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Celebrity hand bra heroes

Who needs a bra, when you have hands? 

Candice Swanepoel

The Aussie supermodel shared a sneak peek of an upcoming magazine cover with her Instagram followers. Based on this pic, we're pretty sure something sultry will be hitting the stands soon. Click here for five things you didn't know about Candice.

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Lake Bell

Well Bell pulls off more of an arm bra on the cover of Esquire, but its still the same idea.

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Natalie Dormer

"Game of Thrones" star Natalie Dormer rocked a handbra for GQ. She told the magazine she loves to push the limits. "I love going out of my comfort zone—I live to go out of my comfort zone," Dormer said. "Obviously, you have quieter years than others—you don’t go jumping out of a plane every day."

Click here for more pics of Natalie in GQ.
 
(Will Davidson/ GQ)

Miley Cyrus in V Magazine

After her VMA performance and her "Wrecking Ball" video, a hand bra seems down right wholesome on Miley.

(V Magazine)

 

Rebecca Romijn

You don't need to be Playboy to feature nudity on a cover. Men's and women's magazines alike have learned how to turn R-rated photo shoots into PG-13 perfection by using what has been dubbed the 'hand bra' -- the strategic placement of said appendages over one's privates. 

In a skit for Funny or Die, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness week, Rebecca Romijn modeled her handbra, showing off how she's perfected the look over the years. 
 

 

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Will Ferrell on 'SNL'

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Will Ferrell proved in the 1999 "Saturday Night Live" skit called "Holding Your Own Boobs Magazine" that hand bras are not only sexy, they're funny too.

(NBC)

Gaga Applauds Herself

Lady Gaga is the only celebrity to figure out how to do the hand bra and keep her hands free at the same time, as she does here in her video for "Applause."

Yet another reason she's better than Madonna.

Zoe Saldana in Allure

The "Star Trek Into the Darkness" actress loses her top for a sexy shoot for allure.

Click here for the interview and all the steamy shots.

(allure)

 

Mila Kunis in Esquire

The "Ted" star proves why she is the 'Sexiest Woman Alive' according to Esquire magazine for the Nov. 2012 issue.

 

 

Elle Evans in FHM

Elle, who appeared in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video, told Fox 411 she was "appalled" by Miley Cyrus' raunchy VMA performance, but she's not above a good hand bra shot. Apparently there's a fine line, but not a blurred one, between sexy and slutty.

(FHM)

Kelly Rowland in Vibe

Beyonce's bestie and former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland used her hands to cover up her chest for the Aug./Sept. 2011 cover of Vibe.

Lady Gaga

The eclectic star is known for wearing very little when she performs. So it was not a big surprise when she went nude for the cover of her hit song "Alejandro" (2010).

(Interscope)

Gwyneth Paltrow in Vanity Fair

Gwyneth Paltrow showed off her hand-bra chops in the August 2011 issue of Vanity Fair.

(Also, the girl needs a hamburger!)

More Photos of Paltrow in Vanity Fair.

(Photo: Mark Seliger.)

 

 

Naomi Campbell in D&G

Nothing says "smells good" like a sexy woman. The ad execs at Dolce & Gabbana clearly know that.

 

 

Katy Perry

The songstress can go from rainbow bright to sexy dominatrix at the drop of a hat.

(Esquire)

Jennifer Aniston for Smart Water

The former "Friends" star shed her top for a Smart Warter ad campaign that launched in June.

Crista Flanagan

The "Mad Men" actress would make her '60s conservative persona from the show blush with these images.

(Playboy) 

Denise Richards' on Details

Denise Richards' 1998 Details magazine cover was one of the subjects of the "SNL" handbra spoof.

Do you think this is the handbra that piqued future husband Charlie Sheen's interest?

Stranger things have happened. (And with Sheen, keep happening.)

(Details)

Demi Moore on Vanity Fair

Demi Moore's iconic Vanity Fair cover made her the mother of the pregnant handbra shot.

A few years later, she became Ashton Kutcher's mother.

We kid! 

(Vanity Fair)

Cindy Crawford on W

Supermodel Cindy Crawford soon copied Demi Moore.

Just like a supermodel.

(W)

Mariah Carey on OK!

A decade later, Mariah Carey tried to copy both Demi Moore and Cindy Crawford's pregnant handbra look.

She failed.

Perhaps it was because her husband provided the hands.

And there were 43 other photos and 167 lines up type on the OK! cover.

(OK!)

 

Kate Winslet on Lancome

The handbra doesn't just sell covers. It also sells perfume!

(Lancome)

Heidi Klum for GQ

Handbras are also a universal language, as proved by this Heidi Klum pose for Russian GQ.

(GQ)

Jen Aniston in GQ

Aniston used all of her limbs and a well-placed striped tie to make this GQ cover newsstand-friendly.

(GQ)

Vanessa Paradis

Is Johnny Depp's French baby mama saluting the flag?

(Elle)

Nicole Scherzinger on Maxim

The Pussycat Doll lets her arm do the hiding.

(Maxim)

Gisele on Vanity Fair

The Brazilian beauty got famous for modeling real bras for Victoria's Secret. But now it looks like she doesn't need them anymore.

(Vanity Fair)

 

Paris Hilton on Vanity Fair

The sex tape star keeps it family friendly on Vanity Fair.

(Vanity Fair)

Anne Hathaway on Entertainment Weekly

Even squeaky clean Anne Hathaway has employed the handbra, and on an entertainment magazine no less!

(EW)

Kelly Brook on Playboy

Kelly Brook on Playboy

From Playboy, you expect handbras.

(Playboy)

Keyshia Cole on Vibe

Keyshia looks kind of mad.

(Vibe)

Naomi Campbell on Elle

Handbras are an occupational necessity if you are a fashion model.

(Elle)

Ashley Judd on Marie Claire

Women's magazines use handbra cover shots almost as much as men's magazines do.

(Marie Claire)

Lady Gaga on Q

Gaga has never been the modest type.

(Q)

Jessica Alba on GQ

Alba is a handbra pro, employing them in just about every shoot she does.

(GQ)

Megan Fox on DT

Fox has been trying to tone down her image recently, so handbras may be a thing of the past for her.

(DT)

Miranda Kerr in GQ

Okay, does GQ ever run a cover that doesn't feature a handbra?

(GQ)

 

Rihanna on GQ

See what we mean? Sheesh!

(GQ)

Jessica Biel on Gear

Biel's handbra is barely there. The actress later said she regretted doing this cover.

(Gear)

Jaime Pressly on Maxim

Maxim may have invented the modern handbra.

(Maxim)

Janet Jackson on Rolling Stone

And in Janet Jackson's famous variation on the handbra, the hands are somebody else's.

Still counts.

(Rolling Stone)

Celebrity hand bra heroes

Who needs a bra, when you have hands? 

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