Men’s Health has a running poll of the 100 Hottest Women of All Time. There’s a lot of the usual suspects and one major upset: Jennifer Aniston has the top spot. We’re used to seeing more straight forward “sexpot”-type ladies at the tops of these–Raquel Welch, for example, is number 2, with Marilyn Monroe rounding out the top 3–but the readers of Men’s Health have spoken and Aniston apparently has their hearts.
The magazine explains:
Funny is sexy, and Jennifer Aniston is funny—she was invited to join Saturday Night Live before her big break with Friends. Her down-to-earth persona makes her seem attainable, and anyone who’s seen her in Office Space has to admit she makes even pieces of flair look good. She rarely plays the airhead, and she seldom overplays a role: she’s funny in a quiet, refreshingly human way. And her all-too-human love life off screen inspires sympathy that not even a string of bland romantic comedies can diminish. Other sex symbols drift toward one-dimensionality, becoming flat icons in the process, but throughout her career Aniston has remained sexy, funny, and unmistakably real.
We’re not too excited about the inevitable Aniston-bashing that’ll come of this, but she is a somewhat surprising choice. Insofar as we’re ranking human beings on arbitrary conditions such as hotness, do you agree? If not, who should take the prize?