Ladies, you already know this, but we have excellent taste. In an online survey of almost 10,000 women from Esquire magazine, Christina Hendricks was named the “best-looking woman in America.” I think the men’s magazine owes us a thank you note for allowing this cover to happen due to our impeccable taste in women.
At 30 percent of the vote, Christina beat out Adriana Lima (17 percent) and Megan Fox (14 percent) by a landslide. Once again, you’re welcome. The survey also asked the women “If you are/were a lesbian, which of these women would you most want to sleep with?” The winner there? Zooey Deschanel.
Wow, that was kind of unexpected. At 31 percent she beat out Megan Fox (always the bridesmaid, at 20 percent) and Beyonce and Rachel Maddow (who tied at 15 percent). Now, of course, surveys like this mean almost nothing. Esquire’s results were based on a non-scientific internet-only sampling of women who averaged just under 28 in age. But, still, they sure are fun to talk about.
The men’s man put Christina on its cover and also had her pen “A Letter to Men” feature. Though, um, shouldn’t it have been “A Letter to Women?” We’re the ones who voted her
“best-looking,” after all. Some gratitude.
The letter has her talking about a man’s smell, about remembering everything he says about our appearance or another woman’s appearance, about not bagging on our friends, about opening doors and offering jackets. Skim over those because, really, we know this stuff already (except the smell stuff — ewww).
The interesting stuff comes later. She likes it when you order scotch, she doesn’t like it when you are on Facebook, she thinks shorts below the knees are an abomination and tank tops are too much in public. Also, she wants men to use the word “panties” more and get a thesaurus:
There are better words than beautiful. Radiant, for instance. It’s an underused word. It’s a very special word. “You are radiant.” Also, enchanting, smoldering, intoxicating, charming, fetching.
Man, men need a lot of help. But, then, men seem to think Christina needs a lot of help, too. Because when I first saw her cover I wasn’t 100 percent certain it was her. Sure, the body was unmistakable. But her face and hair looks more like Barbarella on steroids. Come on, fellas, we women think she is “best-looking” just the way she is — no Photoshop required.
So, what do you think of Christina’s cover and advice to men? I don’t know about you, but suddenly I’m in the mood for watermelon — or want to be a watermelon. One of the two.