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10 Celebrities With Bad Hygiene

Celebrities are regularly heralded as demi-gods and goddesses, and the biggest stars play a significant role in the cultural zeitgeist of the 21st century, allowing for media outlets like us to report on everything celebrity (muhahaha). 

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Anyway, while the Justin Biebers and Lady Gagas of this world are lauded by millions (perhaps even billions), they also come under constant media scrutiny, and in some cases, that includes their stomach-churning hygiene practices. 

Yep, even with all the money in the world, some stars decided not to give a hoot about the opinions of others, even if it meant smelling awful. Here are 10 examples.


1. Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts is America's sweetheart who is loved by everyone, including your closet-racist grandpa, so you would expect Robers to look immaculate in every photo because she's the complete package. But one photo captured her in an entirely different light. 

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Stepping outside for one of her premieres, the actress raised a hand to fans, revealing armpit hair that must have been at least two weeks old. Come on, Julia! You're better than that! 

2. Joan Rivers

Speaking of armpit hair, Joan Rivers is another global celebrity who ditched a more feminine approach to her armpits by revealing she doesn't spray them with deodorant! 

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In fact, Rivers, who made a career out of bashing others, shockingly confessed that she used vodka and water on her clothes and armpits instead of deodorant because she believed that was more likely to wade off odours! 

3. Robert Pattinson

The Twilight actor is devilishly handsome, but in the early days of his Twilight career, he didn't much care for personal hygiene, with his lackadaisical approach towards grooming contributing towards his then-signature dishevelled hairstyle and scruffy, pale complexion.

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But there was a reason. According to the man himself, he was so busy promoting Twilight that he would only change his clothes until  “it gets to the point where even I can’t stand the air around me.” Eww!

4. Jessica Simpson

I don't know about you, but If I got more than a day without brushing my teeth I feel irritated and uncomfortable, so it's truly bizarre that Jessica Simpson has forgone brushing her teeth for some years because she doesn't like how 'slippery' they feel after cleaning them.


Revealing this to Ellen on her much-loved talk show, Simpson explained that she uses floss and mouthwash instead! Still, when you have a smile like Simpson's, you can't exactly fault her too much! 

5. Hayden Panettiere

She's married to the heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko, so we have to tread carefully with this one for fear of getting our faces punched in, but we can't write this article and not include this photo of Hayden Panettiere smelling the contents of her bottom!

However nice it may be, you really shouldn't be doing that stuff in public, Hayden!


6. Matthew McConaughey

Much like Robert Pattinson, Matthew McConaughey's natural good looks have allowed him to pull off the scruffy and unkempt look with ease, despite his disregard towards basic hygiene making him smell more like a bum than a Hollywood movie star!

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This was confirmed by Kate Hudson when co-starring with Matthew in the 2008 movie Fool's Gold after she begged him to put on her deodorant due to his smell. However, Matthew refused and retorted by saying, "Women love my natural scent. I smell like a man. I smell like me.” In an interview with People, the Oscar-winner also admitted that he hadn't worn the stuff in over 20 years! 

7. Megan Fox

Megan Fox isn't someone you would ever associate with bad hygiene, but looks can clearly be deceiving, as the star proved when talking to FHM.


Giving us almost too much detail, Fox spoke of her flagrant disregard for cleanliness, saying, "I’m horrible to live with. I don’t clean. My clothes end up wherever I take them off. I forget to flush the toilet. Friends will tell me, ‘Megan, you totally pinched a loaf in my toilet and didn’t flush.' Yep, way too much information, Megan! 

8. Courtney Cox

The Friends actress may not be talked about as much as her former co-star Jennifer Aniston, but she's just as beautiful, although we reckon Golden Girl Jen has much better hygiene.


According to Cox's ex David Arquette, she smells terrible. “Courteney may be pretty, but if she’s not on top of it, she smells like a truck driver, and I like it.” Whatever floats your boat, David!

9. Ke$ha

The singer has been in the news for unfortunate reasons in recent months following her long-running dispute with DJ Luke who she claims sexually assaulted her, but in this article, we will focus on her poor hygiene.

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In an interview with Britain's Radio 1, she admitted that she "smells like a hobo," and then went on to compare the smell to "a shrimp on a diaper." Yuck! 

Oh, and if that was already an information overload, she also revealed she regularly drinks her own urine. Stay classy, Kesha!

10. Shia LaBeouf

He's been in the news on numerous occasions for reasons away from acting, though Shia's hygiene issues are related to his craft after rumours circulated that he annoyed most of his co-stars when filming the war film Fury due to his constant refusal to shower! 

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Apparently, the actor went full on method and forwent a shower for the duration of filming to get a feel for the life of a soldier, though cast mates weren't impressed and some refused to share a hotel with him. If that wasn't enough of a reason to annoy his castmates, he also squared up to crew members and pulled a tooth out to demonstrate his commitment to the role!

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