Minka Kelly has recently joined the shortlist of babes that can boast topping one of the lists of the hottest women of 2010 out there, but Esquire’s sexiest woman alive definitely didn’t get much love from the other men’s mags and websites when it came to their rankings. Here’s a look at the other women that have been named some of the sexiest of 2010 and how Minka Kelly fared against them:
Emmanuelle Chriqui: AskMen.com’s Most Desirable Woman 2010
This ‘Entourage’ star was almost as surprising of a pick for AskMen.com’s sexiest woman of 2010 as Minka Kelly, beating out perennial favorites like Megan Fox. So how did Minka Kelly do on this list of the sexiest women of 2010? She couldn’t even come close to Emmanuelle, considering the fact that she didn’t make this list at all.
Brooklyn Decker: Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive 2010
That’s right, Esquire actually named two sexiest women alive for 2010. Brooklyn Decker’s big win was the result of an online bracket competition where she beat out beauties like Marissa Miller and Emmanuelle Chriqui, and The Sports Illustrated model’s itsy bitsy, teeny-weenie yellow bikini almost helped her snag the top spot on another list, as she finished number 2 on Maxim’s Hot 100. So how did Minka Kelly stack up against this model? Well, things have drastically changed in the space of a few months, as Minka Kelly couldn’t even make the sweet 16 in this sexiest women alive competition.
Katy Perry: Maxim’s Hottest Woman of 2010
This bubbly brunette with a love of rubber dresses may have been too sexy for Sesame Street, but the California Gurl who made a name for herself singing about kissing girls makes the perfect kitschy topper for Maxim’s hottest women of 2010 list (guess that whipped cream bikini comes in handy for blasting supermodels like Brooklyn Decker out of the way). So did Minka Kelly fare any better here? Unfortunately, Katy Perry’s fellow brunette babe is also nowhere to be found on this list (although she was number 42 on the 2007 list and number 54 on the 2008 list).
Marisa Miller: FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the World 2010
And here’s another supermodel that reigned supreme on an iconic list of the sexiest women in the world, also finishing number 2 on AskMen.com’s most desirable list; a perfect 10 on Maxim’s hot 100; and number 5 on PopCrunch.com’s hottest women of 2010. So could Minka Kelly even get close to Marisa Miller in this competition? Nope, FHM also snubbed the ‘Friday Night Lights’ star by leaving her off the list.
Olivia Wilde: AfterEllen.com’s Hottest Woman of 2010
This star of the upcoming movies ‘TRON: Legacy’ and ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ is about to become every fanboy’s fantasy, and it’s not hard to see why when you look at the woman who makes Megan Fox want to strangle a wild mountain ox (something I’m sure Olivia Wilde wouldn’t appreciate, considering that she was also named PETA”s sexiest vegetarian this year). So did Minka Kelly get close to this minx? Nope, I guess AfterEllen.com just couldn’t find any room for the star of the upcoming horror flick ‘The Roommate’.
January Jones: PopCrunch.som’s Sexiest Woman of 2010
Her grace Kelly-esque looks on ‘Mad Men’ helped this blonde bombshell earn a spot on top of one of the sexiest women of 2010 lists, but Pop Crunch’s list is notable for something else: it’s the only list here Minka Kelly landed on! Derek Jeter would be proud to know that his leading lady finished a respectable 9th place here, proving that she can compete when she’s actually given a chance to.
Christina Hendricks: Esquire’s Best Looking Woman in America 2010
The women of ‘Mad Men’ have been hot commodities this year, and while Christina Hendricks didn’t top another list of the sexiest women alive here, I thought I’d also point out that Minka Kelly, supposedly Esquire’s sexiest woman alive, couldn’t manage to beat out Christina Hendricks in this competition, even though the red-hot redhead only earned the title of the best looking woman in America (and Esquire apparently originally wanted to cast Scarlett Johansson as the red, white, and blue babe that looks best!).
So why no love for Minka Kelly on the other sexiest women alive lists? Maybe Esquire wanted someone that would stand out and purposely went for someone that the other lists were missing, since they all seem to feature so many of the same faces and physiques. Minka Kelly also has an appearance on ‘Parenthood’, a comedy called ‘Searching for Sonny’, and ‘The Roommate’ horror movie in the works, so it’s possible Esquire was trying to get a jump on naming her the sexiest woman alive before the world starts talking about her again. Or, then again, maybe she was just the first girl they could get to agree to do a sexy photo shoot.
To see more comparisons of the sexiest women alive, check out this article that compares how the women here did on each 2010 list.