Paris Hilton turned being photographed at clubs night after night into a lucrative career as a camera magnet.
Today, the fame game has changed slightly, as photos of stars out at clubs have largely been replaced by pics of their days at the beach.
Which means if you're a fame junkie trying to turn your life into tabloid fodder, the skimpier your swimsuit, the better.
Do-little "stars" like Heidi Montag and American Idol's "Bikini Girl" Katrina Darrell are cases in point. The two have been wearing some of the flimsiest bikinis known to man.
But they're not the only ones.
And if that's not enough bikinis for you, check out some of our fave bikini photo essays from weeks past.
2009 Swimsuit Fun