2017 brought us a lot of Instagram gems, but perhaps nothing more buzzworthy than the #ThirstTrap. What’s a thirst trap you ask? According to UrbanDictionary.com, “A sexy photograph or flirty message posted on social media for the intent of causing others to publicly profess their attraction.”
Thirst trappin’ is not as easy as looks, though — poses, clothing (or no clothing), captions — they’re all critical in nailing a post deserving of the title. In case you need inspo for setting your next trap or want to ogle at the women who do it best, we’ve rounded up the most iconic thirst traps of the year that will go down in IG history. That is of course, until the next trap…
She basically coined the term in 2017, and that's the reason she reigns supreme at the top of out list. Her separation from baller hubby Carmelo Anthony earlier this year was followed by a parade of sexy swimsuit shots and utter slayage from the actress/author.
This shot in particular certainly caught Melo's attention! He posted his own bday shout out to LaLa calling her his "earth."
Midway through Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka'Oir: The Mane Event viewers were blessed with slow-mo of this bikini-clad R&B songstress coming out of a pool dripping wet thanks to Diddy and the makers of Ciroc. We were instantly reminded why Ashanti was everyone's fave '00s bae.
In case you wanted more Ashanti and less of those other famous people that are basically just playing extras in this Ashanti, we mean Ciroc, commercial...
The world was introduced to "Thickanna," a.k.a. thick Rihanna, when the star hit her native Barbados for their Crop Over festival. Let's just say the world will never be the same again.
We cannot have a list of thirst traps without mentioning the time "Muva aka Captain Save a Hoe," as Amber's Instgram bio reads, shamelessly plugged this Insta-bra with a NSFW video — and collected her coins!
The KarJenners set thirst traps on the daily, but with yet another and seemingly more final separation from Scott Disick, Kourt got her groove back this year!
The mom of three was a hot topic of the ‘Gram, but nothing was hotter than this fully nude shot she posted from the family’s trip to Costa Rica. 19-year-old Sofia Richie can keep her baby daddy because she’s achieved what all mothers aspire to acquire one day — MILF status.
They don't call her Slay-Lo for nothing! Jenny From the Block did it for the 'Gram at the top of the year when she set impossible standards for everyone's New Year's resolutions. FYI, this hot mama turned 48 this year.
The rapper decided to forgo the bodysuits for this impromptu shoot because that’s SO 2016 and gave us boots… just boots. Oh, and those Chanel shades, in case you actually cared.
Don't sleep on Teyana Taylor. She was gearing up to launch her dance workout program, Fade 2 Fit, when she took this shot. As if being everyone's beach body goals back in 2016 when she performed her epic dance routine on the VMA stage was not enough, she had to come for 2017, too.
Kae had a stellar year, which included her role on Claws and teasing fans (and Breezy) by posting vacation photos every other week. Seriously, we've never seen a budding actress go on so many vacays! But she did that.
(Photo: Robert Ector)
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