Happy 2011, Chivers! 2010 was a helluva' year over for us at theCHIVE. Our small little photo blog surged to become one of the biggest websites in the world. Much of theCHIVE's success has hinged on our Chivettes. I've been asked a lot recently about why the Chivettes have become such a phenomenon. I think it's because we're all tired of photoshopped, manufactured celebrity fakery. The Chivettes represent something real; they are your sexy neighbor, your bartender, your friend's hot roommate.
Some of our Chivettes have gone on to internet fame after being featured on theCHIVE. Jen Baby's done multiple MTV videos, Caryn Pick was asked to pose for FHM, Linda Le became of the biggest cosplayers around, and Jessica 'Gamer Girl' is currently the screen saver on geeks' computers across the US. I'll never forget going to a bar with Elyse Porterfield just two days after the 'Dry-Erase Board' stunt and seeing the stunned look on her face as she got swarmed by fans. The internet, man, hilarious.
This year I've met tons of Chivers this year (thanks for the drinks btw). Your support is what keeps this train a' movin'. So here's to 2011. Let's take one last sexy look back at 2010. Don't forget to cast your vote!
BECOME A CHIVETTE: Just get sexy, make a sign with some Chive love, and submit your photo using our handy-dandy submit page.
John n' Leo