest time, I really struggled with myself and what my body looked like,” McGrady admitted to Fox News at the time. “It almost felt like I was offending God, in my opinion, to not love my body. This is me 100 percent. This is the body I was given and I was really treating it poorly. Not feeding it correctly. Not eating. I was overworking it. I’m speaking extremely negatively to it. And it just really affected me. So God was a huge, huge part of my entire transformation. Not just as a model, but as a person.”

The road to being recognized as Sport’s Illustrated curviest model wasn’t an easy one. While McGrady comes from a family of models she described struggling to stay in shape in hopes of achieving similar success.

McGrady, who launched her modeling career as a teen, stopped at age 16 after she was turned away from a gig and told she wouldn’t be able to fit into the clothes that were meant for a photoshoot. She was about a size 2 at the time.

“I took those years off, from 16 to 18, and just really focused on myself, focused on my health, focused on my mental health which is the most important thing,” she explained. “I had forgotten who Hunter was along the way because I was trying so desperately to be somebody else. Somebody that society told me I should be. So it was at that photoshoot where I realized I couldn’t do this anymore.”

McGrady ultimately discovered the world of plus-size modeling and never looked back. She credited Sports Illustrated Swimsuit for embracing her body and proudly flaunting it in its pages, adding she was “freaking out” after receiving the news.

“It changed my life in so many different ways,” she said. “I knew it was going to have a huge impact on my career. But most importantly, it has opened so many doors for other women and men everywhere.

"It’s allowed me to tell my story and it has hopefully brought to light… the importance of body positivity and loving yourself," McGrady continued. "I knew it was a huge, huge feat for the fashion industry. It’s still being talked about… I think it’s so important to keep the conversation going… What an incredible moment for my career, but also for the story of my life.”

George H.W. Bush’s love of quirky socks: An unlikely fashion icon

Former President George H.W. Bush may not necessarily have been known for flare when it came to his clothing choices, but he will go down in history as an unlikely fashion icon for his array of colorful and quirky socks.

Bush died Friday at age 94 about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. Bush is remembered for his lifetime spent in public service, serving in World War II and being a fashion icon.

Bush previously spoke about his socks in an email from the Republican National Committee, proclaiming his love for the garment.


“I’m a self-proclaimed sock man,” Bush said, according to USA Today. "The louder, the brighter, the crazier the pattern – the better.”

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The book-themed socks Bush wore to honor his late wife in April went viral. He wore the socks to honor the former first lady’s commitment to literacy.


Jim McGrath, Bush’s former White House spokesperson, tweeted about the socks.


"To honor his wife of 73 years and her commitment to family literacy, for which she raised over $110 million over the course of over 30 years, George H.W. Bush will be wearing a pair of socks festooned with books at today's funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush," McGrath tweeted.

In March, Bush wore socks that said “vote” to encourage Texans to vote. Later in June, the former commander in chief wore a pair of socks with former President Bill Clinton’s face on them during a meeting with him.

Bush often tweeted pictures of his quirky socks, proudly showing them off to his followers.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for You can follow her at @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.