6 Reasons To Like AskMen's "Most Desirable Women"

AskMen's list of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2010 includes a lot of the usual suspects (Megan Foxzzzz), and the very concept of ranking desirable women is annoying at best. Still, we like some of AskMen's choices.

Unsurprisingly — it is AskMen — these women almost uniformly live up to a Hollywood beauty ideal, even if they don't actually work in Hollywood. While some might be "curvy" by modeling standards, there's nary a plus-size woman in sight. And while the list does include some women of color — Rihanna and Aishwarya Rai are examples — it could still be more diverse in every way (like: are there any desirable women over 45?). Of course, the whole project of identifying the "most desirable" women is pretty suspect — even though Ask Men claims to have, um, asked men, a poll like this is still likely to get the most socially acceptable answers. Oh, and it repeatedly plugs the movie Valentine's Dayonce with a notoriously photoshopped image of Jessica Alba. However, rather than dismiss the list out of hand, I decided to go through it, and I found a few things to like.

6 Reasons To Like AskMen's "Most Desirable Women"

Anna Paquin (no. 79) has consistently made interesting acting choices, and was the second youngest Oscar winner ever. I also like her gap-toothed smile, and her name.

6 Reasons To Like AskMen's "Most Desirable Women"

Tricia Helfer (no. 70) and Grace Park (no 46): I would've liked to see Katee Sackhoff, but I'll take what I can get.

6 Reasons To Like AskMen's "Most Desirable Women"

Coco Rocha (no. 59) is not just a model, but a fun blogger as well. Also, I loved her red period.

6 Reasons To Like AskMen's "Most Desirable Women"

In other redhead news, it is not possible for Christina Hendricks (no. 58) to not look gorgeous. Even when the Times tries.

6 Reasons To Like AskMen's "Most Desirable Women"

We were singing the praises of model Lakshmi Menon (no. 45) back in 2008. Nice that AskMen caught on.

6 Reasons To Like AskMen's "Most Desirable Women"

It's not like we need AskMen to tell us that funny women — and funny women over 35, for that matter — can be "desirable." Still, Kristen Wiig (no. 86) is a Win.

AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women: 2010 Edition [AskMen.com]