How to win the Esquire “Woman of the Year” award:
1. Look hot.
That seems like the message out of this year’s polling which saw reigning Oscar-winner for best actress and current top-paid film actress Jennifer Lawrence lose out to Emily Ratajkowski, who is best known for dancing around naked in Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines video.
With all due respect to Ratajkowski, whose modeling and fledgling acting career — look for her on Ben Affleck’s arm next year in Gone Girl — are on the upswing, it is hard to rationalize this honor in any other way except, as Time magazine points out, that “Esquire has a male audience and male voters, and they don’t really care what Jennifer Lawrence has to say about body image and self-confidence.” Add “superficial” to that sentence, and I’ll accept it. The vote on paper is as lecherous as Thicke’s little dances with Ratajkowski and Miley Cyrus.
Still, Louisville’s JLaw will have the last laugh the next couple months as she’s dominating the silver screen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Nov. 22), all but a mortal lock to be one of the top-grossing movies of the year, and David O. Russell’s American Hustle (Dec. 18), all but a mortal lock to be in the spotlight during Oscar season.
So we’ll let Ratajkowski enjoy her win as this anomaly will be long forgotten by New Year’s Eve.