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Racked LA's Five Most-Read Stories of 2015


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Rounding out our Best of 2015 series is a list of the very top stories that you, loyal readers, clicked the most. From supermodel Miranda Kerr's Snapchat love story to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star-turned-Botched superstar Dr. Paul Nassif's plastic surgery secrets, here are 2015's greatest hits.


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What'90s Heartthrob-Turned-Spiritual Leader Busted For Kombucha (Really)
Why: In a tale that can only be told in LA, back in May former '90s heartthrob got busted at his non-denominational, spiritual community center for offering kombucha—a bubbly fermented tea known for containing a tiny percentage of alcohol—to its patrons sans alcohol license. The "criminal" event took place during—what else?—a fundraiser meditation in support of a marine conservation nonprofit.

We suggested that he capitalize on the incident by producing his own line of Keegan's Kombucha; he recently revealed to us that the idea might actually come to fruition.



WhatMiranda Kerr and Snapchat's CEO: An LA Love Story
Why: On a sunny summer day back in August, 25-year-old Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel was spotted at LAX in the arms of Miranda Kerr. The slender tech star and gorgeous Australian-turned-Angeleno were smiling from ear-to-ear, proving that Kerr is officially over both Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber.

If you, too, are wondering how the hell those two ended up together, Kerr reveals to E! that it all started on the East Coast: "We met actually at a Louis Vuitton dinner in New York a year ago. We just started out as friends and eventually it developed into more. He's just a really kind person and very genuine and very authentic and I really appreciate that about him. And also he's very intelligent."


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What'Botched' Star Dr. Paul Nassif Reveals Which Plastic Surgery Procedures to Avoid
Why: Back in June we had a chance to exclusively chat with former RHOBH player Dr. Paul Nassif about his new skincare line, Nassif MD Bio-Rhythmic Skincare, which claims to provide exceptional skin protection both day and night.

This was all great news, but we really had one burning question to ask: what in god's name creates that classic "catwoman" face after a bad plastic surgery job? His answer: "Over-aggressive brow lifts and pulling the face sideways too tight. These procedures can give you an unnatural look. When everything is done too extreme, that's when things go wrong." There you have it.



WhatWhere Kylie Jenner and Tyga Shop for Car Wraps in the Valley
Why: As mentioned, the youngest in the Kardashian-Jenner clan had an incredibly big year. People cared about every single thing she did, from what she wore on her lips to where her and her sometimes boyfriend Tyga shopped. For some reason, the internet nearly broke when Kylie and the rapper where spotted at Sticker City in Van Nuys, where they picked up an all-white Range Rover.



WhatSeven Superstar Makeup Artists Reveal Their Best Beauty Hacks
Why: This is one of those stories to keep in your bookmarks in the event that you need a beauty fix-up, fast. Some of our favorite tips including using a piece of tape under the eye to produce the perfect winged liner (thanks, Maria Vargas!) and applying Neutrogena hand cream around the eyes for an instant smoothing effect (good looking out, Brett Freedman).