Today begins voting for the 16th Annual Pajiba 10. For the few of you who may not be familiar, this is a fun exercise we do every year. Our readers vote for our version of the most beautiful person in the world, although our list tends to give equal weight to a person’s intelligence, wit, and general attractiveness. Your outliers might not make the Pajiba 10, but slowly and surely, a consensus builds around ten wonderful people each year, ten celebrities, sports figures, podcasters, or even politicians about whom the Pajiba staff is ultimately compelled to write glowing things.
Here’s how it works, and please pay attention to the instructions because it makes it much, much easier to tally the votes (no one ever pays attention to the instructions, but I’ll make an effort, anyway). You all will compile your own TEN Freebies lists —- the TEN people with whom your significant other would allow a free pass (if you don’t have a free pass or a significant other, just pretend). Please use the names they go by (instead of nicknames). You will list them in a comment. That’s it!
The staff has also put together a number of folks for your consideration (otherwise, our votes count the same as yours). They include Jeremy Allen White, Amar Chadha-Patel, Jacob Anderson, Melanie Lynskey, and the goddamn Cocaine Bear!
Meanwhile, there is also the Hall of Fame members. You can vote for them, but that vote will not count. As they have already been named to the P10 three times, they have ascended to the HoF and are therefore no longer eligible:
There are also a number of celebrities sitting on two inclusions — I’m not going to name them all at the moment, but off the top of my head, I know that Dev, Riz, Rahul, and Dolly have two apiece. Also, hilariously, so does Pratt. I have a feeling that the HoF will forever elude him.
That’s it. Voting will continue until sometime mid-next week, and we’ll have the 2022 Pajiba 10 results in before 2023.