But this year, People named Christina Applegate their most beautiful person. To be sure, Christina is gorgeous—we’ve loved her since she was Kelly Bundy on “Married With Children,” in “Samantha Who?” and on Broadway in “Sweet Charity.” More recently, we were inspired by Christina’s diagnosis of breast cancer at only 36 and her brave choice to have a preventative double mastectomy [CNN]
As we rifled further through this year’s People, we kept loving their good-lookin’ picks. Sure, there are the usual genetically-blessed suspects like Angelina and Halle, a mess of “90210″ teens, and the “Twilight” kids. But we counted over a dozen women of color, a half dozen women over 40, and loads of book smart and pee-your-pants funny women who exemplify what beauty is. You know, beauty that reflects all the colors, shapes, sizes and differences of real life.