AskMen Honors Jennifer Lawrence as World's Most Desirable Woman
12th Annual Poll Garners 2.4 Million Votes on the Leading Ladies of 2012 &
Women to Watch in 2013
A New Breed of Women Have Changed The Definition of "Desirability"
Strong and Independent Women are deemed Most Desirable heading into 2013 -
Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Marissa Mayer among honorees on this year's
"Top 99 Most Desirable Women" List
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2012
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 12^th 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 11^th
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.
James Bassil, Editor-In-Chief of AskMen, commented, "The top-rated women on
AskMen's 12^th 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
oGirls 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.
oMusic 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 12^th 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.
28.Freja Beha Erichsen
71.Lana Del Rey
75.Carly Rae Jepsen
85.Nadezhda Tolokonnikova(Pussy Riot)
For exclusive videos, photos and comments from this year's honorees, visit
www.askmen.com. Up-to-date coverage of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women can
also be found on AskMen's Facebook and Twitter.
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
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