Another day, another celebrity whose naked time at the beach was captured in photos by the Daily Mail. Today’s subject is Pretty Little Liars and Spring Breakers star Ashley Benson, whose topless excursion to the beach with her friends was photographed by a paparazzo.
Ashley was hanging out by the Pacific Ocean with fellow PLL costars Shay Mitchell (who plays Emily) and Tyler Blackburn (who plays Benson’s onscreen boyfriend Caleb), as well as Benson’s real-life boyfriend Ryan Good. She wound up taking off the top portion of her bikini–an action documented by a photographer for FameFlynet who, if the branches in these photos are any indication, was hiding in some bushes.
It is a little sad considering Ashley has specifically noted that she does not want to do “gratuitous nudity” for her job, and judging by the way she discussed it, it sounded like she considered toplessness a bit gratuitous. While we are all about the #freethenipple deal, that concept only applies to women who want to show their nipples to the public as opposed to ones who thought they were in a private place where theirs wouldn’t be seen and photographed.
Just as with the bizarre Cameron Diaz skinny dipping underwater photos and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge‘s topless photos last year, this incident serves as just another reminder that being super famous actually does have some downsides. While the money, fans, fancy schmancy dresses and ability to gain access to any restaurant ever (clearly my biggest priority) would be nice, you also have to deal with people literally sneaking around in the bushes whenever you do…anything.
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