Today begins voting for the 12th Annual Pajiba 10. For the few of you who may not be familiar, this is an incredibly 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.
Annually, this is one of our most popular posts, and in past years, we’ve even occasionally had folks acknowledge their placement on the lists. It’s a blast.
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, just pretend). Very early on, the readers began compiling two separate lists: Five with those of his or her sex, and another five with those of the opposite sex.
It’s 2018, though, so let us not separate folks by gender. Let’s just expand the freebie list to 10.
Please use the names they go by (instead of nicknames).
The staff has also put together a number of folks for your consideration (otherwise, our votes count the same as yours). They include Aya Cash, Michael B. Jordan, Yara Shahidi, Riz Ahmed, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cate Blanchett, O-T Fagbenle, Terry Crews, Lizzo, Nazanin Boniadi, Stephanie Beatriz, Hiroyuki Sanada, Bill Skarsgård, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and Garret Dillahunt.
One caveat: Those who have been in the Pajiba 10 three times are no longer eligible. They’re in the Pajiba 10 Hall of Fame. You can still vote for them, but those votes will not count. We have two new additions this year: Gillian Anderson and Oscar Isaac.
Here’s the complete Hall of Fame (and keep in mind, we’ve been doing this for 12 years, so don’t judge us for our earlier crushes):
Robert Downey Jr.
We also have a couple of recent two-timers who could be elevated to the Hall of Fame this year, including John Oliver, John Cho, and Emily Blunt.
I think that’s it. Again, please list 5-10 names. I’d strongly encourage you also to refrain from additional commentary on the list of ten, and reserve that for nested comments. Voting will continue until Monday, July 9th.
For shits and giggles, and while you’re in a voting mood, I’ll also add a poll here. And no: It’s not Best Chris (that’s already been established). What’s the Best MCU movie (among these ten)?