It’s that special, special time of year again when AskMen releases their top 99 hot women of the year, and this year, the list was especially exceptional, especially their top 10. Some of the picks were obvious, some questionable, but all in all, at the end of the day, it was all done to support the industry that we love so much:
Slots ten through six included Candice Swanepoel, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Scarlett Johansson, and Emma Stone. Candice I just didn’t get – though she’s a Victoria’s Secret Angel, she’s quite average-looking if you ask me. As for Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, ugh. Those two are so played out that it’s hard to even decide if they’re still hot after all of the BS that they’ve pulled over the past few years. Scarlett Johansson has been a staple on this sort of list for years now, and there’s no doubt that Emma Stone is one hot-bitch-on-the-rise who probably deserves to be higher than the number six spot. Or, you know, not. Depending on who you ask. Because the top five were almost complete head-scratchers, with the exception of number one. Let’s review, shall we?
#5 – Nicki Minaj. Nicki Minaj. What? Higher-ranked than Scarlett Johansson? What’s the world coming to? Apparently many of today’s men can appreciate plastic appendages, because Minaj is one of the biggest offenders – no pun intended. Why AskMen chose Nicki:
“… It’s not often you find a female emcee whose looks are as infectious as her rhymes.”
#4 – Miranda Kerr. So this one makes some sense. She’s pretty, she bounced right back after having her baby last year, and she’s married to Orlando Bloom. I mean, I know some perfectly hetero men who have a man-crush on Orlando Bloom, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m pretty sure I have a lady-crush on Miranda, so it all works out. Why AskMen chose Miranda:
“This elegant Aussie has dimples we could get lost in and never want to come out of.”
#3 – Rooney Mara. This one I just do not get. Rooney Mara is pretty and sweet and soft-looking (when she’s not rocking bondage and facial piercings and bangs trauma), and she’s tons prettier than her sister, Kate, but number three? Who’d the girl with the dragon tattoo pay to get in that slot? Why AskMen chose Rooney:
“… Punks everywhere officially found their new pin-up girl.”
#2 – Kate Upton. It’s really not surprising, having the obligatory busty Sports Illustrated blonde in the top five. I think it’s somewhere in the contractual wording when these kinds of lists get churned out. This year it’s Kate Upton, who has big boobs. And who did the Dougie in 2011. Why AskMen chose Kate:
“Upton’s classically curvy body and face full of girlish charm make her an easy choice as a breakout model.”
#1 – Sofia Vergara. This one’s an easy choice. She’s hot, she’s funny, and she’s – above all – likable. Plus, she’s not cookie-cutter nineteen-year-old Hollywood, and that probably appealed to a lot of the editors over at AskMen. Why AskMen chose Sofia:
“Vergara shows off the best cleavage on network TV, and we’ve never been more jealous of Ed O’Neill. But despite her obvious assets, Vergara’s also one very funny woman, lampooning stereotypes with her perfect timing.”
Do you guys think this top five is THE top five of 2012? I’ll admit – most of it’s got me wondering who the hell compiled this list.