Best Beaches. Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — Although still taboo in many places, casting aside your clothes at the shore has become a customary practice around the world in recent times. From rocky coastlines to talcum powder fine sands, and big city bays to secluded shores, there are now hundreds of beaches where it's perfectly legal or at least de facto legal to sunbathe, swim and otherwise frolic beside the sea in nothing more than your birthday suit. While clothing-optional beach destinations may seem like a modern invention, it's actually quite an old idea, a product of the otherwise prudish Victorian era. During the s, American poet Walt Whitman extolled the virtues of the "Adamic air bath" -- his nude walkabouts and swims along Timber Creek in New Jersey, writing of "The free exhilarating ecstasy of nakedness in Nature.
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In a fit of ambitious curiosity and anti-jingoism, we sought out a Woman We Love Not necessarily the sexiest, but still — a resource. That first is South Africa's Charlize Theron, by the way. Forget Miss Universe. Well, not altogether. But what's the point of a beauty pageant, really? Shouldn't the women of the world be celebrated for who they are, even if they do happen to look damn fine in a bikini?
Beautiful women, unlike leaders, aren't made -- they're born. Well, that's half-true in Hollywood. Regardless, some nations just have it better than others when it comes to sexy ladies.
To be beautiful means to be more than just physically attractive. With that in mind, we assembled the list of the top 20 sexiest women in the world. Our list includes actresses, models and musicians. So who lands in our top and earns our No.