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14 Male Celebrities Who Dared To Bare Their Bikini Bottoms

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Itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny bikinis are not just for women. Before starlets were baring all at the beach, male celebrities owned the waves with their mankini bottoms. From Paul McCartney to Ronald Reagan, these vintage studs were the pioneers of summer eye candy.

Tom Selleck in 1981.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger being huge in 1966.
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Sean Connery in "Zardoz" in 1974.
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Scott Baio tries to cover up his Speedo in 1983 with Heather Locklear.
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Hulk Hogan and wife Linda in 1991.
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The Beatles lounge by the pool in 1964. Only Paul McCartney got the Speedo memo.
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Lyle Waggoner of "The Carol Burnett Show" in Hawaii in 1988.
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Brian Jones and Keith Richards cover up a little thigh at the beach in 1965.
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James Caan at Hugh Hefner's Los Angeles estate in 1977.
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At least one member of AC/DC knows what's up in 1985.
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Kirk Douglas signs painter Novella Parigini on a beach in 1953.
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Sylvester Stallone picks up a newspaper outside his Malibu home in 1979.
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Pre-presidential Ronald Reagan in 1940.
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Rod Stewart and Britt Ekland in the mid-'70s.

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