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8 Celebs who turned the American flag into bras, thongs

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USA, USA, USA!

Hey, we're all proud to be Americans, right? So we aren't going to knock celebs for wearing their patriotism on their sleeves... literally. These stars happily drape themselves in red, white and blue.
Claudia RomaniClaudia RomaniPhoto credit: WENN

Not everyone can pull off an American flag thong bikini, but Claudia Romani has a few things working in her favor. First of all, she's a model — clearly a very beautiful one. She has appeared on the covers of popular men's magazines, like GQ and Maxim, and has been voted one of the sexiest women in the world. Second, she's based in Miami, Florida, so we imagine she spends plenty of time strutting her stuff in teeny-tiny bikinis. Seeing this one, we can't help but think it inspires patriotism... in men, at least.

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Mariah Carey

Photo credit: Instagram/Mariah Carey

When Mariah Carey celebrates the Fourth of July, she does it in classic star-spangled style. Although this bikini feels a bit 1992 to us, we won't give her too hard of a time. She clearly likes to relive glory days — both hers and our country's. That kind of patriotic gusto, well, some might say it is music to the ears.

Lauren ConradPhoto credit: Instagram/Lauren Conrad

If this isn't a patriotic crowd, we just don't know what is. You might recognize these lovely ladies as part of a little clique that runs in the Laguna Beach area. Or perhaps the Hills? That's right — it's pretty Lauren Conrad and her crew, including her ever-faithful (and equally-patriotic) BFF, Lo.

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Gretchen RossiPhoto credit: Judy Eddy/WENN

Those real housewives are nothing if not patriotic. Not only does former Real Housewives of Orange County cast member, Gretchen Rossi, wear her stars and stripes across her body, but she also bedazzles 'em. 'Cause, really, what says you love your country more than rhinestone-covered boobs?

Bonnie McKeePhoto credit: Instagram/Bonnie McKee

Adorably-colorful and eclectic singer, songwriter and actress, Bonnie McKee, paints an ultra-cool picture of patriotism by posing next to a Corvette literally wrapped up in an American flag. We're not sure if this is a bathing suit, a bra or a new-fangled, star-spangled tank top, but we're digging the whole fast cars and freedom vibe McKee's got going on here.

Christie BrinkleyPhoto credit: Instagram/Christie Brinkley

Not only does this picture of Christie Brinkley sporting an American flag bikini make us feel particularly proud to be American, it also makes us particularly inclined to race to the nearest gym and get our treadmill on. I mean, seriously. Nestled among hydrangea bushes, the blonde beauty is the picture of all-American goodness.

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Phoebe PricePhoto credit: WENN

In typical Phoebe Price fashion, the red-tressed actress sure lays it on thick in this Fourth of July picture. Between the bright blue hat, the classic stars-and-stripes bikini and the watermelon, there's no doubt this diva is one U.S.-loving lady.

Will FerrellPhoto credit: PostCelebrity.com (video still)

In case all of the aforementioned celebrities have failed to make you feel patriotic, we're breaking out the big guns. And by big guns, we totally mean Will Ferrell. In a hilarious SNL skit from 2001, Ferrell puts his patriotism on full display in an American flag thong. Bet that image will stay with you for a while.

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