The 5 Sexiest Moments of 2009

It was a year of uncharted hotness, and we're helping you relive it moment by moment. You might want to have a glass of water handy.

1. David Beckham Strips Down

Becks took it almost all off (so close!) for his latest Emporio Armani ads, and we're pretty sure billboard versions caused minor traffic accidents across the country. Of course, it's not the first time Becks drove wild women. Female drivers, you've been warned: Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will be taking over for Posh's hubby in spring 2010.

2. Blake Lively Stuns on Emmys Red Carpet

The Gossip Girl star wore a slinky scarlet Versace gown that featured a plunging back and front as well as a thigh-high slit. For Blake, it was a showstopping, buzzed-about-for-weeks dress...but it's probably what Serena van der Woodsen wears to the grocery store. Got a girl crush on Blake? Find out what it means.

3. R-Patz Cleans Up for Red Carpet

We're used to seeing Robert Pattinson either superpale (in Twilight) or supergreasy (in real life), so we weren't 100 percent sure he was capable of setting foot in daylight or rinsing his hair. What a champ: For the Oscars, he temporarily overcame his self-confessed disdain for personal hygiene and put on a handsome suit. We think he's never looked better. It's no surprise he made our list of the sexiest dudes of the decade.

4. Gaga's Getups Shoot Her to Stardom

Lady Gaga started the year just how she ended it: without pants. (Nothing beats the winter doldrums like a pleather bodysuit, right?) While her wardrobe over the next 11 months involved everything from Kermit the Frog to fake blood - not simultaneously, thankfully! - her fierceness and ability to grab headlines remained constant. She even won a fashion award! Cosmo readers shared their craziest outfits.

5. Jimmy Choo Unveils Line for H&M

High-end (read: out of our price range) shoe designer Jimmy Choo launched an affordable line for one of our favorite stores, H&M. Studded dresses, zebra-print stilettos, and trendy faux-fur vests that don't cost a month's rent? The looong wait in line was worth it. And it made it a hell of a lot easier to find great fashion steals.

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