People Magazine’s Hottest Bodies of 2012

By KATE MORAWETZ
(L-r) JOE MANGANIELLO as Big Dick Richie, ALEX PETTYFER as Adam/The Kid, MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY as Dallas, and CHANNING TATUM as Mike in Warner Bros. Pictures’ dramatic comedy “MAGIC MIKE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.Photo by Glen Wilson

We all know that People Magazine likes to crown people as “The Sexiest Man Alive” or “The Most Beautiful Woman” and it should come as no surprise that they’re latest issue is all about the hottest bodies hitting beaches this summer.

Hottest male cast clearly goes to the men of Magic Mike - every girl’s dream movie opens in theatres June 29 and features some of this summer’s steamiest male stars as strippers. The eye candy includes Channing Tatum, the recently off the market Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettifyer and Joe Manganiello.

True Blood’s resident wolf-man also got a personal shout out in the mag’s 12 Hottest Bodies of 2012 list and he’s in good company.

Rihanna, who is no stranger to the sun, flaunted her toned figure on the beaches of Hawaii earlier in the year in a white two piece and body chain.  The mega star has been hitting it out of the park with her steamy magazine spreads.

And the Battleship actress seems to recently have found inner peace with her curves saying “My body is comfortable, and it's not unhealthy, so I'm going to rock with it… I just feel sexy."

It’s also not surprising that British soccer ace David Beckham made the list - he’s so hot that Elle UK made him their first male cover model. The modest father of four is still shy about flaunting his physique, telling Meredith Vierra he "was totally embarrassed” when shooting his super sexy H&M Super Bowl ad – watch below!

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And considered one of the “breakout stars” on People’s list, Julianne Hough is certainly making the temperature rise on red carpets around the world as she promotes her new film Rock of Ages. The blonde dancer-turned-actress is a triple threat in the film and a knockout in this neon citrine silk bias cut column Kaufmanfranco gown.

For the full Hottest Bodies of 2012 list and more on who's steaming up the pages of People, visit their website.