She may be working in an industry that doesn’t value at all a figure like hers, but Jennifer Lawrence is getting recognition for her insane body where it counts: with her fans. She’s just been crowned AskMen’s most desirable woman of 2013.
The yearly list from the men’s publication is comprised based on editors’ pick and readers’ votes so, honestly, it’s as impartial as it could probably get.
It sees Jennifer jump from the 46th position held last year to the number 1, which can only be considered a victory for a healthy body image and beauty that is not synonymous with incredibly skinny.
The fact that she comes across as incredibly “real,” unlike other stars, has also earned her lots of points with the voters.
“Overall, there's a sense that she's a little more authentic than other actors. She's fresh because we haven't seen her all over the gossip pages for the past three or four years,” Editor-In-Chief James Bassil explains.
Last year’s number 1, Sofia Vergara, has now dropped to number 12.
Hot on Jennifer’s heels is stunning actress Mila Kunis, followed by Kate Upton (who attained international fame for being a model with “curves in all the right places”) and pop star Rihanna.
However, perhaps even more remarkable than Jennifer’s landing the top position (mostly because it was well deserved) is the fact that people – men, in general – appear to be growing tired of reality star Kim Kardashian.
Overexposure could possibly explain why she’s registered the biggest drop this year, sliding from number 8 to 98 and, in the process, almost falling off the list entirely.
Another surprise is the notable absence of the likes of Megan Fox, Gisele Bundchen or Jessica Alba from the list, as well as the inclusion of First Lady Michele Obama at 33, and Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! CEO, at 53.
Power is definitely the word of the year with AskMen.
The complete list is here