FHM magazine says that Jennifer Lawrence is the sexiest woman alive in 2014 and not Miley Cyrus. As the two celebs have been “feuding” Lawrence has apparently gotten the last laugh. The Bangerz singer did not place anywhere near the top of the list. Lawrence has always appealed to a different demographic than Cyrus and it has to be pointed out that in terms of sexy “less is more.” Not as in less clothing but less of the old “let me shove my naked body in your face” approach of Miley.
It could be pointed out that the on-stage masurbator may appeal to the younger, more rebellious members of society but not to the folks who vote for FHM. The tongue flicking, sledgehammer licking, exhibitionist Cyrus placed a humiliating number 79 on the list. Perhaps this drop in the stakes of sexiness will make the singer re-think her personal oversexualisation and cut back a bit on the tendency to play with herself in public and on music videos.
At 23, Jennifer Lawrence exudes a sort of girl-next-door charm combined with the type of candor that is refreshing in Hollywood and show business in general. Another thing to consider is the total lack of skin that the Hunger Games star shows off either on film or in public. The most daring look for Jennifer has been a slight “side-boob” shot that paparazzi managed to get at an award ceremony. With Cyrus, photographers don’t have to try hard at all to get a bit more of the singer in the shot.
Last year, Miley was awarded the top slot in Maxim’s top 100 list of sexiest women. Apparently 2013 was the year of extreme youth being sexy. As the FHM winner of the 2014 sexiest woman alive contest said earlier this year, “Sex sells and apparently young sex sells a lot more.” The paraphrased quote had to do with the appeal of Miley Cyrus taking her clothes off and sexuallizing herself to the nth degree. Presumably last year, at 22, Jennifer Lawrence was that bit too old to be considered the sexiest, at age 20 Cyrus apparently was. Tasteless? Yes, but very much in keeping with entertainment’s desire to sexualize “children.”
In the younger woman’s eyes, Cyrus’, she sees exhibitionism as being sexy. Certainly, this was Miley’s path to eradicate her image as the former Hannah Montana and to be fair, it worked. Sadly, her attempts at popularity with fans via the shock route will not continue to work. Twerking and masturbating cannot be a signature for too long, even the youngest fan of the singer will soon become jaded. On a different note, just how many “She’s pregnant – no she’s not,” articles will continue to hold her fan’s attention?
It is easy to see why Jennifer Lawrence has been voted the sexiest woman in the world by FHM and not Miley Cyrus. This award winning actress, popular guest show participant and YouTube fixation is a brilliant combination of goofiness and sophistication along with a just a bit of naivety. In other words, the girl next door just went way past cute and became very sexy when compared with her “rival” who cannot wait to get her clothes off and get her “lady bits” in your face at the drop of a hat. Cyrus take note and perhaps next year you’ll get much higher in the FHM rankings of sexiest woman alive.
By Michael Smith