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PopCrunch’s 100 Hottest Women of 2011


Welcome to our third annual PopCrunch 100 Hottest Women. This is easily one of our most popular annual traditions, and in previous years we have crowned Minka Kelly (2009) and January Jones (2010) as the hottest women in the world. Read on to see who takes the top spot for 2011.

100. Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is the most-successful American Idol to date. She’s taken home every award given to country music including Entertainer of the Year as well as Grammy Awards and has even been nominated for a Golden Globe. In 2010 Carrie was married to her fiance, Mike Fisher and wrapped her wildly-successful Play On tour.

99. Claire Danes

Claire came into our lives on the television series, My So Called Life and now she’s a Golden Globe and SAG winner. Claire Danes has been growing into a fan favorite for years.

98. Giada de Laurenttis

Giada is the host of Everyday Italian on the Food Network and she is helping men across America learn more about cooking than they ever though possible. Giada who flashes her gorgeous smile makes everyone melt as they learn to cook some fabulous Italian cuisine.

97. Laura Bell Bundy

Laura became a household name when she debuted on Broadyway in the Tony-award winning musical, Legally Blonde. Since then she’s been roping her way into the country music industry, breaking through with her first hit single, Giddy on up.

96. Olivia Munn

Olivia became a household name when she landed a deal with the G4 gaming network. Since then she’s been the face of Pepsi, Neutrogena and Nike. The last few years she has been ranked as one of the Sexiest Women alive by Maxim magazine.

95. Nicole Kidman

Nominated again for an Academy Award, Nicole Kidman, is always one of the sexiest women alive. Kidman who has contiuned to select brilliant roles also added another daughter, Faith, to the mix in 2010. Nicole and husband, Keith Urban, welcomed a second daughter (via surrogate) in December.

94. Lucy Lawless

She’s the star of the Showtime series, Spartacus, Lucy Lawless has brought sex-appeal to a time period when dirt and dust ruled the landscape. Lawless isn’t afraid to flaunt her body for the role either, you can almost always catch some exposure during an episode of Spartacus.

93. Jenn Sturger

It’s a name that Brett Favre would rather never hear again his whole life but Florida State grad, Jenn Sturger does make our Top 100 list. Known for her modeling work and later as a side-line reporter for the NY Jets, Sturger has never been afraid to use her assets to take her a little farther in life.

92. Miley Cyrus

She’s finally 18 and eligible for our Top 100 lists but we’re not sure that she’ll still be relevant after this year so we’re adding Miley Cyrus in at #92. The former star of Hannah Montana wrapped 2010 with a bong video that went viral, a single that flopped and parents that filed for divorce – here’s to 2011 Miley. New album, new movies, should be a much better year.

91. Jennifer Love Hewitt

Now before many of you question how can Jennifer be so low on our list, let’s remember that while her rack is great her career has taken a turn South over the last year. Her CBS series, Ghost Whisperer was sold to NBC and then dropped by the network. Love is set to make her directorial debut later this year. We’re banking on 2011 being a turn-around year for Jennifer.

90. Kaley Cuoco

If you are a fan of Science, Star Trek or Comic Books then Big Bang Theory star, Kaley Cuoco is officially your dream girl. Cuco, who plays Penny on the CBS comedy is showing us that even if you don’t understand “science speak” you can still hang with your local Science Professors, as long as your are hot and quick-witted.

89. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow seems to have it all, a rock star husband, family a movie career and now a great reoccurring role on the Fox comedy, Glee. Paltrow will be heading back to the small-screen this Spring, reprise her role as a substitute teacher, this time putting the moves on Matthew Morrison’s character, Will Schuester.

88. Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes is a repeat offender on the Hot 100 and she never disappoints. Mendes, who is set to appear this year in a few films will also launch a new Calvin Klein campaign this Spring.

87. Denise Richards

She might be one-step away from boarding the Crazy Train but Denise Richards is still gorgeous. Denise made headlines in late 2010 after she and ex-husband Charlie Sheen, had been seen together in NYC, just hours before Charlie held a prostitute hostage and trashed a Central Park hotel room. Denise and Charlie share custody of their 2 young daughters, Sam and Lola.

86. Ashley Benson

She’s one of the break-out stars of the ABCfamily series, Pretty Little Liars and actress Ashley Benson is making her first appearance on the Hot 100 list. You may recognize her from the Bring it on Franchise but if not then be sure to catch her as Hanna Marin, showing off her wicked ways.

85. Andrea Roth

If you haven’t been hooked on the FX series, Rescue Me, this is your final opportunity. The NYFD drama will wrap on the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks and we have no doubt that Andrea Roth will rock this final season. Her no-nonsense attitude and passionate spirit has gripped viewers for the last 6 seasons.

84. Padma Lakshmi

Padma is the hot host of the Bravo reality series, Top Chef. For 7 seasons, Padma has been politely asking some of the best chefs in the country to “Pack their knives and go” all the while throwing her own comments in to lead to their demise. Lakshmi’s personal life was busy in 2010, as she gave birth to her first child. Padma is currently involved in a custody battle with her baby-daddy, Michael Dell.

83. Reese Witherspoon

Reese solidified her role as America’s Sweetheart with two great romantic comedies in 2010 and will soon be see starring alongside Twilight star, Robert Pattinson, in the film version of the hugely-popular novel, Water for Elephants. Reese is also planning to tie the knot in 2011. She announced her engagement to Hollywood agent, Jim Roth late in 2010.

82. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is more than the Princess of County Music, she has become a world-wide phenomenon. Taylor’s 3rd album, Speak Now, broke records around the world as it blew to 1 million copies in just 3 days after its release. Taylor has already seen both of the first two singles fly to #1 on the charts and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

81. Tiffani Theissen

You grew-up loving her as Kelly Kapaowski and then watched her in college on Beverly Hills, 90210 and now you can catch her on the USA drama, White Collar. Tiffani gave birth to her first child in 2010, a daughter Harper but appears to be back to her rocking body already.

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