Lea Michele gets naked to welcome 2017

Lea Michele kicked off 2017 by sharing a naked snap of herself on Instagram.

The 30-year-old actress posted a picture of herself reclining on a brick wall, with a leaf emoji artfully placed on her derriere protecting her modesty.

Lea, whose brunette hair was swept over her shoulder as she looks up to the sky, captioned the snap: "Loving you so far 2017", and added a 'peace out' emoji.

The former Glee star isn't afraid to shed her clothes for a naked picture or two, and stripped for the cover of Shape magazine in October (16).

In the accompanying article, Lea revealed she finds working out to be beneficial for her wellbeing, both mental and physical, and has narrowed down some specific exercises which work really well for her.

"Find three workouts you enjoy so that you can choose what you need on any given day,” she told the magazine. “I’m addicted to SoulCycle. I love the mentality in the room, the sense of community, and the fact that it’s fantastic exercise. I also do Core Power Hot Yoga, which is amazing, and I just started this new workout I love called The Studio MDR, which is sort of like an extreme version of Pilates.”

Lea wasn't the only star to shed her clothes to see in the New Year.

Singer Usher headed to the Bahamas to celebrate the arrival of a new 12 months, and shared a snap of his wife Grace displaying her bare bottom while leaning over the side of a bath.

He captioned the Instagram picture "bonita", the Spanish word for beautiful.