“This is a highlight reel, and it is a creative outlet. Instagram is not real life.”

Social media has altered our perceptions of beauty and brought new talent to our attention in the latest edition of our annual hot list

Our Hot 100 Cover Girl Olivia Culpo is a natural-born winner

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This year we decided to do things a bit differently. The inexorable rise of digital influencers – and a certain progressive social movement you may have heard a little something about – led us to reconsider what it means to be “hot” in 2019. There’s physical beauty, sure. But that was only part of our attraction algorithm. As a general rule, the women who caught our eye bring something else to the party, succeeding in their chosen field against long odds through sheer determination, raw talent, and a willingness to put themselves out there.

Izabel Goulart
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Georgia Fowler
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Hannah Ferguson
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Daniela Botero
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The 2019 Hot 100
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