Move over, Megan and Scarlett and Jessica and all the rest. Your best-before date has passed.
Or so sayeth Esquire magazine, which this week pronounced Mad Men vixen Christina Hendricks the most beautiful woman in America. This according to an Esquire poll of – get this – over 10,000 women readers, in which Christina earned 30% of the votes and beat not-so-shabby pretenders Megan Fox and Adriana Lima to name a few.
This is a LOT to digest. Let’s face it, if Christina Hendricks is the new acme of American beauty, it represents a sea change in what women like – and covet. Where to start …
And what advice does our new IT girl have for lingerie shoppers and wearers? One word: Panties. “Panties is a wonderful word,” she tells Esquire. “When did you stop saying “panties”? It’s sexy. It’s girlie. It’s naughty. Say it more.”
Now, can an endorsement deal with a major lingerie label be far behind, possibly even a Christina Hendricks signature line? Have a look at the photos above (from New York magazine) and below (from Esquire) and ask yourself: would you want this gal on your billboards?
ps. Someone had to say it: remember, the poll was open to American beauties only. Now if UK siren Rachel Weisz had been on the ballot – well, let’s just say that would be a battle of the middleweights worth watching!