Global Icons Of Beauty: Meet The 45 Stunning Women Redefining Glamor

By Ruby M January 21, 2024

This article was originally published on travelerdoor

Get ready to meet 45 of the world’s most stunning women, and we’re not just talking about their looks! These ladies are not your typical pretty faces – they’re powerhouses of talent. From conquering the big screen to dominating the music charts, excelling in sports, and making groundbreaking contributions in various fields, they prove that beauty is just the tip of the iceberg. They’ve shown us that they’re not just about appearances but also about changing the game with their incredible skills and accomplishments. So, let’s shout out to these extraordinary women who dazzle us with their charm and amazing talents that leave a lasting impact on the world. With their girl boss vibes, they are inspiring women worldwide to reach for excellence in their fields.

45. Nathalie Emmanuel

English-born actress Nathalie Emmanuel ranks 45th on our list. Most recognized for her roles as Missandei in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and Ramsey in Furious 7, she continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her striking beauty and serious acting chops.

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Nathalie was born to parents of mixed heritage in Essex, England, giving her that distinct beauty. You’re in luck, too – because this gem has never been married – so you’d better get in there if you think you stand a chance.

44. Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara is next on our list because she is famous for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in ABC’s comedy sitcom Modern Family. She has the role to thank for establishing her as one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, earning at least $500,000 per episode.

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Her beauty does not surpass her talent; she has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. Celebrity Net Worth shows that the actress’s net worth is approximately $180 million. Aside from her Tinseltown gigs, she also has million-dollar businesses.

43. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the renowned Indian actress, soared to fame after achieving the coveted Miss World title in 1994. Her cinematic journey has primarily unfolded in both Hindi and Tamil films, such as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, where she has left an indelible mark.

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She has become an influential personality in the Indian entertainment industry. The media has showered her with accolades and acknowledged her as the epitome of beauty. This recognition has only added to her enduring allure and status as an iconic figure in global entertainment.

42. Amber Heard

Amber Laura Heard, an American actress with a controversial public image, gained worldwide attention due to her highly publicized divorce and legal battle with the renowned Johnny Depp. If you don’t know about that, you have a lot of catching up to do.

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Heard’s career began with a leading role in the horror film All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, followed by appearances in movies like The Ward, Drive Angry, and London Fields. She is, of course, also widely recognized as the beloved Mera in Aquaman.

41. Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey, the stage name of Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, is a prominent American singer-songwriter. Her tardiness at the 2023 Glastonbury Festival disappointed fans and led to her being booed off stage. Despite this incident, she is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most beautiful women, earning 41st on our list.

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Born on June 21, 1985, in Manhattan, New York, Lana Del Rey is now 38 years old with countless awards and accolades. She has released many singles and studio albums, and her music is popular for exploring glamor, tragic romance, and melancholia.

40. Selena Gomez

Selena Marie Gomez is a multi-talented American artist, encompassing roles as a singer, actress, businesswoman, and producer. Her impressive list of achievements includes sixteen Guinness World Records, an American Music Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and two nominations for Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, and a Golden Globe. 

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Aside from being globally recognized as one of the most beautiful women on earth, she also reigns as the most-followed woman, actor, musician, and North American personality on Instagram, amassing a remarkable 429 million followers. Aside from having her own makeup line, she is also an investor in a popular ice cream brand.

39. Naomi Campbell

Naomi Elaine Campbell, a stunningly beautiful English model, began her journey in the industry at the tender age of 15. Born on May 22, 1970, in London, England, Campbell is celebrated for her roles as a British fashion model and actress. 

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Campbell achieved the prestigious status of a “supermodel,” joining the ranks of five other iconic figures from her generation, as the fashion industry and global media acknowledged. Notably, she was the first woman of color to grace the covers of Vogue France and Time.

38. Lisa Haydon

Elisabeth Marie Haydon, born on June 17, 1986, in Chennai, is recognized by her stage name, Lisa Haydon. She is a versatile Indian talent known for her work as an actress, TV presenter, and model, predominantly in Hindi cinema. 

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Haydon tied the knot with Dino Lalvani in October 2016, and their family has grown with the arrival of three children, the youngest being born in 2021. She is widely recognized for her role as Vijayalakshmi, a single mother with an unmarried child in the film Queen.

37. Emilia Clarke

Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke, a British actress, gained fame through her iconic role as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, for which she earned four Primetime Emmy Award nominations – it appears many gorgeous actresses are recognized for their roles in this series.

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Interestingly, Clarke wasn’t part of the unaired pilot, stepping into the role after the original actress left. Fans can catch her in the new Marvel series, Secret Invasion, now streaming on Disney+. In this show, she takes on the character G’iah.

36. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is renowned for her timeless beauty and captivating presence, earning her a place among the world’s most beautiful women. Beyond her striking looks, she’s celebrated for her extraordinary talent as an actress, winning an Academy Award for her role in Girl, Interrupted

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Jolie is also recognized for her humanitarian efforts, serving as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and adopting several children from diverse backgrounds. Her dedication to philanthropy and captivating performances have solidified her status as an iconic figure in Hollywood and a symbol of beauty with a purpose.

35. Haifa Wehbe

Haifa Wehbe, a Lebanese-Egyptian singer and actress, holds a prominent position as one of Lebanon’s most celebrated and accomplished artists, enjoying wide recognition throughout the Arab world. Her birthplace is Mahrouna in the Tyre District, South Governorate, Lebanon, on March 10, 1972. 

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With a net worth of a whopping $65 million, Whebe has enjoyed remarkable success in her career. Her 2002 debut album, Houwa El-Zaman, and 2005 follow-up, Baddi Eish, with the hit Ya Hayat Albi, garnered widespread acclaim and commercial triumph.

34. Rachel McAdams

Born in Canada on November 17, 1978, Rachel Anne McAdams is a renowned actress known for her roles as Regina in Mean Girls and Allie in The Notebook. Interestingly, like their characters in the latter film, Rachel and co-star Ryan Gosling faced their own conflicts during filming. 

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Surprisingly, their on-screen chemistry evolved into a real-life romance, leading to a two-year relationship. Presently unmarried, Rachel maintains a lasting relationship with screenwriter Jamie Linden, recognized for his work on films like Dear John and Money Monster, since 2016.

33. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez, born in 1969 in New York, is widely recognized as J.Lo. As an American singer and actress, she has achieved iconic status in Latin pop culture. She is one of the most influential and beautiful women worldwide.

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Her influence extends across North America, where she is celebrated as one of the most impactful Hispanic entertainers. In 2023, Lopez (now Affleck, since her marriage to actor Ben Affleck) boasts an impressive estimated net worth of $400 million.

32. Camila Cabello

Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao, the talented American singer-songwriter, first tasted success with the girl group Fifth Harmony, known for their chart-topping hits. These days, she’s flying solo in the romance department and is up for some new love stories. 

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After loads of rumors about a Shawn Mendes reunion, it looks like that ship has sailed. Camila, aka the enchanting Bam Bam singer, is all set to dive back into the dating pool with plenty of enthusiasm, so potential admirers, take note!

31. Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Amondi Nyong’o, the striking actress from Mexico City, was born in 1983. She’s more than a sight for sore eyes; she’s also got the awards to prove her acting chops, including an Academy Award and a Daytime Emmy Award. 

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And here’s the latest scoop: Lupita gave us a glimpse into her love life earlier this year, celebrating her boyfriend Selema Masekela’s birthday. It’s not every day we get to see the romantic side of this talented beauty!

30. Meagan Good 

Meagan Monique Good, the American actress and model, made her debut in the film Eve’s Bayou and later as Nina on Nickelodeon’s Cousin Skeeter. She’s also been in the spotlight for her roles in NBC’s Deception and the movie Think Like a Man

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Good says she owes her striking looks and clear skin to genetics. However, she also points to dermatological treatments, noting that she only began getting facials three years ago but clearly seeing a difference since. It looks like she’s the newest fan of skin treatments.

29. Kate Upton

Katherine Elizabeth Upton was born in Michigan on June 10, 1992. She is a seasoned star in the SI Swimsuit world. She debuted in 2011, earning Rookie of the Year, and graced consecutive covers in Australia (’12) and Antarctica (’13). 

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Surprisingly, with her stunning looks, Kate Upton found her beauty somewhat “inconvenient” growing up. Yet, she embraced her curves when they arrived, making her quite content at 22. She began dating Detroit Tigers (now Houston Astros) pitcher Justin Verlander in 2014, and they have been together ever since. 

28. Taraneh Alidoosti

The radiant Taraneh Alidoosti, an Iranian actress, was born on January 12, 1984. She gained global recognition for her part as Rana Etesami in The Salesman, directed by Asghar Farhadi, which won the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the 89th Oscars. 

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The alluring celeb recently took to Instagram, posting a photo without a headscarf as a show of support for anti-government protests. Holding a sign in Kurdish that read “Woman, Life, Freedom,” she made her stand as a prominent figure in the Iranian film industry.

27. Anne Curtis

Meet Anne Curtis-Smith, the dynamo from the Philippines with a stunningly beautiful face to match her incredible talent. She’s not just an actress; she’s a model, TV host, entrepreneur, and recording artist – a true “Multimedia Superstar.” 

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She rose to fame in 2005 thanks to her role in the fantasy series Kampanerang Kuba. Anne also co-hosted Qpids alongside Luis Manzano and had a segment on The Buzz called Wanna Buzz. With beauty, talent, and brains, she’s got it all!

26. Kate Moss

British model Katherine Ann Moss burst onto the scene in the ’90s when the “supermodel era” was winding down. She was the poster girl during the “heroin chic” fashion trend. Her partnership with Calvin Klein catapulted her to the status of a fashion icon. 

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Moss is famous for her slender figure and role in the size-zero fashion movement. With her stunning looks, she’s often sought after for beauty and skincare advice. Women worldwide look up to her for beauty tips and tricks.

25. Blake Lively

The enchanting Blake Ellender Lively is an American actress born in sunny Los Angeles. With actor Ernie Lively as her dad, she got her start in his directorial project, Sandman. But it’s not just her charming family ties that make her endearing. 

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As seen in interviews, Blake’s sweetness on and off camera makes it impossible not to adore her. Aside from being a talented actress, she is also a genuinely delightful human being. Lively is happily married to fellow thespian Ryan Reynolds.

24. Elizaveta Boyarskaya

Next is Elizaveta Mikhailovna Boyarskaya, the Russian theater and film star with some seriously good genes. She’s the offspring of the famous Russian actors Mikhail Boyarsky and Larisa Luppian, so you know she’s got that talent in her DNA. 

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With movies like Pervyy Posle Boga, Admiral, and Match in her portfolio, she’s proved she’s not just riding on her pretty looks. Boyarskaya is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment world, and her family legacy only adds to her charm.

23. Gal Gadot

The fabulous Gal Gadot-Varsano is not just an Israeli actress and model; she’s also a former Miss Israel 2004 who rocked the stage at Miss Universe. And if that’s not impressive enough, she has brought the superhero Wonder Woman to life on the big screen.

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With her drop-dead gorgeous looks and even more incredible talent, she is a real-life superhero. Gadot-Varsano is a total knockout in every way, whether she’s slaying on the runway or going after bad guys and saving the day on the big screen.

22. Scarlett Johansson

Next on our list is the breathtaking Scarlett Ingrid Johansson, an actress with the world at her feet. Time has even put her on their list of the 100 most influential people in 2021. While she’s played countless iconic roles, her most influential is Natasha Romanoff in the MCU.

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But here’s the kicker – Scarlett’s beauty secrets are no secret! She’s all about her gentle skincare regimen. She even launched her own brand, The Outset, in March 2022, and it’s been a hit, landing in Sephora and Goop just two months later. This lady is truly a powerhouse!

21. Anne Hathaway

The captivating Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress who’s not just a pretty face. She’s got an impressive list of awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a British Academy Film Award, and even a Primetime Emmy. 

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Her movies have raked in a whopping $6.8 billion worldwide. She is best known for her unforgettable role as Mia Thermopolis in the hit movie The Princess Diaries. Beauty, talent, Hollywood success, and a royal transformation—she’s got it all. The new mother isn’t afraid to discuss her postpartum journey, too.

20. Beyonce

Hitting number 20 on our list is the one and only Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, more popularly known as “Queen Bey.” She’s not just a singer, songwriter, and business mogul; she’s an all-around superstar. She launched her first solo album in 2003, Dangerously in Love

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That album was a game-changer, with rave reviews and the infectious hit Crazy in Love, featuring none other than rapper Jay-Z. The world couldn’t get enough of her, and neither can we! Queen Bey’s beauty, talent, and charisma are the ultimate package.

19. Amanda Cerny

Amanda Rachelle Cerny, born on June 26, 1991, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is one heck of an internet sensation. She’s got this magnetic charm that lights up her YouTube channel (for which she is best known) and draws in a massive fanbase. 

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Back in her Vine days, she had over 4 million people under her spell without breaking a sweat. She even made it to the pages of Playboy as Playmate of the Month in October 2011. With her captivating presence and alluring charm, Amanda’s a no-brainer for this list.

18. Mila Kunis 

Mila Kunis, the American stunner with Ukrainian roots, is all about charm and beauty. She made her debut by rocking the small screen as Jackie Burkhart in the comedy series That ’70s Show when she was just 14 and moved om to bigger things.

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Since ’99, she’s been lending her voice to Meg Griffin in Family Guy. Sorry, fellas, but this gorgeous gal is happily hitched to Ashton Kutcher, and they’ve got two precious kiddos running around. Beauty, talent, and a family vibe—she’s the whole package.

17. Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi, the South African sensation and Miss Universe 2019, is a true stunner. Before her global reign, she was crowned Miss South Africa 2019. Zozi’s also breaking barriers as the first black South African woman to snatch the Miss Universe title. 

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So, what’s the beauty up to these days? Besides globetrotting, she’s started her own foundation and is rocking the roles of a TV presenter and producer in a brand-new reality show. She’s a queen on and off the stage.

16. Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence, the American sweetheart of Hollywood, is a real showstopper. She’s got it all, from kicking butt in action flicks to stealing hearts in indie dramas, raking in a whopping $6 billion worldwide. So, why’s she so darn lovable? Well, besides being smoking hot, she’s refreshingly real. 

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Sometimes, she just does regular, everyday human stuff, and that makes her even more relatable. Her charm and genuine humanity make it easy for regular folks like us to look past any imperfections. If you’re still wondering, Jennifer’s the real deal!

15. Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham, the global sensation, has graced the pages of Vogue, Glamour, Elle UK, and more, leaving jaws dropping in her wake. This Brooklyn babe isn’t just about looking fabulous; she’s a champion for spreading self-love vibes, especially for the ladies. 

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Why’s Ashley such a hit? She’s all about body positivity and the “Health at Every Size” movement. In 2016, she rocked the world as the first size 16 model to sizzle on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover. Glamour said it best: she’s the queen of making size acceptance mainstream!

14. Ho Yeon Jung

The beloved Jung Ho-yeon is a South Korean actress lighting up the fashion and entertainment scene. She started her journey as a free-spirited model in 2010, strutting her stuff on the runways of Seoul Fashion Week for a cool couple of years. 

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Then, in 2013, she took on Korea’s Next Top Model, finishing strong as the runner-up. But it was her role as Kan Sae-byeok, aka Player 067, in the global hit Netflix series Squid Game that really put her on the map. 

13. Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone, the Bollywood queen, rules the Hindi film scene with dazzling charm. She’s not just any actress; she’s one of the big earners in India, grabbing three Filmfare Awards along the way. But she’s not all glitz and glamour. 

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In 2015, she opened up about her battle with depression, proving she’s a real-life hero. She even started the “Live Love Laugh” foundation to lend a hand to folks dealing with their mental health. She’s got beauty, talent, and a heart of gold.

12. Kim Kardashian

People may have polarizing opinions about her, but Kimberly Noel Kardashian is the ultimate American multi-talent sensation. She’s a media maven, a socialite extraordinaire, a business boss, a stunning model, and even dabbles in acting. She’s got it going on!

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As if you didn’t know, Kardashian gained fame through a 2007 sex tape with Ray J and the success of the reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. This catapulted her into stardom, making her a pop culture icon with diverse career ventures.

11. Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Sherise Dunn, the British beauty, was discovered while shopping back in 2006 and quickly became a star with The Squad Management in London. She strutted for famous brands on international runways and made history in 2008 by being the first black model on a Prada runway in over ten years. 

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But wait, there’s more to this enchanting muse! In 2020, she decided to leave the fashion world behind and take the spotlight in acting. Love, age, and career – Jourdan’s embracing change and making it look fabulous. We’ll be on the lookout for her future projects.

10. Rihanna

Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the Barbadian superstar, isn’t just a singer – she’s a whole vibe! She’s also the creator of Fenty Beauty. She’s been rocking our world with her chart-toppers, making her one of the most prominent voices of our time. 

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But guess what? RiRi’s been taking a chill pill from the music scene lately. Insiders say she’s ready to conquer new horizons and give her incredible energy to different adventures. Watch out, world, because this multi-talented dynamo is just getting started.

9. Emma Watson

Behold the enchanting Emma Watson! She’s more than just a pretty face; she epitomizes beauty and brains (much like Hermione herself). Known for her enchanting role in Harry Potter, this British beauty is a style icon with a heart of gold. 

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Emma’s not just casting spells on the silver screen; she advocates for gender equality and sustainable fashion. With her charming smile and captivating grace, she’s not just a top beautiful woman; she’s a role model for the world. 

8. Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid, the supermodel sensation, is an absolute stunner. She’s a walking beauty trendsetter with her sun-kissed locks and mesmerizing blue eyes. From high fashion runways to those effortlessly chic street-style looks, Gigi’s got it all on lock.

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But it’s not just her striking looks; that radiant personality and down-to-earth charm make her a top contender on this list of beautiful women! We can’t wait to see what else this absolute beauty has in store for us.

7. Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra, the Bollywood bombshell turned global icon, is a total knockout! With her luscious locks, captivating smile, and enchanting brown eyes, she’s got a beauty that can stop traffic. Whether she’s slaying it on the red carpet or keeping it real on Instagram, Priyanka’s style and grace are unmatched. 

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But not just her looks impress us; her wit and charm complete the package. Crowned Miss World in 2000, Chopra has become one of India’s highest-paid actresses, boasting a remarkable track record with two National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards. She’s not just a pretty face; she’s a powerhouse.

6. Jodie Comer

Oh, Jodie Comer, the dazzling dynamo! Best known for her killer roles in Killing Eve and Free Guy, she’s more than just a talented actress—she’s a style icon, too! She’s a vision of beauty with her radiant smile and piercing blue eyes. 

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She has received two BAFTA TV Awards, the Laurence Olivier Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Tony. She has also received nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Jodie’s not just taking over the screen; she’s stealing the hearts of her adoring fans worldwide. 

5. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is the ultimate pop star and beauty icon. Her chart-toppers and signature style have made her a sensation. With that enchanting voice of an angel and that classic red lipstick, we have the definition of timeless elegance. 

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Taylor’s not just a singer-songwriter; she’s a fashion superstar who nails every red carpet look. Her flawless beauty shines in a glamorous gown or casual street style. It doesn’t hurt that she has a whopping net worth of more than $700 million.

4. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is a pint-sized superstar with a heart of gold! You can’t miss her signature high ponytail and those enchanting doe eyes. She’s adored worldwide for her incredible vocal range and chart-topping hits. We can’t think of anything we don’t like about her.

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But it’s not just her music that’s captivating; her style is off the charts, too! Whether she’s belting out tunes or rocking a chic outfit, Ariana’s beauty shines. She’s a pop sensation and a fashion queen.

3. R’Bonney Gabriel

R’Bonney Gabriel has a smile that could brighten up a pitch-black room, and her boundless energy and positivity are truly infectious. She won the 2022 Miss Universe crown, becoming the ninth delegate from the US to win the title and the oldest entrant to be crowned.

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Whether belting out her favorite tunes or serving up jokes, she’s a guarantee for a good time. R’Bonney knows how to enjoy the moment, and her laughter is like a delightful virus that spreads happiness. With her around, life’s an endless party.

2. Zendaya

Zendaya, the ultimate style chameleon! You might recognize her for her show-stealing fashion moments on and off the red carpet, but she’s not just a style icon. With those expressive eyes and flawless skin, she’s a natural beauty on and off-cam.

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Best known for her acting prowess and memorable roles in hit shows and movies, Zendaya’s got the talent and the looks. Whether playing a high school student or love interest, she’s dazzling us at the film premiere. She’s a true modern beauty inspiration.

1. Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid, the supermodel sensation who’s got the world swooning! Known for her striking features, piercing blue-green eyes, and effortlessly cool vibes, Bella is the definition of modern beauty. She’s a queen who’s conquered the runways of the fashion world. 

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With her fierce catwalk presence and jaw-dropping editorial spreads, she’s a force to be reckoned with in the modeling industry. Science even considers her the most beautiful woman in the world. She’s also a style icon who’s got us all under her spell.