Hello Canada magazine profiles Canada’s 50 Most Beautiful Stars for May 27, 2013 edition, featuring Avril Lavigne on the cover.
So what if People magazine anointed Gwyneth Paltrow as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2013? We have Avril Lavigne.
Hello! Canada published its annual list of this country’s 50 most beautiful people on Thursday, May 9, and chose Lavigne for the top spot: cover girl. Editor-in-chief Alison Eastwood explained that the singer from Napanee, Ont., was picked for her professional and personal hotness — a recent new single and a fiancé, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger — as well as her good looks.
“She’s gorgeous,” says Eastwood. “I’m most excited that she’s wearing an outfit that isn’t black on the cover.”
Some of the 50 names — Shania Twain, Rachel McAdams, Michael Bublé — are repeats from previous lists. “Definite perennial favourites are the two Ryans,” says the editor: Gosling and Reynolds, that is.
Fresh faces this year include actors Stephen Amell (Arrow), Adam Korson (Seed) and Kandyse McClure (Hemlock Grove), and singer Victoria Duffield.
“We look not just for celebrities genetically blessed, but ones who are also really hot in 2013,” says Eastwood with a laugh. “It’s not entirely scientific.”
Beauty is in the eye of 30 panellists who argue their choices. “We take over a boardroom and paper the walls and table with headshots, like a model agency casting call,” she explains.
Besides Hollywood types, the list includes CBC anchor Amanda Lang, chef Cory Vitiello, ballet dancer Sonia Rodriguez and two athletes: tennis player Milos Raonic and hockey’s Sidney Crosby.
But no politicians. Justin Trudeau’s name did come up, Eastwood says, but there were scheduling problems.
Maybe next year.
Here are Hello! Canada’s 50 most beautiful people, listed alphabetically along with their primary occupations and hometowns:
Stephen Amell, actor, Toronto
Will Arnett, actor, Toronto
Justin Bieber, singer, Stratford, Ont.
Jean-Luc Bilodeau, actor, Vancouver
Dean Brody, singer, Jaffray, B.C.
Michael Bublé, singer, Burnaby, B.C.
Sidney Crosby, hockey player, Cole Harbour, N.S.
Antonio Cupo, actor, Vancouver
Victoria Duffield, singer, Abbotsford, B.C.
Matt Dusk, singer, Toronto
Nathan Fillion, actor, Edmonton
Mitsou Gélinas, radio host, Montreal
Ryan Gosling, actor, Cornwall, Ont.
Pascale Hutton, actress, Creston, B.C.
Carly Rae Jepsen, singer, Mission, B.C.
Sean Jones, singer, Toronto
Tanya Kim, TV host, Sault Ste. Marie
Adam Korson, actor, Thornhill
Kristin Kreuk, actress, Vancouver
Amanda Lang, TV host, Ottawa
Avril Lavigne, singer, Napanee, Ont.
Dan Levy, TV host, Toronto
Raine Maida, singer, Toronto
Rachel McAdams, actress, St. Thomas, Ont.
Kandyse McClure, actress, Vancouver
Tracy Moore, TV host, Richmond Hill
Ashley Diana Morris, model, Toronto
Alanis Morissette, singer, Ottawa
Enuka Okuma, actress, Vancouver
Ellen Page, actress, Halifax
Jessica Paré, actress, Montreal
Jason Priestley, actor, Vancouver
Milos Raonic, tennis player, Thornhill
Lisa Ray, TV host, Toronto
Ryan Reynolds, actor, Vancouver
Ed Robertson, singer, Toronto
Sonia Rodriguez, dancer, Toronto
Anna Silk, actress, Fredericton, N.B.
Hannah Simone, actress, Calgary
Cobie Smulders, actress, Vancouver
Scott Speedman, actor, Toronto
Jessica Stam, model, Kincardine, Ont.
George Stroumboulopoulos, TV host, Toronto
David Sutcliffe, actor, Saskatoon
Shania Twain, singer, Timmins, Ont.
Emily VanCamp, actress, Port Perry, Ont.
Cory Vitiello, chef, Brantford, Ont.
Roz Weston, TV reporter, Acton, Ont.
Ellen Wong, actress, Toronto
Kevin Zegers, actor, Woodstock, Ont.