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Best Celebrity Bodies

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Best Celebrity Slim Down
It’s a tie between Jennifer Hudson, who went from a size 16 to a size 6, and Kelly Osbourne who dropped 50 pounds and six dress sizes.

Cutest Workout Pair
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Witherspoon and her boyfriend Jim Toth have been photographed jogging together. Witherspoon trains with fitness expert Michael George, who encourages strength training, working multiple muscle groups at once.

Best Baby Bump
Melissa Rycroft
The Dancing with the Stars and Bachelor alum is expecting her first child (a daughter) in February 2011. She’s been “eating clean” and staying as active as possible throughout her pregnancy.

Best Body After Baby
Bethenny Frankel
She lost an astonishing 29 pounds in 21 days after giving birth to her daughter this year. “I do the elliptical once or twice a week, my Body by Bethenny yoga DVD two to three times a week, and I walk whenever I can,” she says.

Best Age-Defiers
It’s a tie between Courteney Cox, 46, who stays fit with the Tracey Anderson Method, a combination of dance aerobics and toning, and Kathy Griffin, 50, who has been showing off her “bangin’ bikini bod” this year, thanks to working out six days a week.

Best Bridal Body
Carrie Underwood
The vegetarian, 27, ramped up her workouts pre-wedding with trainer Tony Greco, who prescribed a balance of cardio and strength training.

Best Bride-to-Be
Kate Middleton
Prince William’s fiancee skis, rows, and works out at the gym for an hour a day to stay slim.

Best Curves
Christina Hendricks
The 35-year-old actress is a fan of the BOSU ball, and she does treadmill and weight workouts. She also eats foods such as avocado and olive oil, regardless of the calories.

Hottest Morning Show Host
It’s a tie between Kelly Ripa, who does five-times-a-week workouts at Physique 57 which she says “work my glutes, abs, and my obliques.” And Elizabeth Hasselbeck who stays in shape with a routine of cardio, core work, and weight training every other day. Hasselbeck focuses on her health instead of her weight, and she works with a nutritionist to prepare her diet plans since she has celiac disease.

Best Dancer’s Body
Karina Smirnoff
The tight and toned dancer, 32, owes her hot body to mixing things up in the gym. Smirnoff loves Pilates, Gyrotonics, and running on the treadmill.

Best Reality Starlet
Audrina Patridge
She feels more toned and defined since her stint on Dancing with the Stars. “I’ve maintained my weight, but I’m really into sculpting my muscles now,” says Patridge. She enjoys boxing and anything else that gets her endorphins going.

Best Mom Abs
Kate Gosselin
The mom of eight started running daily. She believes she has a better body now at 35 than when she did when she was in her teens and twenties. Rain or shine, she hits the same trail for 30 to 45 minutes a day, and she sticks to a strict all-organic diet.

Best Moves
Lady Gaga
The pop sensation keeps in concert-ready shape with the help of trainer Harley Pasternak, who puts her through the paces with intense 25-minute strength and cardio routines. She keeps her abs toned with lots of crunches.