For those who need reminding - today is in fact Thursday, and more than that, thanks to alliteration and Instagram it’s #ThirstTrapThursday.
For those of you who were adults the first time low rise jeans were a thing, according to Urban Dictionary, a thirst trap is a “sexy photograph or flirty message posted on social media.” Some definitions argue that thirst traps are inherently attention-seeking, referring to a user's “thirst" as a colloquialism likening sexual frustration to dehydration. Or simply that the goal is to motivate likes and slides in the DM. Ummm… yeah, and what about it?
There’s nothing nonchalant about setting up a thirst trap, well unless you’re Kendall or Kylie Jenner, who both know there’s an art to creating a viral, jaw-dropping moment. Thought goes into every take - the pose, the background, the wardrobe (or lack there of), the caption - everything must come together perfectly to entice what we’re ultimately all after - Thirst!
While celebs don’t need or reserve a particular day of the week to share their thirst inducing pics with the masses, there’s something nice about waiting for this particular day of the week to show off your assets (insert winky face emoji).
But since IG’s algorithm doesn’t even care what day it is when you see a pic on your feed, we’ll settle with simply using the day to present you with a collection of what in our expert opinion are some of this weeks top thirst traps.
In no particular order - the traps have been set below.
Suns out, buns out. Arguably the most exciting thirst trap this week came from Lorde, because it not only came with the arrival of a single, but was followed with the announcement of an entire album of new music to come.
2 Megan Thee Stallion
Nothing shameless about this plug, excuse us while we chug a gallon of water, cuz this trap has us thirsty. Safe to say Megan Thee Stallion will have a permanent spot on this list every week.
3 Kim Kardashian
Another permanent #ThirstTrapThursday champion is of course Kim K. If we looked like that, we’d stay wearing a bikini at all times too.
4 Elizabeth Hurley
Don’t mind us, just picking our jaws off the floor. This Elizabeth Hurly thirst trap has left us shook, speechless and thirsty for more.
5 Shay Mitchell
“Plants were parched,” and so are we. Good thing Shay Mitchell has us covered, and ready to hose us down as needed.
6 Addison Rae
Thirst Trap but make it scenic.