|By PR Newswire||
|December 11, 2012 10:01 AM EST||
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than 2.4 million votes were cast internationally, Hunger Games' humble yet fierce Jennifer Lawrence took the number one position on AskMen's "Top 99 Most Desirable Women" list. In the poll, which surveyed AskMen readers, Lawrence shot up ahead of her Hollywood peers, including Kristen Stewart (No. 7), Jessica Biel (No. 24), Charlize Theron (No.97) and reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who dropped from No. 8 on last year's list to No. 98 this year.
The 12th edition of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women poll, calls on AskMen readers to elect women who most closely match their ideals. These men were tasked with voting on more than just sex appeal, taking into account character, intelligence, talent, sense of humor, professional success, achievements in 2012 and potential for 2013.
Lawrence's victory follows an incredible 2012 for the 22-year-old starlet, whose breakout performances in Hunger Games and Silver Lining Playbook turned the heads of men worldwide and pinned her as the next big thing. Lawrence is followed by TED actress Mila Kunis, who has consistently appeared on AskMen's Top 99 since 2008 a Sports Illustrated turned Vogue model Kate Upton stayed high up on the list, landing at No. 3, dropping only one spot from the 11th edition of the list.
With more than 40% of the women on the list appearing for the first time, it's fair to say there is a new breed of strong and independent women taking over. Take Lawrence's No. 1 ranking after her fearless roles, or Claire Danes, who earned an Emmy this year for her standout performance on Homeland, at No. 20. Anne Hathaway shaved her head for her dramatic role in Les Miserables and came in at No. 47. Other powerful women on the list include Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo!, at No. 59, First Lady Michelle Obama at No. 33 and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Russian activist-punk group Pussy Riot at No. 85.
James Bassil, Editor-In-Chief of AskMen, commented, "The top-rated women on AskMen's 12th edition of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women list speaks to men's growing comfort with strong and independent partners. While undeniably successful candidates like Marissa Mayer have rocketed up the list, the more ambiguous "career" women -- like Kim Kardashian -- have plummeted on it."
The "Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2013" features a new generation of leading women:
- Girls actresses Jemima Kirke (No. 51) and Allison Williams (No. 42), Mad Men actress Jessica Pare at No. 9, Beyonce's sister, singer Solange Knowles, at No. 50, Australian Youth Olympian Michelle Jenneke at No. 10 and newlywed U.S. soccer team goalie Hope Solo at No. 30.
- Music icons have historically pushed boundaries on what's considered desirable, and this year is no different, with American Idol judge Nicki Minaj dropping off the list and making way for newbies Azealia Banks (No. 49) and "Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen at No. 75.
For a third year in a row, TV actresses dominated the list, with 24 TV stars claiming spots. Modern Family's Sofia Vergara topped last year's list, and she continued to hold strong at No. 12 this year. Has dating bad boy Kanye West hurt Kim Kardashian's image? The reality tv star dropped to No. 98 on this year's list. Perhaps not, as "bad girl" Kristen Stewart's public infidelity had no impact on her desirability, which resulted in a climb from No. 27 last year to No. 7 this year. Likewise, Scarlett Johansson fell from No. 7 to No. 45. Will her upcoming sultry performance in A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway restore her sex appeal?
Votes for the 12th annual list also prove that men are loving women over 40, including Vergara (No. 12), Sarah Silverman (No. 23), Lucy Liu; (No. 69) and Rachel Weisz (No 72). First Lady, Michelle Obama, at age 48, is the oldest woman featured on this list, at No. 33.
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Mila Kunis
- Kate Upton
- Emma Stone
- Miranda Kerr
- Kristen Stewart
- Jessica Gomes
- Jessica Pare
- Michelle Jenneke
- Candice Swanepoel
- Sofia Vergara
- Blake Lively
- Christina Hendricks
- Emilia Clarke
- Cheryl Cole
- Zooey Deschanel
- Olivia Munn
- Naomie Harris
- Claire Danes
- Katy Perry
- Lara Stone
- Sarah Silverman
- Jessica Biel
- Kate Middleton
- Chanel Iman
- Adriana Lima
- Freja Beha Erichsen
- Emma Watson
- Hope Solo
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
- Michelle Obama
- Alison Brie
- Erin Heatherton
- Olivia Culpo
- Sara Carbonero
- Rashida Jones
- Marion Cotillard
- Alessandra Ambrosio
- Lolo Jones
- Allison Williams
- Ronda Rousey
- Candace Bailey
- Scarlett Johansson
- Kerry Washington
- Anne Hathaway
- Natalie Portman
- Azealia Banks
- Solange Knowles
- Jemima Kirke
- Keira Knightley
- Antonija Misura
- Olivia Wilde
- Doutzen Kroes
- Selena Gomez
- Kat Dennings
- Amanda Seyfried
- Marissa Mayer
- Marcela Valladolid
- Heidi Klum
- Bar Refaeli
- Sherlyn Chopra
- Cobie Smulders
- Leryn Franco
- Morena Baccarin
- Bipasha Basu
- Paula Patton
- Lucy Liu
- Genesis Rodriguez
- Lana Del Rey
- Rachel Weisz
- Lindsey Vonn
- Chloe Wilde
- Carly Rae Jepsen
- Jessica Chastain
- Joan Smalls
- Tracy Spiridakos
- Tina Fey
- Iggy Azalea
- Liu Wen
- Rose Byrne
- Olivia Thirlby
- Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot)
- Imogen Poots
- Bar Paly
- Shailene Woodley
- Aubrey Plaza
- Jenna Marbles
- Rocsi Diaz
- Paulina Gretzky
- Katie Holmes
- Amrita Acharia
- Kate Moss
- Ana Ivanovic
- Charlize Theron
- Kim Kardashian
- Berenice Marlohe
Here is what some of the Top 99 women had to say:
"Thank you Ask Men for choosing me this year! It's such an honor and I hope I can continue being park of the AskMen family!" – Jessica Gomes, No. 8
"I love AskMen.com. Thank you for including me amongst these incredible women. Honored!" – Candice Swanepoel, No. 11
"I am hugely flattered to have been voted on to the AskMen Top 99 Most Desirable Women list. Please pass on a sincere thank you to all the readers who voted for me."- Emilia Clarke, No. 15
"Being on the Top 99 list of askmen.com is extremely flattering! Thank you xx" - Chanel Iman, No.26
"Thank you Askmen.com! It is so amazing to be on your Most Desirable list!"- Olivia Culpo, No.36
"I am honored. I will adore this moment because I fear this title will drop next year because it's hard to look amazing in bobsled with snot running down your nose" – Lolo Jones, No.41
AskMen, a unit of News Corporation, is the world's No. 1 lifestyle site for men. Dedicated to helping readers become better men on subjects such as fashion, health, dating, career, fine living, and entertainment, AskMen has the widest reach in the men's lifestyle category, attracting 20 million unique visitors worldwide. A foremost content provider with an archive of more than 100,000 articles.
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