Thanks to Politico we now know about the Hottest Heads of State page, which was created by a couple of clever websters and ranks world leaders by hotness. Yulia Tymoshenko, Prime Minister of Ukraine, is #1; Barack Obama is #15, which further proves that the world has turned against him.
You know the old saw about “show business for ugly people”… well, we’re not going to get into that: all the women on the list, like all women in general, are beautiful (and that goes double for #5, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who is President of Argentina and our pants) . Of course, as we get down into the 100’s, the more shallow-minded of us may find the pickings a bit slim. But tastes, like democracies, vary, and really who’s to say? Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac, and here the two people rule!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 13, 2009