AliceCorrine’s Top 10 Female Celebrities of 2015
10. Kendall Jenner – Kris Jenner is well-known as momager for her beautiful children and her photogenic genes certainly didn’t stop with Kendall Jenner. Kendall has quickly become one of the fashion industry’s most sought after models. In 2015, Kendall became the face of Estee Lauder and is the lead model in the #MyCalvins campaign for Calvin Klein. Kendall even has 40.1 million followers on Instagram – just a mere 10 million less than famous sis Kim.
9. Joanna Gaines – One half of HGTV’s new darlings from “Fixer Upper“, Joanna Gaines has certainly risen to fame over the past year – even Taylor Swift watches the show! The show set viewership records in just two seasons – numbers that HGTV hasn’t seen in years. The show pairs interior designer Joanna with her energetic husband, Chip, who is the real estate and construction lead on their projects. Together they balance having four children while growing their business to include a real estate company, construction company, design firm and residential subdivision. Season three of “Fixer Upper” debuts this month on HGTV.
8. Amy Schumer – what a year for this comedic lady! She hosted the MTV Movie Awards and Saturday Night Live, vacationed with JLaw and starred in the hit movie Trainwreck. This week she also received a Golden Globe nomination – not a bad way to wrap up a successful year.
7. Taylor Swift – Taylor and her squad are the goal of millennials everywhere or at least female celebrities under the age of 35 everywhere. It’s always interesting to see who is the latest superstar to join her squad of A-list girlfriends. “Squads” aside Taylor has had an incredibly successful year with her album, her tour and lots of Grammy nominations to boot. Congrats to this beautiful and successful ringleader!
6. Carly Fiorina – Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has certainly had an interesting life. She was born in Texas but attended five different high schools including ones in London and Ghana. Her dad served as deputy attorney general under President Nixon. Before famously becoming the CEO of Hewlett Packard (the first woman to head a Fortune 100 company) she worked as a secretary and English teacher. Her record at Hewlett Packard has come under scrutiny at the debates but she has held her own. She’s extremely articulate and poised and has made the Republican debates watchable. She pointedly asked at the last debate, “Don’t you want to see Hilary and I debate?” Oh yes we do, Carly. Oh yes we do.
5. Maddie Ziegler – As her mom observed on the hit Lifetime show, Dance Moms, “Maddie is the most famous 12 year old in the country.” Apparently Time magazine agrees, naming her one of the 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015. Maddie, who just turned 13 in September, also starred in more Sia music videos, was featured in a Target ad, walked the runway for Ralph Lauren and filmed a movie with Naomi Watts – all in 2015.
4. Megyn Kelly – Megyn Kelly, who has been a staple at Fox News for years, was one of the moderators at the August Republican debate. She immediately asked Donald Trump about being insensitive toward women. Donald didn’t waste time verbally lashing out at her after the debate saying, “You can see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her … wherever.” Although it didn’t derail his campaign it was poignant to see her point validated. Thanks Megyn for attempting to make him accountable for his past behavior.
3. Melinda Gates – She may not be the most recognizable on this list but she certainly is one of the most influential. As the wife of Bill Gates she is also co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Their organization, the largest private foundation in the world, donated over 3.9 billion dollars last year and offered over 33 million in grants. The foundation is dedicated to many issues including global poverty and ending violence to women and girls. Melinda recently called on the entertainment industry to help enact change by, “projecting a world where everyone is valued equally.” Thank you for all you do, Melinda.
2. Caitlyn Jenner, who as Bruce Jenner, was an Olympic gold medal winner who impressed us as the ultimate male role model back in 1976 – made her first appearance not long after Bruce announced he was in fact a transgender. In April, Bruce officially became Caitlyn and the public watched the story unfold first through his Diane Sawyer interview, then the new E! reality show and of course his Kardashian/Jenner family members. Kudos to Caitlyn for such bravery and determination and leaving us with one of the most influential stories of 2015.
1. Hilary Clinton – Has anyone ever had a resume like this before: First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and now Presidential candidate? Her female political contemporaries describe her as determined, compassionate and qualified. Political pundits, who make a living disagreeing, do agree about one thing – right now she is the most electable. It seems likely she will be our first female president. And, we agree Bernie, who gives a damn about those emails.