By Leah Ornstein – Radar Style & Beauty Editor
These smokin’ hot stars weren’t born with silver spoons in their mouths, they worked their way to the top!
RadarOnline.com has photos of Hollywood’s hottest bikini babes, whose talents brought them from rags-to-riches.
Jewel, Britney Spears and Hilary Swank have more in common than their covetable curves. All three famous gals lived on wheels at one point in their lives. While Jewel maintains that she lived our of her car for a year before she started topping the charts, Swank and Spears both spent time in trailer parks.
Leighton Meester may portray a swanky and privileged Upper East Side babe on her hit show, but the Gossip Girl definitely did not start her life surrounded by glitz and glamour — she was born behind bars! Her mother gave birth to her while serving a time in Texas prison for smuggling marijuana.
Rihanna may be living the high life now, jet setting around the world in private jets, but the sassy singer was born into the simple island life in Barbados.
And soulful singers Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige didn’t exactly have it easy growing up, but they managed to hit the high note with their singing careers and now enjoy life in the fast lane.
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