Arama They Didn't

9:59 am - 12/28/2012

Japanese celebrities make it ontoTC Candler's list of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2012

TC Candler presents The 23rd Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces 2012, which has been published in various formats every year since 1990... and in recent years has been seen by over 30 million unique visitors from around the world.

Unlike many other annual publications, The Independent Critics List is not a popularity contest. It is not about the sexiest or the most famous. Rather, it aims to be a very international list and one that is inclusive of many cultures, lifestyles, professions and degrees of fame. The Independent Critics List intends to inform public opinion rather than reflect it. This list searches far and wide, listening to the millions of suggestions submitted every year, and tries to put together a list representative of the modern ideal of beauty. Aesthetic perfection is only one of the criteria. Grace, elegance, class, poise, joy, promise, hope... they are all embodied in a beautiful face.

The 2012 Most Beautiful Faces List...

100 - Scarlett Johansson
99 - Barbara Meier
98 - Danielle Campbell
97 - Carmen Ejogo
96 - Doutzen Kroes
95 - Jessica Chastain
94 - Gianna Jun
93 - Krysten Ritter
92 - Maite Perroni
91 - Sophia Bush
90 - Alessandra Mastronardi
89 - Barbie Hsu
88 - Melanie Laurent
87 - Sanaa Lathan
86 - Katharine McPhee
85 - Gabriela Marcinkova
84 - Ludivine Sagnier
83 - Lena Katina
82 - Xun Zhou
81 - Frida Gustavsson
80 - Jenny Skavlan
79 - Renee Olstead
78 - Ariana Grande
77 - Elizabeth Loaiza
76 - Leighton Meester
75 - Natalie Tran
74 - Zsuzsanna Jakabos
73 - Priyanka Chopra
72 - Rose Byrne
71 - Candice Swanepoel
70 - Kelly Rowland
69 - Cintia Dicker
68 - Whitney Able
67 - Go Ara
66 - Kaya Scodelario
65 - Kate Winslet
64 - Juno Temple
63 - Monica Bellucci
62 - Freida Pinto
61 - Giusy Buscemi
60 - Stana Katic
59 - Rachel Weisz
58 - Nam Gyu-Ri
57 - Blake Lively
56 - Karen Gillan
55 - Meagan Good

54 - Meisa Kuroki (New Entry)
53 - Emma Roberts
52 - Sarah Gadon
51 - Elizabeth Olsen
50 - Im Yoona
49 - Nicola Roberts
48 - Gina Carano
47 - Gaite Jansen
46 - Yuliya Snigir
45 - Louise Bourgoin
44 - Dada Chan
43 - Keira Knightley
42 - Kim Taeyeon
41 - Edita Vilkeviciute
40 - Amanda Seyfried
39 - Shannon Kane
38 - Lena Gercke
37 - Felicity Jones
36 - Imogen Poots
35 - Christina Hendricks
34 - Elsa Pataki
33 - Song Hye Kyo
32 - Carice Van Houten
31 - India Eisley
30 - Natalie Portman
29 - Olivia Wilde
28 - Kate Beckinsale
27 - Selena Gomez
26 - Alison Brie
25 - Nozomi Sasaki (3rd Year)
24 - Kylie Bunbury
23 - Emma Stone
22 - Zhu Zhu
21 - Emily Browning
20 - Mila Kunis
19 - IU
18 - Jennifer Lawrence
17 - Carey Mulligan
16 - Amber Heard
15 - Tamsin Egerton
14 - Rihanna
13 - Kate Upton

12 - Mirei Kiritani (New Entry)
11 - Lily Collins
10 - Lana Del Rey
9 - Camilla Belle
8 - Kerry Washington
7 - Emma Watson
6 - Jessica Brown Findlay
5 - Jessica Jung
4 - Chloe Moretz
3 - Alexandra Daddario
2 - Marion Cotillard
1 - Emilia Clarke


The fact that Emma Watson was no.1 last year makes me side eye the list. Arama, who do you think has the most beautiful face of 2012, be they on the list or not. Who do you think has the most beautiful face in America, Japan, etc?
a_cheshire_grin 28th-Dec-2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
How cool, Jessica from SNSD is #05! ^.^

I agree with the three Japanese ladies on this list. They all have beautiful faces, especially Meisa!
captxfizz 28th-Dec-2012 03:29 pm (UTC)
sundaetea 31st-Dec-2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
i love you.
captxfizz 2nd-Jan-2013 07:06 am (UTC)

(belated but happy new year as well!)
dori_liv 28th-Dec-2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
yay for Meisa!

all three are beautiful, of course
stole_away 28th-Dec-2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
yay meisa
vivibm 28th-Dec-2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
So cool for Nozomi ! ^^

and others of course
Also happy for IU #19
rosemaine 28th-Dec-2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
Very happy for Mirei <3
blazingeternity 28th-Dec-2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
Not going to judge the ranking because taste is taste... but congrats to the three Japanese ladies, I always thought they were pretty <3

I've never heard of this list before but I really like the idea behind it.
However, I kinda side-eye the composition. The Asian nominees are clearly Korea-dominated while there's not one Southeast Asian and only one Indian beauty on the list. How are they picked, I wonder?
frothies 29th-Dec-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
mte. the list claims that it's not via a popularity contest, but the statements that followed weren't really supporting that claim. =/

oh well, i guess i could agree with most of it.
brucelynn 28th-Dec-2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
Here for Meisa being on that list , she is one of the most beautiful women walking this planet ... I wish she was a little higher though.

and I don't mind Emilia Clarke being number one because she is stunning.

Also really shocked to see Ariana Grande on the list because I think her beauty is underrated , she looks like an irl disney princess to me.

Lastly ... where is this goddess Ruth Negga ?

inachan89 28th-Dec-2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
Mirei has got such a pretty face^^
ohprecioustime 28th-Dec-2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
omg these people have amazing taste with Kiritani Mirei blasting her way into the top 15 so gorgeous, also Nozomi is pretty too

anyway this list is missing Angelababy tbh (surprised she is not there probably more famous than all the other Asian girls)

and my fave model Cecil Kishimoto (even tho she is still kinda a nobody)

sakana93 28th-Dec-2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
I rly like these two girls as well xD
eishastan 28th-Dec-2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
IA with Angelababy she's gorgeous, Cecil is pretty too but idk who she is.
eishastan 28th-Dec-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Meisa is my fave among them, but the other 2 totally deserve it.
urubaby21 29th-Dec-2012 05:46 am (UTC)
From America I would have to say Scarlette (???) Johanson (whatever the spelling is). Can't believe she's placed at 100. Already the first problem I see with this list.

From The U.K. I find Keira Knightly from the UK to be most beautiful. Glad to see her in the somewhat middle, although higher to the top.

From Japan I would say Toda Erika. For some reason I just like her way too much.

Anyways, nice list.....kind of.
love323able 29th-Dec-2012 07:04 am (UTC)
emma watson has a beautiful face tho.
i'd side eye the list because of camilla tbh

anyways yay for
92 - Maite Perroni
she's pretty but for an actress she annoys me.

also those three ladies are gorgeous!!!

the_crammer 29th-Dec-2012 11:38 am (UTC)
I wonder what's the basis of this....

Gianna Jun should be the highest among the Koreans, and no Ayase Haruka or Ueto Aya???

But I agree with the rest of the Asians, Meisa is stunning!
amefuyu 29th-Dec-2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
i had a feeling that Meisa Kuroki would've made it on there :)
liniang 29th-Dec-2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
Lana del Rey so high? Oh, that makes... sense, I guess.

42 - Kim Taeyeon
19 - IU

I didn't know Mirei Kiritani and Nozomi Sasaki til now. Damn, they're beautiful. And Meisa is gorgeous!
Gouriki Ayame is one of the most beautiful women in Japan IMO.

Top 10 is boring as hell.

Edited at 2012-12-29 11:56 pm (UTC)
milern Darn30th-Dec-2012 12:10 am (UTC)
I was so ready to side eye the number one choice but than WHAM! It's the Khaleesi! I'm elated, she really is beautiful.
nakabibighani 30th-Dec-2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
wow, sasaki on her third year :D
kodochalover 1st-Jan-2013 06:49 am (UTC)
oh wow, maite perroni is in this o.o

Yayy Meisa too!

Congrats to all! although some of these rankings are making me think twice lol
energenki 7th-Jan-2013 05:48 am (UTC)
No Anne Hathaway makes this list invalid.
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