At a time when diva spells twerks and tongues out, this pint-sized pop star has made cute oh-so-hot again. This has been the year for this 21-year-old American sensation with hits like Problem, Bang Bang and Break Free. Add to that a top spot on the US charts with her second album, My Everything, and a Grammy nomination. We heart those doe eyes, that sweet smile and that sexy mane of brown.
The latest celebrity to emerge from the Kardashian camp is Kim K’s half-sister Kendall. This 19-year-old hot-bod is taking long steps up the ladder to supermodel-dom, walking the ramp for big names like Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Balmain. Her latest claim to fame? Clad in black lingerie and high heels, she gets spanked by a naughty Santa in a just-released Christmas video! #Who’sBeenBad
The thing about this looker is that not only do men tag her as their #WCW (woman crush Wednesday), the ladies can’t seem to take their eyes off this bronzed babe either. Proof? The t2 girl gang dedicated a whole page to her awesomeness. While her carefree Vijaylakshmi in Queen made sexy fun, her hippie look in The Shaukeens had us tripping with her to Manali trance. Here’s hoping we see a lot more of this gorgeous gal in 2015.
The grand-niece of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar is the only woman in the world who works a 10-string double violin. She’s helped score for films like The Passion of the Christ and Charlie Wilson’s War and collaborated with the likes of Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins and Katy Perry. With her heart-shaped face and flowing black tresses, this talented music-maker is quite the looker. (Pssst: Norah Jones still remains our fave Shankar looker.)
Canadian tennis player Eugenie ‘Genie’ Bouchard may have a baby face but on court she beats the ball and how! The 20-year-old had a good year, reaching her first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon and winning her first WTA title. She’s at world No. 7 now and seems set to rise. The 5’10” beauty was seen letting her hair down and having much fun recently. Don’t you just love a girl who plays hard and parties harder?!
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author made an appearance as a jury member on the Venice International Film Festival red carpet in August. And though it’s December, we still can’t stop gushing over her bold and beautiful outing in that stunning Alberta Ferretti gown and exquisite stone-studded neckpiece.
A classic case of Bong beauty with brains we say.
The girl with the trademark bushy eyebrows is the face of many major international brands, a list way too long to include here. The year ended with the 22-year-old British model featuring in Reincarnation, a film by the Kaiser of fashion, Karl Lagerfeld, while One Direction boy Harry Styles seems to have quite the crush on her. And we love just how crazy she is. Check her Instagram profile and you’ll know what we’re talking about.