People Names Gwyneth Paltrow Most Beautiful Woman

Posted on April 24, 2013

Oh, what a lovely gesture, People magazine.

 

People magazine has named actress Gwyneth Paltrow as the world’s most beautiful woman.

Hopefully, she’ll use this and learn to love herself.

We think we speak for most of humanity, living or dead, when we say … “OH FOR FUCK’S SAKE. Excellent trolling, People. You win.”

 

And before anyone gets bent out of shape on her behalf, of course she’s beautiful. And of course these silly little Attractiveness Olympics that People magazine likes to foster are utterly meaningless, designed to spur debate on the topic, and driven largely by a star’s Q score. But even so, this SMACKS of publicists and entertainment media working the refs for a star who’s got a cookbook and a big movie out at the moment and who’s known for being largely disliked by the public.

We love Gwynnie, actually. But we can’t help but roll our eyes at the idea of telling a lady famous more for her high self-regard than for her work that she’s the Most Beautiful Woman in the World.
[Photo Credit: people.com]

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  • fnarf

    FFS. She’s pretty. She’s not in the top 100 beautiful stars, though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

    As a woman, a mother, and an actress, I approve of this post.

    Oh hell. I am none of those three things. I still approve.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

      This made me laugh harder than I care to admit.

    • jennifervney

      Ha!

    • http://onionjam.tumblr.com SkipperJane

      Gawd, JLo was on Extra! and Access Hollywood last night promoting the new show she’s producing (“The Fosters,” about an inter-racial lesbian couple raising a mix of biological and foster children, natch), and all I could hear was that sentence… Thanks TLo!

      Of course, if anyone can match Gwennie in self-regard, it’s Jennifer Lopez.

  • filmcricket

    “Excellent trolling, People. You win”

    Can’t put it any better than that.

  • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

    I’m just grateful that they picked a woman over 30.

    • Sobaika

      Le sigh. You’re right, thank goodness for small favors. I suppose a blonde haired, blue-eyed, tall, thin woman of forty is a not quite a blonde haired, blue-eyed, tall, thin woman of twenty.

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

        It is a very, very small mercy.

      • drdarke

        If you’re looking for a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, tall thin woman of forty who may actually deserve that title – Helllooooo, Heidi!

        I can’t help it – PROJECT RUNWAY has taught me to love that cheerfully sadistic Teutonic Dominatrix. And unlike Ms. Paltrow, she looks great even in her more – unfortunate clothing choices, and it doesn’t feel like she’s coasting on family connections to build her empire….

    • filmcricket

      They did two years ago, too, no? JLo was past age 30 at that point.

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

        My headspace is mostly occupied with food, I can’t remember that far back.

  • decormaven

    Bwah! I knew you two would have a good chuckle over this most banal of self-proclaimed titles. I mean, really? What are the parameters for determining the Most Beautiful Woman in the World? And should she be unable to fulfill her duties, who will step in? Grief!

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    My first thought was “PUH-LEEZE.” Irrational hate or not, there are so many other ladystars who are more beautiful than she is. But like TLo said… she’s got a book and a movie to promote.

  • DinaSews

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Amanda Knox in one issue. What a page burner (um, turner)!

  • Paigealicious

    LOLLERSKATES

  • tereliz

    Yes, but look at the diversity on display here to balance the beautiful, blonde, white Hollywood royalty. At least People put multiple minorities on this cover. Oh, wait…

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      And this is the WORLD’S most beautiful… not just Hollywood.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000393765005 Garcia Loca

      They put Kerry Washington and the Chechen dude. 2/5 (40%) of cover talent represent diversity.

      • tereliz

        In all seriousness, Kerry is there for diversity (and beauty, she should have won, IMO, but apparently her publicist lost the arm wrestling match to Gwynnie’s). Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s presence on this cover and in other more worldly news isn’t helping clueless Americans become more open to diversity AT ALL.

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    “Timeless Look” is a saccharine sweet euphemism for “bitch refuses to change a fucking thing about her personal style”.

    • decormaven

      And I want to know “all her beauty secrets!” One of them must be having one heck of a publicist.

      • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

        And trainer, and dietician, and hair/makeup people…

        • Sarah

          And millions of dollars in clothing and jewelry and property…

          • drdarke

            And people willing to just give you millions more, @disqus_uaAgd5XTr8:disqus !

          • Sarah

            But of course. I must find those people…

          • drdarke

            When you do, @disqus_uaAgd5XTr8:disqus – send them my way once you’re done with them, please?

        • Funkykatt

          Her trainer, Tracy Anderson, is just as self absorbed as she.

      • TheAmericaness

        As could be said about any celebrity, no matter how “down to earth” they are. Not a huge fan here, but c’mon. Unless you know them, you just don’t know.

    • Catiline

      If they want timeless, they should’ve thrown Jane Fonda up there. I’m still not over how good she looked at the Oscars.

      • tereliz

        The pic of Jane F. in the online slideshow is JAWDROPPINGLY GORGEOUS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

      Also: “she’s old.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

    The best part: They have HER, and then below: “PLUS: 152 *Fresh* Faces!”

    I smell shade.

    • tereliz

      Plus: 152 faces you DON’T want to push in.

      • truthhurts

        lol

    • MartyBellerMask

      That was HILAR.

  • alyce1213

    So true, you can’t take this seriously. It’s all a publicity and press agentry game.
    But what a great cover shot.

    (I thought the sleeves-over-the-paws thing was long over.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=677547537 John Hodgins

    As my friend said, “Gwyneth Paltrow the world’s most beautiful woman? Congratulations to Gywneth Paltrow’s publicist.”

    • gsk241

      She must have poledanced for this harder than Anne Hathaway did for her Oscar. At least Anne actually did something to deserve the honor.

      • filmcricket

        Actually, that’s a very good point. Why isn’t Annie on the cover this year?

        • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Tina Power

          Probably because she doesn’t have anything big coming out right now.

          • filmcricket

            But she had a big damn year. Sometimes these things look backwards as well as forwards – when Bradley Cooper got “Sexiest Man” he’d just come off The Hangover, etc.

          • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Tina Power

            Bradley Cooper got it because Ryan Gosling didn’t want it. This is just a promotion tool going forward than a reward. When it started it was a reward but now it’s all promotion.

        • formerlyAnon

          Because she didn’t hire Paltrow’s publicists? Not to bash Ms. Hathaway’s looks, but she’s pretty, and can be very elegant (and I think is going to improve with age) and I am sure many people find her very, very “attractive” or “sexy.” But I don’t think she fits into the “beauty” paradigm. (Just like none of the top 50 men I find devastatingly attractive will ever be the “handsomest” man.)

          • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

            I think AnnE is also smartly taking a media break. She got hella backlash and her career was going to suffer for it. She likely didn’t even put a bid in.

            Lest we forget some of those covers, editors were not as kind as they could have been.

          • RF

            Unless either if them have changed reps recently, Paltrow and Hathaway have the same publicist: Stephen Huvane.

          • formerlyAnon

            Interesting. (And thanks for weighing in. I’m always amazed what the BKs know, collectively.)

        • editrixie

          Simple — Ann has dark hair and doesn’t have that sun-kissed, All American style that Gwyneth does. Gwyneth is the epitome of that Aryan ideal of beauty.

        • MilaXX

          cause even Anne knew it was time to take a chill pill

      • drdarke

        @gsk421 and John Hodgins – really! Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t even the Most Beautiful Woman in Hollywood, let alone the entire world! What she is is very very blonde woman with washed-out pale skin and knobby knees which she insists on wearing miniskirts to show off, who’s showing every sign of having hit her Sell-By Date.

        Before I selected her I would pick, just off the top of my head in US/UK movies and television alone – Scarlett Johanssen, Kerry Washington, Emilia Clarke, Stana Katic, Kelly Rowland, Jeri Ryan, Jessica Paré, Naya Rivera, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Lawrence, Eva Mendes, Emily Rossum, Heidi Klum, Beyonce, Rihanna, Emma Garfield, Zoe Saldana, Diane Kruger…. Except for Katic, who I’d had a soft spot for ever since she first tweaked Nathan Fillion’s nose on CASTLE, I found just about every other more worthy contender by just flipping back a month on here….

        And that doesn’t even count India, which really has many of The World’s Most Beautiful Women!

        • akprincess72

          LOVE Stana Katic!

          • drdarke

            She is great as Beckett, @akprincess72:disqus – and she’s my choice to play J.D. Robb’s 21st Century female supercop Eve Dallas.

          • RebeccaKW

            Ooooh. Good choice. Excellent.

          • akprincess72

            She would be FABULOUS!

          • drdarke

            Glad to see some fellow IN DEATH fans supporting Stana Katic as Eve – but who could play Roarke? He’s given me headaches since I started reading the series over a decade ago (my wife brought home a paperback copy from a business trip and said she thought I’d like it – I liked it so much, I went back and bought all the books leading up to it, and have faithfully followed the series ever since!).

            The ideal choices for me are Pierce Brosnan or Timothy Dalton back when they played James Bond – but they’re both a couple decades too old for the character now. Even though it’s obvious CASTLE borrows a few bits from the IN DEATH books (woman murder cop with wealthy civilian friend/lover who helps her solve crimes, mainly) and he and Katic have a great sexual chemistry, Nathan Fillion’s all wrong for Roarke – he’s more a Golden Retriever who hasn’t yet got the hang of his paws and tail than the Wolf Roarke is explicitly identified with.

          • librarygrrl64

            She is a naturally GORGEOUS woman, isn’t she?

          • akprincess72

            She truly is. Doesn’t come across as obnoxious either, that always boosts’ attractiveness even more in my opinion!

          • librarygrrl64

            Agreed. :-)

        • ankali

          I don’t agree with trying to rank beauty or prove somehow that Gwyneth — or anyone — isn’t ranked properly (though have at the high self-regard), but I will agree that Stana Katic is so gorgeous that it’s distracting.

        • notterriblybitter

          re: “Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t even the Most Beautiful Woman in Hollywood”… she isn’t even the most beautiful woman in her family.

    • Sara

      Gwyneth Paltrow’s publicist deserves a big fucking award.

  • http://www.facebook.com/beccalise.deveaux ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  • formerlyAnon

    Nope.

  • Sara

    I can’t wait to read the goops inspired by this “honor.” I can see it now: “be: so beautiful that everyone finds you insufferable (or switch it up! have fun with it!)”

    Well played, indeed, People mag.

  • MilaXX

    It took me a minute to post cause I rolled my eyes so hard they got stuck for a minute.
    *whatev* People magazine

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I *have* to use that line at some point. “I rolled my eyes so hard they got stuck.” HAHAHAHAHAH!!!

  • http://twitter.com/jonobeckyLL2 Maggie ♡

    As if her ego didn’t already need checking…

  • Catiline

    I would have really loved to be in the editing room on this one, just to hear all the muffled snickering.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Muffled? They probably all realize it’s a bunch of BS too.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    You’ll all have to wait till I finish laughing to get my comments on this. It may take a good while.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    I don’t even need to look further than the inset pic of Kerry Washington to find someone that disproves their “Most Beautiful Woman” assessment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sunlover Jenny Ziv Scott

    For fuck sake is right. She just topped a list of least liked celebrities.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Just? She’s and Angelina have owned the top spot(s) on my list for years.

      • Sobaika

        No really, US or Star or some other trash rag ranked Hollywood’s most insufferable and Goopy was at the top.

        • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

          OH. Gotcha. I misread, and thought it was Jenny’s least-liked list. Maybe I should get my glasses checked.

        • PrunellaV

          We hate her because she’s beautiful. :-P

  • charlotte

    Did she cook the People people a meal to convince them of her eternal beauty?

  • Sarah

    Oh I saw that like 30 mins ago somewhere else and was WAITING for TLo to comment. As usual, well said, sirs. She is puffed-up. There is no need for more puffery! I would’ve given it to JLaw.

  • MK03

    Her people are doing some major damage control. And it’s all in vain.

  • AwwwTrouble

    I have been waiting all day for you all to write on this, having seen it announced on Good Morning America. The editor hilariously, when asked why they chose her, said something like “she’s such a real american beauty blah blah blah, and let’s face it she has both her supporters and detractors which makes for good conversation. He essentially admitted it was a controversial pick designed to increase chatter about People.

    • RebeccaKW

      I wish someone would have asked him “if she’s an American beauty, why is the title “World’s Most Beautiful Woman?”

      • tereliz

        THANK YOU!

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Why because only American women are beautiful, right? I mean People Magazine says so!

        • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

          The blonde, blue-eyed, girl-next-door, American woman is beautiful.

        • BrooklynBomber

          I think they allow some ferinners in once in a while. Don’t they?

        • drdarke

          Kiltdntiltd – maybe it’s because my wife and friends got me into watching Bollywood movies the last couple years, but – no. Actually, only Indian women are really incredibly drop-jaw-and-smack-self-in-the-face-with-foot beautiful.

          I’d provide links of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, and Katrina Kaif to prove my point, but since every link gets moderated and takes at least a day to clear it would sort of defeat the purpose….

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            You needn’t bother. I am inclined to agree, really. Having traveled in India, I was repeated brought to a full stop by the beauty of the people there, the women and the men were often gasp worthy. But then I’ve also met people from other places and ethnicities who were similarly worthy in that regard.

            I do hope you realize my initial post on this was meant entirely tongue in cheek. (grin)

          • drdarke

            Yes, I did, @kiltdntiltd:disqus – but I wanted to give a shout-out to some of the Goddesses of Bollywood….

            …Just because they’re all much more beautiful than Ms. Straw-For-Hair.

            And I like blondes – just not that blonde.

      • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

        ^THIS. Gwynnie here represents the pinnacle of beauty for all women the world over. Sheesh.

    • filmcricket

      It’s so funny, because they have styled her as an All-American beauty here, for sure, and on paper she is too: blonde, blue-eyed, freckled, athletically thin. But she spends half her time in Europe, she’s married to an Englishman, and for the first few years of her career she played English women almost exclusively. I don’t tend to think of her as quintessentially American, really.

    • girliecue

      It may increase chatter about People, but the chatter probably sounds like this: “What a colossally bad idea! I’m never reading People again.”

  • muelonil

    I’m not actually a Gwyneth hater, but I think all three of the other women on this cover are more naturally beautiful.

  • jmol

    Is that her right nipple showing through that white top? People doesn’t have Photoshop?

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      OMG, I thought that might be, too.

    • TAGinMO

      Hmmm…could be. But in all seriousness, I give people credit for PhotoShopping their cover subjects much less than a lot of magazines do. She looks like herself here, particularly on the cover.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    I don’t care what she looks like. I can’t fucking stand her.

    • drdarke

      I don’t hate her, Lauren Dorsee Dillon – I just don’t especially care. She’s become a stereotype of the “Hollywood Liberal” that Right Wing media loves to mock – which means she gives them cover by her very existence. Oh, and she’s one of those smug vegetarians that Anthony Bourdain loves to mock – especially when she went to Italy for that show with Mario Batali, and refused to eat anything with meat in it!

      All I want is that she should go home to her vegetarian meals and brood over her ovaries in peace, and leave the rest of us alone….

  • http://twitter.com/lisledanielle Danielle Lisle

    LAWL

  • shirab

    I wish they’d picked her mother instead.

    • Griffinqueen

      THAT would have been AWESOME! Blythe is so gorgeous.

      • drdarke

        Gods, yes, @shirab:disqus ! Now Blythe Danner is still a beautiful woman at 70 – and has never been the self-involved fluff-brain her daughter is….

    • librarygrrl64

      Now THAT is timeless beauty! Agreed.

  • Neil Goldenberg

    Wow. People magazine accidentally released a back issue from 1996…..

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      *snort*

    • librarygrrl64

      I love you.

  • Little_Olive

    I LOVE “PLus! 152 Fresh Faces” on the bottom of the page right over Gwinnie. It’s like they named her because next year will be too late… “The most beautiful woman, not for long! With 152 desperate girls neck and neck behind her!”

  • jw_ny

    will she ever deserve one of her awards?

    • Catiline

      Daaaamn. I cackled.

  • Beverly Kozma

    I know she’s overexposed and too darn rich to be anywhere near normal, but I saw her on The Chew recently, and you guys! she was frying chicken. And it looked so gooood. She can’t be all bad.

    • jetpackdino

      Did she eat it? Did she actually take a bite, chew, and swallow?

      • Fordzo

        Was it really chicken? Or some form of vegan material shaped to resemble chicken and then fried in the fat of a virgin?

        • Beverly Kozma

          I don’t know if she ate it or not, lol, but it was a real, organic chicken.

      • MilaXX

        She’s friends with Mario Batali. I think he’s trying to help her be more human. I don’t recall her eating any but the rest of the Chew Crew did.

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      She also likes Thug Kitchen and Thug Kitchen is one of my favorite things. So she must have some since of humor. Somewhere. Deep down. Deep.

      • MilaXX

        I LOVE Thug kitchen. I could read and laugh at that site all day

  • Griffinqueen

    There will be no living with that woman now.

    Did anyone see the “Extras” episode with Orlando Bloom conspicuously waving around a People magazine with his face on the cover and mumbling about how “embarrassing ” it was?

  • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

    Provocative choice.

  • http://twitter.com/floretbroccoli Florrie Brafman

    Per “Soapish,” As a woman and as a personality.”

  • CatherineRhodes

    At least it’s not Angelina.

    • Fordzo

      This. x100

  • kat89

    Wow. Her publicists got right on that whole “Most Hated Celebrity” thing, didn’t they? She must have paid them triple their fees to make it go away ASAP to keep her delusions intact.

  • Lilyana_F

    Hahahaha! Can you define “world” and “beautiful”, “People”? There might be some meanings unknown to the rest of humanity.

    Seriously, Goopy knew in advance about the whole thing and was like “Why, of course I am the most beautiful woman in the world, put it on the cover” with a straight face?! How people become so unaware of themselves is beyond me.

  • Wendi126

    Publicists, media people, People sure. But Gwynnie had to say YES, I am very comfortable being on a magazine informing all that I am the worlds most beautiful woman. As a woman, mother and bitter kitten my gag reflex disagrees

    • Sunraya

      My thought also. One must be an incredible narcissist to even agree to do this.

  • Fordzo

    I was sure the source for this was The Onion.

  • Imasewsure

    Huh? She’s pretty but…. she’s not even the best of the vanilla beauties… go publicist, go!!

  • Cheryl

    At least she’s not Anne Hathaway.

  • http://twitter.com/iraki86 IraKi

    She is beautiful. In an “ice-queen” kinda way. But I think…Oh, what am I saying? I hate her. I think she is a fairly good actress, with great looks and a huge mouth.

  • aeb1986

    my biggest issue w her isnt that shes unrelatable. its that she THINKS shes making herself relatable when she says propostrous things about how famous and rich she is

    • filmcricket

      This. Don’t try to pretend you’re “one of us” when your version of french fries are baked artisan russet crisps that can only be bought at one market in Madrid.

  • Janet B

    Bwwwaahahahahahahahahahaa

  • BrooklynBomber

    But, TLo, ALL HER BEAUTY SECRETS FOR US!
    Those are very pretty pictures, though; very much in her image, and they don’t look over retouched.

    • RebeccaKW

      Beauty Secrets: #1 Bathe in milk of a freshly milked Himalayan yak. That should be easy for everyone to obtain, I mean, it’s only a 16 hour or so plane ride, that’s easy on your private jet. #2 Use only Chinese silk to wrap your body. That’s fairly inexpensive. Lastly, you must rub 1000 diamonds over your body. Real, not synthetic. It’s worth the splurge.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Haha- perfect!

  • ChristopherM

    Someone promised People the exclusive when Chris Martin leaves her for an actual fish stick.

  • oldbobbydraper

    “Publicist Magazine”

  • BuffaloBarbara

    She’s… pretty. I would be happy with my life if I were half as pretty. As movie stars go, though, not near the top of the list.

    Ah, well. She’s got some poles that need dancing around, so I guess People is helping out with the choreography.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=724916801 facebook-724916801

    Kerry Washington was hands down the most gorgeous pic. Wow. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised the blonde, white, thin, rich, bland girl got the cover. *eyeroll*

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    You know, if I were genetically gifted, had grown up in a cultured, weathy family, had dated some of the most beautiful men on the planet, won an Oscar, married a rock star, had two adorable kids AND was named the most beautiful woman in the world, I’d be WAY more self-satisfied and obnoxious than Gwynie is — I don’t think y’all give her enough credit for her self-restraint.

  • e jerry powell

    Not so long after being named the World’s Most Hated Celebrity. Coincidence? I think not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.hunt.796 Pamela Hunt

    When will Peephole pick someone in these idiotic lists (that reinforce the idea that the outside is most important) who is a person of color? She isn’t even the most beautiful celebrity, much less the most beautiful in the world. Irrational. Hatred. Growing. Irrationally. More.

    • filmcricket

      They did last year: Beyonce was on the cover, and JLo was on it the year before (although I guess with her the “of colour” is questionable? Not sure.) Now, if you ask when will they pick a person of colour who isn’t young, slim, gorgeous, rich, and exceedingly powerful in Hollywood, the answer is “never.”

      • MilaXX

        you forgot to add on the “right” side of the paper bag test to that list

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    people magazine is the arkansas of celeb-fluff magazines. very grateful for the existence of the alabama that is e news.

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    She still can’t hold a candle to her mother.

  • j_anson

    Gwynnie is awfully pretty, no lie, but it seems implausible that People could come to this conclusion while Cate Blanchett exists in the world.

    • librarygrrl64

      I could see her turning it down, though.

  • PeaceBang

    Holy Hair Volumizer, Batman!

  • demidaemon

    She only gets more insufferable, eh?

  • capybara_cafe

    -_-

  • LaSylphide

    OK, it’s official. I am sick and tired of Gwyneth Paltrow.

  • foggywood

    First – take the unread copy of People’s Most Beautiful Woman of 2013 and place it in an Etruscan vase (most are only found in museums, but do your best!).

    2nd – Sprinkle with black velvet orchid oil found only in the deepest Amazon luxury 4star hotels.

    3rd – Call Jay and B and ask them what time they want to eat.

    4th – Have a quick smoke and a Guinness.

    5th – Place the vase in your outdoor stone pizza oven and roast for 15 – 20 min.

    6th – Stare at the smoldering embers.

    Enjoy!

  • unbornfawn

    Who did she pay off? She doesn’t hold a candle to her mother. The girl is pretty, no argument there, however, I have a long list of women who I think are more beautiful than she is.

  • Funkykatt

    How does she look only 30? Oh yeah, Photoshop.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Her soul is beautiful. Of course it is. She does soul enemas once every 3 months.

  • MandyM

    Could they not find anyone else who was MORE full of herself? Barf.

  • NoGovernmentName

    How she beat out Jennifer Lawrence for this is beyond me.

    • http://twitter.com/uyeahu Michelle Wilson

      I was thinking the same thing.

  • NoGovernmentName

    She should play Amy in Gone Girl. Now THAT would show some cleverness on the part of her agent.

  • Deedles

    Jumpin’ Jeebus on a pogo stick. Make her go away!

  • H2olovngrl

    As if she wasn’t insufferable enough…

  • GorgeousThings

    Sorry, she’s not even close to the most beautiful. She’s pretty enough, in a Hamptons sort of way, but she is arrogant as hell and a bloviating butthead (10 points if you can name the source of that!) to boot.

  • http://twitter.com/vintagesewing Vtg Fashion Library

    People Magazine should be ashamed of putting this AND of putting the Boston bomber on the cover. That’s just WRONG.

  • SewingSiren

    She makes me want to eat Cheese Whiz and drink gin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/judy.julian77 Judy Julian

    Oh, puleeeze! Really? C’mon, People….have you no self-respect?

  • DCSheehan

    An undeserved ‘win’ like this only makes me like her less. So…congratulations?

  • TheAmericaness

    People magazine is a guilty pleasure for most people with an IQ above stupid. Who the F really cares?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I quit my part-time job at B&N in September. One of the things I miss is “reading” People, US, etc. on break…

    • drdarke

      Gwyneth Paltrow does, apparently.

  • LauraAgain

    Oh my. Between her cookbooks, rock-star husband, carb-starved, odd-named children and GOOP stuff, Gwyneth already thinks her s*)$ doesn’t stink. Now the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman!”??? I thought that honor belonged to this woman:

    http://www.thegloss.com/2012/04/25/beauty/florence-colgate-most-naturally-beautiful-697/

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    “OH FOR FUCK’S SAKE. Excellent trolling, People. You win.”

    And you, TLo, win the internets

  • LauraAgain

    Yawn.

    Now she’ll REALLY think she’s all that.

  • LauraAgain

    Let’s see: She gave her daughter a REALLY odd name, and her son an unusual one; and she starves them of carbohydrates. Beautiful!

  • http://twitter.com/chylde chylde

    threw up in my mouth. hate this cow.

  • abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxqyz

    and this is officially the moment when her career is over, please go home, i don’t want to see your face on anymore papers.

  • poggi

    I like that they left some freckles in. It makes her look more approachable. I bet she’s mad they didn’t get legs into the cover shot.

  • KateMaryC

    Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence and Kerry Washington, both stunning and beloved, and who both had the best years of their lives last year (because usually that’s what leads to the win), get postage stamp-sized photos. What did Gwynnie do other than write a cookbook?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571205045 Kent Roby

    I literally spit coffee yesterday when I read about Gwennie’s cover, and could not WAIT to hear my gorgeous uncles and fellow minions weigh in on this lofty topic!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571205045 Kent Roby

    Mentally I immediately connected the “Terror Next Door” headline to Gwennie’s picture.

  • lilibetp

    I guess I’m blind, because I think she’s striking, and pretty in an all-American way, but have never considered her beautiful.

    Selma Hayek is beautiful. Sanaa Lathan. Ahswaryia Rai. Emilia Clarke. Rose MCGowan. Renee Fleming. Angelina Jolie. Emmy Rossum…

  • Dam_Angel

    I hope there is a collective boycott of this issue of People!

  • http://profiles.google.com/melantha.chimera Eileen Duffy

    I love her. :)

  • Grant Feldman

    Best post about this topic that I’ve read yet. Way to go, T&L!

  • mmc2315

    She doesn’t really bug me. ==shrug==

  • l v

    Gag me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frick.sanome Frick Sanome

    Next Issue: Jeremy Piven is Sexiest Man Alive

  • hape_dex

    I don’t think I’ll ever understand why she is apparently disliked. I’ve asked before and I was told it’s because of goop and that she has a very high opinion of herself and while that may be true, how does that make her different from 99% of the people posting online?

  • http://www.facebook.com/franklin.crittenden Franklin Crittenden

    Just like in High School, the most popular girl wins ‘best looking’…

    Don’t get me wrong I like her, but I can name 100 women that I find more beautiful!

  • shelley514

    Well now Beyonce has another reason to lick Gwennie’s butt. Beyonce thinks this chick walks on water and has stated publicly that Gwenyth is the hardest working woman she’s ever met and that she’s her role model. *rolls eyes and shakes head*

  • Gatto Nero

    Not even close.