Julia Roberts brought her red mane and trademark grin to the cover of People for her record fifth cover as the World's Most Beautiful Woman. Roberts, now 49, was first on the cover in 1991 when she was 23, fresh off her "Pretty Woman" fame.
In the interview, Roberts talks about her marriage to cinematographer Danny Moder (14 years and counting) and life with twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 12, and Henry, 9. She said she was "very flatttered" to be named Most Beautiful Woman a fifth time, and enjoyed hearing that she's now way ahead of George Clooney, who has only been People's Sexiest Man Alive twice. "I'm going to mention that in my Christmas card to the Clooneys this year." Roberts will turn 50 in October, and she sounds just fine with that, telling People, "I think I'm currently peaking."
Last year's Most Beautiful Woman was Jennifer Aniston. Before her, Sandra Bullock. Then Lupita Nyong'o, Beyonce, Christina Applegate, Kate Hudson, Drew Barrymore, Angelina Jolie.
Twitter is contrary by nature, so you had to know people would not like the choice of Julia Roberts, especially for a fifth time, and in 2017 when she's not exactly at the height of fame, and as People appears to be on a streak of picking "older" white women. There's a sad amount of ageism in some of the responses, as if 49 is too old to be taken seriously as beautiful. Thankfully, there's some backlash to that perspective as well.
Julia Roberts is named 'World's Most Beautiful Woman' by People 😂😂 What you expect from a white magazine 💀💀— K'Dione (@2deep4_an_intro) April 19, 2017
People Magazine: "Julia Roberts is 2017's worlds most beautiful woman"— Tundé Lahren (@ThatsSoTunde) April 19, 2017
People Magazine: The world's most beautiful woman 2017 is Julia Roberts...again!— Resist Orange Angus (@SheBeShonuff) April 19, 2017
The world: http://pic.twitter.com/jQpLQwqNFK
Julia Roberts wins @people most beautiful woman award... again? How small is their selection pool? 🤔— Ijuakos Xqwzts (@IjuakosXqwzts) April 19, 2017
Y'all complaining about Julia Roberts named People's most beautiful bc "it's not 1990" you know what's not beautiful? Agism.— Mallory Keaton (@maIIorykeaton) April 19, 2017
how is julia roberts the most beautiful woman when she's not even the most beautiful white woman— CeciATL (@CeciATL) April 19, 2017
I aint mad at Julia Roberts, she is a cutie though.— Sir Valence LaFlare (@285Racer) April 19, 2017
Let's be honest, Julia Roberts was selected "most beautiful woman" from a handful of people. Also, it isn't just physical beauty.— Gerren Peterson (@GerrenPeterson) April 19, 2017
No Julia Roberts slander. They should've picked someone else because she's won it 4 times BUT no Julia Roberts slander— Haitian Sensation (@mpifonifunny) April 19, 2017
Y'all need to stop clowning Julia Roberts! That's a good picture. And I thought the most beautiful person was more than just looks 😂— 🇳🇬Dee C.🇳🇬 (@NaijaRoyale) April 19, 2017
"Julia Roberts" Looks more like a #snowflake on crack than anything remotely pretty.— Imyerhuckleberry (@IamyHuckleberry) April 19, 2017
Julia Roberts is The Most Beautiful Woman? Priyanka Chopra, Janelle Monae, Blake Lively could have easily gotten that title.— Veronica Carrington (@TanyaMiecy) April 19, 2017
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