12 Celebs who posed nude in 2014 (PHOTOS)

Dec 31, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET
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The public has had a fascination with celebs getting naked since long before Hollywood ever existed, and this year was no exception.

There were well-oiled butts that sought to break the internet and well-intentioned strip-downs that were meant to inspire women to embrace their own bodies. Some women chose to pose nude to commemorate their pregnancies, while some guys did it just for the heck of it.

And though our list of stripped-down stars is surely diverse, one thing is for sure: it's very lopsided when it comes to the male/female ratio. Is it modesty, fear, or does the media just think female nudity sells better? We don't have a hard answer to that question, but we are certainly hoping for more guys in our 2015 inventory.

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1. Kim Kardashian

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We'll start this list off with a bang. Kardashian posed nude (at least) twice this year. Once for British GQ and the second time was her collaborative effort with Paper magazine to get rid of the pesky internet that made her famous.

2. Kelly Rowland

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"I took a class and I was amazed by all the things this woman was saying to me about birthing and what the body does naturally," Rowland said to Elle magazine while discussing why she wanted to pose nude. "Why wouldn't you want to celebrate that? The body should be celebrated."

3. Kourtney Kardashian

Not to be outdone by her sister, Kourtney posed for some stunning pregnancy photos for DuJour magazine. "I'm at my best when I'm pregnant," she said.

4. P!nk

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"I'm in the best shape of my life," the singer told Who magazine, adding that she is in no rush to shed her baby weight.

5. Neil Patrick Harris

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Part vaudeville, part humor, all awesome.

6. Kristen Bell

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"Our obsession with attaching pictures to everything in social media, we're so visually stimulated," Bell told SheKnows while talking about posing nude and what true beauty is. "Believe me, I love being an actor... I love aesthetics, but life is a lot more than just visually stimulating things. Beauty can come from your personality. It comes from your actions. It comes from your kindness."

7. Jenna Dewan Tatum

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"Chan was totally on board with it," the actress said of husband Channing Tatum's approval of her posing in Allure.

8. Keira Knightley

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Knightley posed topless for Interview magazine, but took a stand against Photoshopping and refused to allow the pic to be digitally enhanced.

9. Kendall Jenner

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Teenage Jenner posed with full support from her mama, Kris Jenner.

10. Christina Aguilera

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"As a woman, I'm proud to embrace my body through all stages of life, staying fearless and confident in surrendering to the unknowns the future has in store," Aguilera told V Magazine.

11 & 12. James Franco and Seth Rogen

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Come to think of it, when wasn't James Franco naked this year?

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