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From Rihanna To Miley Cyrus, See The 11 Women Who Have Won Summer

It’s been a #HotGirlSummer of Barbie-pink feathers (Rihanna), crop tops (Miley Cyrus and Normani) and kaftans (Kate Moss and Kris Jenner). Amid the fashion highlights, these 11 females have bossed the recent months in ways that aren’t related to Instagram content. Megan Rapinoe made herself a “walking protest” during the Women’s World Cup, Halle Bailey was announced as Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, and Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson celebrated Pride month while in the throes of their summer love. Enjoy our recap of the highlights, below.


 

 

 

 

Miley Cyrus on a #HotGirlSummer mission
Miley Cyrus on a #HotGirlSummer mission

Miley Cyrus’s abs have spawned their own appreciation society thanks to the popstar’s self-described Instagram “spam” of her midriff-baring looks. From her punk-rocker stage wear to her Versace-heavy holiday wardrobe, the “Wrecking Ball” singer has been fabulously unapologetic about the fact she looks incredible and she knows it. She’s the definition of #HotGirlSummer and all its two-fingers-up promise.

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Normani’s late submission for song of the summer

 

Normani’s late submission for song of the summer

 

The Fifth Harmony alumnus slam-dunked herself a place as pop’s Next Big Thing owing to the viral video for “Motivation”, and those dance moves that pay homage to the performers who paved the way for her. Fun fact: the basketball bump and grind choreography that has spawned numerous memes was shot on the same basketball court where Jennifer Lopez filmed her “I’m Real” video. “I felt like Christina Milian in Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” Normani said of her early Noughties-inspired outfit changes, and the world promptly fell in love with her even more. Among the high-profile fans stanning on all her social accounts are Ariana Grande, who co-wrote the summer smash hit, Missy Elliott, Cardi B, Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber, SZA, Zendaya, Halle Bailey, Yara Shahidi… we could go on.