Celebs: Ripped, Raw and Ready!

10/29/2006 1:29 PM PST

Celebs: Ripped, Raw and Ready!

In Hollywood, the only thing more important than a stellar body of work, is having an even better body.

Whether you are a rising star like Ryan Reynolds or an Oscar nominee like Kate Hudson, looking good in a bikini can get you further than all the acting classes in the world. Just ask Pamela Anderson.

While hunks like Nick Lachey and Matthew McConaughey are known for their golden ripped pecs and abs, who knew "Today" show's Matt Lauer, Ben Stiller and Carrot Top were closet muscleheads?

Since it's getting colder outside, let TMZ's gallery of the best bods in town keep you all hot and bothered.