In addition to its Sexiest Man Alive issue, each year People magazine releases a World’s Most Beautiful issue and 2017’s Most Beautiful Woman is none other than… Julia Roberts! It’s her fifth time nabbing the title, 26 years since she first received the honour, which means it’s been that long since Pretty Woman first came out and, damn, are you feeling old yet?
— People Magazine (@people) April 19, 2017
Roberts, now 49, admits she’s “very flattered” about the honour and tells the mag that in spite of all her past success, she thinks she’s “currently peaking.”
Interestingly, she doesn’t really have anything to promote right now (she was one of the voices in the latest Smurfs movie and she’s got Wonder coming up in November), which makes the cynical side of us wonder why this fifth crown was bestowed at this time.
There are other women in the world who are equally stunning, having wonderful years in their careers and who are worthy of People’s Most Beautiful cover. Sure, Taraji P. Henson, Carrie Underwood, Mandy Moore, Viola Davis and Emma Watson all made the list inside the issue but any of them could’ve easily been the cover girl.
That said, Julia really is beautiful, and hasn’t changed a bit. So it’s not out of the realm of possibility, nor is it a total upset; but we wouldn’t mind seeing someone new take the title. Oh well, we’ll just have to wait until 2018.