These days, being hot isn’t just about winning the DNA lottery and hiring a good stylist. Want proof? Take a good look at the 20 awe-inspiring, hot women below.
They’ve conquered social media and dominate newsfeeds. They make or break trends. And with millions of fans following everything they do, these women are as savvy as they are sexy, their careers expanding into new territory all the time.
Sure, there’s probably a massive make-up/styling/general-fussing-over team at play, plus an army of social media and branding consultants. But the faces to break a thousand hearts deserve our applause and more, especially considering that these women are actresses, singers, models, and bona fide businesspeople.
Let it be known that our annual round-up of the hottest women in the world aren’t just pretty faces (though we’re hardly complaining). (And this Answers user says there is no such record for the hottest woman in the world – we agree, bud. We could never pick a favorite.) Without further ado, let’s go through our list of the 20 hottest women in the world right now.
1. GIGI HADID
From a Real Housewives afterthought to the princess regent of supermodels, Gigi Hadid is not only among the hottest women in the world, but has navigated her career better than Lewis Hamilton at the Monaco Grand Prix.
It all started with a Desigual show in 2014. From there, the LA native racked up gigs with Carine Roitfeld, Vogue (several issues of them), Versace, and Chanel, paving the way to the throne with a series of front covers and closing runway appearances.
Factor in the model’s must-have of a famous baby daddy – in this case, Zayn Malik – and Gigi is set to conquer hearts and a place as the sexiest woman around for years to come.
2. BELLA HADID
Turns out good things do come in pairs. While Gigi got a head-start in the modeling career, Bella is hot on her tracks – just with a slightly different career path.
The elder Hadid goes for the all-American girl-next-door, yet Bella is happier to play the black sheep in a series of the hottest topless shoots, risqué outfits, and a barely-there Victoria’s Secret appearance.
Granted, this beautiful woman’s mandatory high profile boyfriend The Weekend recently became an ex. That simply means there’s a vacancy for a very significant other that we’ll happily fill.
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3. KENDALL JENNER
There are hot women, and then there are the Kardashians.
The Kardashians are the Hollywood equivalent of an indulgent, definitely-not-good-for-you meal. You know you shouldn’t, but resistance is futile. One of the younger flagbearers – Kendall – is proving to be far less divisive than the TV show that propelled her family to fame and certainly one of the hottest women in the world.
Which is a real cultural anomaly, considering her CV. There was the Carry On Protest rejig of Black Lives Matter via an ill-advised Pepsi ad for this model.
Then there was the Notorious BIG ‘vintage’ t-shirts that transposed her own face alongside one of hip hop’s most revered figures – despite the fact they’d never even met.
And we still forgive her, every single time. Can’t think why.
4. KYLIE JENNER
Like the Hadids, the Jenners harbor their own black sheep. Instead of courting high fashion shoots however, this one is more at-home in front of an iPhone camera – a shop window in which she’s earned millions.
Not that we’re leveling this as a criticism. Pair Kylie Jenner’s clear business acumen with a body that is worth every penny, and you’re left with a young, hot woman that’s shrewd as she is attractive.
5. NICOLE SCHERZINGER
Nicole Scherzinger has quite the pair of lungs. She fronted two albums as part of The Pussycat Dolls, released two all by herself, and even had time to squeeze in a couple of appearances on the West End in Cats.
Then there’s the occasional acting spot in Moana and a frankly unnecessary TV remake of Dirty Dancing, her flexibility hinting at the American singer’s enduring success.
We can’t quite forgive her X Factor habit, but we reckon most would happily string some bright-eyed, provincial karaoke singers along if Simon Cowell negotiated the salary. You pay them bills, Nicky (and keep us watching), because as one of the hottest women in the world, you do what you want.
6. EMILY RATAJKOWSKI
There’s only one Emily Ratajkowski, and you still can’t pronounce her name properly. The beautiful woman that made ‘Blurred Lines’ a cultural phenomenon (though only Robin Thicke can be blamed for the backlash) has gone from strength to strength in Hollywood.
She’s not simply content with steaming up your Instagram feed, either. The London-born model is making a play for the big screen too, appearing as an actress in Gone Girl and We Are Your Friends in all her wonderful, technicolour glory.
If that’s not enough, this beauty started her own booming fashion business, has an adorable dog, a newborn baby… And still manages to be one of the hottest women in the world.
7. KIM KARDASHIAN
Kim Kardashian haters can back off. Not only did she reclaim excessive use of the letter K back from hood-wearing rednecks, but she’s also made a mint by identifying what the people want: her.
Through Instagram, television, and magazine covers, the most famous Kardashian has built a brand by just being her, and even managed to bag one of hip hop’s pickiest figures in the process: Kanye West.
She has not one business, but several, ranging from makeup to shape wear, and throws some of the most lavish parties in Hollywood, on top of being a mother of four.
Detractors may feel entitled to their criticism, but it won’t put them on the same pay grade… or make her any less sexy.
Jourdan Dunn is the ultimate girl-done-good. From humble beginnings in Greenford, the 30-year-old became the first black British woman to appear on Forbes’ top-earning models list – all while juggling the travails of motherhood.
Her portfolio is proof of sheer hard work, too, with the likes of Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Balmain, and Burberry all previous paychecks that show no sign of Dunn fatigue. Thank God this beauty isn’t going anywhere.