AskMen Announces the Top 99 Most Outstanding Women of 2015

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One million votes place Emma Watson, Ronda Rousey, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift and Lindsey Vonn at the top of the list

NEW YORK, March 26, 2015 — After one million reader votes cast internationally, and drawing input from five other leading publications, AskMen announces that actress Emma Watson was voted No. 1 on its Top 99 Most Outstanding Women of 2015. This year’s list celebrates women whose achievements are shaping and defining their respective fields. Rounding out this year’s top five are UFC powerhouse Ronda Rousey, socialite-turned-entrepreneur Kim Kardashian, pop music phenomenon Taylor Swift, and World Cup alpine ski champion Lindsey Vonn.

To ensure that the list celebrated women’s achievements across a variety of fields and disciplines, panelists representing five premier online publications — Business Insider, Huffington Post Lifestyle, PCMag, Sports Illustrated, and Yahoo! Celebrity — helped AskMen’s editorial team construct the original list of 200 nominees.

A New Type Of List In The Men’s Media Landscape
After curating its famous Top 99 Most Desirable Women feature for almost 15 years, AskMen decided to shift the focus to what makes women outstanding in their own right. As the world’s leading online men’s lifestyle magazine, with 18 million monthly unique visits, the site is uniquely positioned to tap into and share what men are thinking and talking about online.

“This year’s list is not only a reflection of a shift in the media, but also a shift in modern male thinking,” said James Bassil, Publisher. “We wanted to steer away from ‘hot’ lists and highlight women who have demonstrated a sheer influence in their industry. We were looking for women who are doing something new this year, something that demonstrates their versatility and raw talent.”

When panelist Andy Gray, Senior Web Producer at Sports Illustrated, was asked what he thought of the reinvented Top 99 feature, he said, “What I think is interesting about this year’s list is that people will read it — where before they would look at the list and look at the women. Here you want to read about the women and learn more about them, what they did and their background.”

AskMen’s Top 99 Most Outstanding Women of 2015
This year, AskMen is celebrating and honoring the women who are defining 2015.

Emma Watson
Ronda Rousey
Kim Kardashian
Taylor Swift
Lindsey Vonn
Elizabeth Holmes
Beyonce
Amal Clooney
Jennifer Lawrence
Serena Williams
Ashley Graham
Michelle Obama
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
Mindy Kaling
Tracy Chou
Laverne Cox
Amy Poehler
Ava DuVernay
Veronica Roth
Nicki Minaj
Becky Hammon
Marissa Mayer
Rihanna
Scarlett Johansson
Maria Sharapova
Ariana Grande
Emma Stone
Alex Morgan
Giada de Laurentiis
Amy Adams
Gina Rodriguez
Emily White
Anna Kendrick
Rosamund Pike
Julianne Moore
Sarah Koenig
Yael Cohen Braun
Keira Knightley
Reese Witherspoon
Gillian Flynn
Lupita Nyong’o
Laura Trott
Tina Fey
Rashida Jones
Debra Sterling
Zoe Saldana
Angelina Jolie
Christy Turlington Burns
Kerry Washington
Lisa Eldridge
Shailene Woodley
Sia
Paige VanZant
Lyndsey Scott
Blake Lively
Natalia Vodianova
Susie Wolff
Lady Gaga
FKA twigs
Taraji P. Henson
Chelsea Clinton
Meryl Streep
Gillian Zucker
Natalie Portman
Lorde
Cara Delevingne
Rebecca Garcia
Kristen Wiig
Chelsea Peretti
Patricia Arquette
Michelle Wie
Lana Del Rey
Ashley Spillane
Amy Schumer
Elizabeth Banks
Chrissy Teigen
Rosario Dawson
Emilia Clarke
Tessa Thompson
Meghan Trainor
Sierra Blair-Coyle
Mila Kunis
Erin Andrews
Sofia Vergara
Deena Varshavskaya
Gal Gadot
Yao Chen
Kristen Stewart
Billie Whitehouse
Mimi Thorisson
Anastasia Ashley
Tory Burch
Emily Blunt
Misty Copeland
Halle Tecco
Kendall Jenner
Katy Perry
Eugenie Bouchard
Jessica Alba
To read more on the Top 99 Most Outstanding Women of 2015, click here.

How did AskMen chose the Top 99? Watch this video.

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