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What Makes Celebs Feel Sexy

Beyoncé Knowles

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The oh-so-bootylicious Beyoncé believes confidence is the key to all things sexy. "The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence. You can be beautiful but if you're not secure in yourself, you don't come across as sexy. You have to feel good about yourself to make others feel good about you. Don't focus on the bits you don't like. Look at yourself in a different way and work out what it is you do like."

Julianna Margulies

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For Julianna Margulies, happiness and love are most important when it comes to feeling her sexiest. "I feel sexy when I'm happy," she said to Harpers Bazaar. "If I'm going out on a date with my husband, I want to feel sexy. I want him to see me that way. So I think you have to make an effort. When you're in love, you feel sexy."

Jennifer Aniston

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Our favorite girl-next-door likes to bring out her tomboy side (and we like it to!). "I feel sexy in my jeans and wearing my boyfriend's T-shirt," she told InStyle.

Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon just keeps getting better with age. "I feel much better about myself, actually. When you get older you start to have respect for yourself and value certain things and choices you've made in your life that have given you strength. I'm much more comfortable with who I am, and I'm even thinking that I don't look so bad. I feel a lot sexier these days than I ever have."

Alison Sweeney

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Alison Sweeney told SHAPE how running a marathon made her really believe in herself, and that equals sexy! "I totally hit the runner's wall at mile 21 and it was easily the hardest thing I've ever done to keep going. Fitness helps you get in touch with who you are."

Kate Upton

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Let's be honest, Kate Upton just screams sexy—even without trying! But for the gorgeous supermodel, feeling sexy is all about having fun. "To me, what's sexy is when you look like you're having a good time. That, and when you look effortless and have messy hair," she revealed to Cosmopolitan.

Eva Mendes

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Eva Mendes says self-worth is sexy. "What makes someone really sexy—and you can feel it when they talk to you or even just when they walk into a room—is the sense that they know they have something to contribute. They might be funny, smart, or really kind, but they know it and when someone has that strong sense of self-worth, it's really sexy."

Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie admits Brad Pitt makes her feel sexiest, and we're not surprised! "I think you feel sexy if you live an honest and bold life. Maybe living life the way I've always lived it had something to do with that, but really, what makes me feel sexy is Brad. He always makes me feel sexy and desirable," the actress said at a press conference.

Rosie Huntington-Whitely

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You'd think Victoria's Secret lingerie would make model Rosie Huntington-Whitely feel sexiest, but for her, it's all about $700 Christian Louboutin heels. "They make me feel like a woman. I feel they make you look very sexy, the cuts are beautiful, the lines, the colors, the embellishments," she told FOX411. "Every girl should be lucky enough to have them."

Scarlett Johansson

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Actress Scarlett Johansson is at her best with good ole love and affection. "I think I feel most beautiful when someone that I love and trust tells me that I am. Then you really do feel it. When people you trust and have affection for tell you that you're beautiful then you really feel like it's special."

AnnaLynne McCord

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When AnnaLynne McCord wants to feel sexy, she busts a move! "When I want to feel sexy, I like to dance—even if I'm at home by myself in my knee-high socks sliding there like 'Risky Business'… my sisters and I, if one of us starts, we're all there in front of the mirror, dancing, and it's just obnoxious. I feel sexy when I do that."

Fergie

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Fergie is known for her incredible sense of fashion, but when it comes to feeling sexy, the sultry songstress prefers to be au naturale. "When do I feel sexiest? When I get out of the shower and I feel fresh and my hair is clean. I feel very sexy then because I'm so clean and pure and beautiful."

Blake Lively

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Blake Lively likes to cook up a storm to be at her sexiest. "Cooking makes me feel sexy. I think there's something so sensual about it—the smells, the touches, the flavors, the experience of creating something. And, you know, when you're doing it with someone you love, creating that together. I think it's really attractive."

Kim Kardashian

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Working up a good sweat is the key to all things sexy for reality royalty Kim Kardashian. "I'm at my sexiest right after I leave the gym. I always feel so good; I also like being glammed up though. Every girl has their insecurities but I've become more comfortable with my body as I've grown older."

Ciara

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Ooh la la! Being in the buff is singer Ciara's newest sexy obsession. "I feel the sexiest when I'm by myself, walking around nude. I have this new obsession with nudity, it's really weird. It may sound weird, but I just really love embracing the body."

Sarah Shahi

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After being voted by Maxim as TV's sexiest female, Sarah Shahi clearly knows how to work it—on and off screen. "Right when I finish a workout, I feel pretty sexy," the star told SHAPE. "Even though I'm sweaty and I don't smell like a rose, I feel strong. It does a lot for me mentally and physically. I feel in control, not to mention, it still feels good when guys check me out, especially my hubby. Reading is another one. I know it sounds weird, but my definition of sexy has changed as I've gotten older. Being smart and informed makes me feel sexier than any outfit."

Demi Moore

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For Demi Moore, feeling good from the inside out is most important. "I feel sexy because I feel loved. That's what sexy is—it's feeling good from the inside. When you feel sexy or sensuous, you naturally want to open up and give, and I think that comes from being able to receive love and desire."

Miranda Kerr

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Supermodel stunner Miranda Kerr goes for her tallest boots when she wants to be at her sexiest. "I really love over-the-knee boots. I think they're super sexy and they're fun. They're also very strong and empowering."

Katy Perry

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Katy Perry likes to cause "Fireworks" with flirting! "A good dose of healthy flirting makes me feel sexy, like I still have it. Shaving my legs makes me feel sexy too—it's such a small little thing."

Victoria Beckham

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Why are we not surprised David Beckham makes Victoria feel sexy! "We're so lucky to have each other. I really feel that with David I've met my soulmate. He's a really amazing father and a really great husband as well. Yes, I still feel sexy."

Jennifer Love Hewitt

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Jennifer Love Hewitt gives herself a daily dose of confidence boost. "I fall asleep feeling beautiful. Then, in the morning, before I leave the house, I say five things I love about myself, like 'You have pretty eyes'. That way I can go out into the world with that little bit of extra confidence. It's a feel-good protein shake in the back pocket in case someone messes with me that day."

Julianne Moore

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Ageless A-lister Julianne Moore says it's important to take time for you, even if that means leaving the kids at home once in awhile. "I think you need to be away from your children. Doing the mummy stuff does sort of squash that area of your life," she told UK's InStyle. "I can feel that way when I'm alone with Bart or when we take a trip. But the day-to-day of picking up kids and going to the eye doctor and then dropping them off at basketball and then going to the middle school concert, that stuff doesn't make you feel very sexy! That was my day yesterday."

Eva Longoria

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For Eva Longoria, less is more. "I feel sexiest probably right after a shower when I'm just in my sweats without makeup. I have to wear so much all the time because of the cameras, so I just want it all off when I get home."

Brooke Burke

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Brunette bombshell Brooke Burke says lingerie is her secret to sexy. "I don't care what I'm wearing—if it's a frumpy T-shirt, sweats…if I still have a pair of pretty panties on, or a beautiful bra that makes me feel like a woman, those choices dictate the mood throughout the day."

Heidi Klum

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Even though she's an internationally renowned supermodel, Heidi Klum says her children are the ones who make her most beautiful. "In my job, people tell you that all the time: 'This shoot was great. You look amazing.' But you never know what they say when you turn away," she told ELLE. "But the kids don't edit anything. When they kiss you and tell you they love you and say, 'Mama, you're the best,' that's really the only thing you care about."