Jennifer Aniston has been named “Sexiest Woman of All Time” by Men’s Health. Again just to reiterate, not 2005, not even 2011, but of all time placing her above such eternal beauties as Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch, Bo Derek or to make it more current, Sophia Vergara. How did this happen?
The magazine explains "Funny is sexy, and Jennifer Aniston is funny. Her down-to-earth persona makes her seem attainable. . . And her all-too-human love life off screen inspires sympathy that not even a string of bland romantic comedies can diminish. Other sex symbols drift toward one-dimensionality, becoming flat icons in the process, but throughout her career Aniston has remained sexy, funny, and unmistakably real."
And that’s true. Aniston is pretty and sexy and appeals to both men and women. It’s entirely possible that the staff thinks she is the most perfect woman ever. But, she is also proven to sell magazines when put on the cover, rising above the Scarlett Johansson’s and the Mila Kunises of the entertainment mediaverse. This is why she, like Kim Kardahshian, are on the tabloids each week, even when the stories are pure speculation. They sell off the stands.
Reactions by commenters have been mixed. While plenty are on board and have been since Friends, many others have jumped off the Team Aniston bandwagon writing “Oh my god you guys must be joking!”, "How is she funny Men’s Health? And if that is what you’re basing it on there are a ton of much funnier, better actresses out there” and “How much did she pay for this?”.
Thus far no one has gone so far as to plan a jokey protest like the one against PEOPLE for naming Bradley Cooper the "Sexiest Man Alive". Hey, those two would be a cute couple. Maybe they should…nevermind.