And the winner is….. JULIA ROBERTS!
This isn’t Julia’s first time with the title. She has earned the record fifth honor of being dubbed Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine, which surpasses Jennifer Aniston and Michelle Pfeiffer, who both earned the title twice.
She was first named Most Beautiful in 1991 at age 23 after her role in Pretty Woman.
HOWEVER, the title didn’t come with out a little controversy.
On social media, there seemed to be a lot of virtual eye-rolling and head shaking going on with many users calling for more “diversity” and pointing out that Julia having five honors was perhaps a few too many.
The magazine seemed quite prepared with a statement already, as if they were expecting the backlash. Editorial director Jess Cagle explained, “When it came time to choose a cover for the 2017 World’s Most Beautiful issue, it seemed that the time was right for Julia Roberts. At 49, Julia has never looked better. Her beauty also lies in her self-assurance and smarts and good humor. It lies in her ability to evolve while retaining the best parts of herself. It lies in her talent for creating characters and telling stories that take us to new places. And it lies in her family-first ethos: Despite all the delights, distractions and temptations of an impossibly privileged existence, nothing ignites her famous smile more than game nights with her kids”
Since 1990, the magazine has featured four women of color to receive the title: Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and Lupita Nyong’o.
Who would your pick have been?