Britney Spears and Beyonce both showed off belly rings for 'Shape'.
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After the image leaked online last night, Shape magazine just made it official: Britney Spears is their June cover girl! The pop star shows off her majorly impressive toned bod for the women's fitness glossy while working a white-hot bikini, cascading waves, and a jealousy-inducing sun-kissed glow. It's gorgeous, to be sure, but anyone else notice something a little bit... well, familiar with her look? Yep, Brit's taking cues from Beyonce's recent Shape cover with her very own belly ring! Bey went a sportier route back in April with her color-blocked swimsuit—the glistening accessory dangling from her rock-hard abs added just a touch of sparkle to her otherwise-athletic vibe—but Britney's leaning in the opposite direction with full-on beachy glamour.
Wait, so what does this mean for all the '90s kids out there? Should we have NOT obeyed our parents and gone to Claire's for that piercing way back when? After all, we owe a LOT of our belly button ring obsession to Brit herself— she even debuted her naval bling on TRL more than a decade ago!— so if there's anyone who can bring back the trend, it's this lady. She's made it a focal point of her onstage and music video looks, from her jaw-dropping "Slave 4 U" VMA performance to her stripped-down Rolling Stone cover. And even with all of her beauty and style switchups over the years, it's nice to see the singer's still working this original throwback piece.
Then again, given Bey's Destiny Child ish, she's NO belly button ring newbie, either. So naturally, we have to ask: in the battle of these belly ring queens, whose Shape cover comes out on top?