Who are the 18 most beautiful women in the world?
1. Beyonce Knowles
American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and businesswoman Beyoncé Knowles was born in Houston, Texas in 1981.
She has won 20 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award’s history. In 2009, Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade, The Top Female Artist of the 2000s and their Artist of the Millennium in 2011.Time listed her among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013 and 2014. Forbes magazine also listed her as the most powerful female musician of 2015.
According to The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she has sold over 118 million records as a solo artist, and a further 60 million with Destiny’s Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
2. Nicki Minaj
Onika Tanya Maraj, professionally known as Nicki Minaj, was born in 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. As a rapper and singer Nicki Minaj gained public attention after releasing three mix-tapes between 2007– 09. She signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment in 2009.
Since 2010, Minaj has accumulated 66 chart entries on the Billboard Hot 100 giving her the most entries among female rappers and the third most entries among female artists. She has also earned 12 top ten singles in her career which have been the most by any female rapper. As of March 2015, Minaj has sold 3.4 million albums in the US.
Minaj was the first female artist included on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List, with editor Brent Staples from The New York Times saying that some consider her “the most influential female rapper of all time”.
She has received 10 Grammy-nominations throughout her career, and has won six American Music Awards, 10 BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and was the recipient of Billboard’s Women in Music 2011 Rising Star award.
3. Sanneta Myrie
Sanneta Myrie is a Jamaican medical doctor and beauty queen. She won the Miss Jamaica World 2015, and represented Jamaica at the 2015 Miss World competition in China. Sanneta Myrie finished in the Top 5 of the pageant.
Sanneta Myrie made history at the Miss World pageant as the first contestant to wear her hair in dreadlocks.
Now a fully qualified medical doctor, she is committed to helping others, and is passionate about the work she does, with aspirations of joining “Doctors without Borders. She also volunteers as a counselor for the University of the West Indies, in Kingston Jamaica.
4. Eva Langoria
Eva Jacqueline Longoria actress, author, businesswoman, activist, and philanthropist was born in 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Langoria’s career began in 1998, when she won the title of Miss Corpus Christi, and later began entering talent contests that led her to Los Angeles.
For her work on Desperate Housewives, she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy and five Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, winning two.
Besides acting, Longoria has ventured into business. She has written and published various books. Longoria is also known for her charity work founding her own charity the Eva Longoria Foundation.
She was named the ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ by The Hollywood Reporter.
5. Christina Milian
Christine Flores was in 1981 and is better known as Christina Milian was born in Jersey City, NJ.
The Grammy nominated and Emmy Award winner has released three studio albums, eight singles and two compilation albums, in addition to 11 music videos.
Milian has appeared in films such as Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Be Cool, Pulse, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and Bring It On, and in the 2010 ABC Family Original Movie Christmas Cupid.
6. Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Monique is an actress and model who was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1972. She began her career in 1990s, appearing on television sitcoms, before landing roles in She’s All That and 10 Things I Hate About You, Bring It On, and, City of Angels, later that year.
Gabrielle is best known for her performances in The Brothers (2001), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Daddy’s Little Girls (2007), Think Like a Man (2012) and Think Like a Man Too (2014). In 2013, Union began starring as lead character in the BET drama series, Being Mary Jane, for which she has received critical acclaim and NAACP Image Award. In 2016, she is set to appear in films The Birth of a Nation, Sleepless Night, and A Meyers Christmas.
7. Geidy Mena Cuesta
Geidy Mena Cuesta Geidy Mena Cuesta is from the state of Choco in Colombia. She was crowned Miss Quibdó and competed in the Miss Choco pageant in 2011.
8. Chavoy Gordon
Chavoy Gordon is a former beauty contestant, she represented Jamaica at the Miss Intercontinental beauty pageant in Spain in 2011 and she placed third.
Now a registered nurse, this young professional with excellent leadership qualities, communication and managerial skills, aspires to become a doctor.
9. Makini Smith
Makini Smith, who was born in Scarborough, Ontario, is an author, an entrepreneur, and a community leader. She has been featured on numerous platforms for her wealth of knowledge and life experiences including teen motherhood, divorce, relationships, and single parenthood.
This extraordinary and phenomenal woman lives by the saying “Turn every lesson into a blessing”, and has sought success in real estate, entrepreneurship, leadership empowerment and writing.
10. Paula Johnson
Paula Johnson, MD, MPH, native of Brooklyn, New York is the president of Wellesley College.
She was a professor and faculty member at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Johnson, an internationally renowned and innovative leader, currently served as chief of the Division of Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School and Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which she founded and is executive director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology.
She is the first African American to serve as president of Wellesley College.
Dr. Johnson attended Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, and she received her MD and MPH degrees from Harvard. She trained in internal and cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
11. Meagan Good
Meagan Good was born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, is an actress who has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows, feature films, and music videos. In 2011, Meagan was featured in the highly successful film version of, Think Like a Man. She played Joanna Locasto, the lead character on the NBC drama series Deception.
She also starred in the 2013 comedy Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues starring. Meagan has also earned a reputation as a scream queen with her involvement in the horror genre with films such as Venom (2005), One Missed Call (2008), Saw V (2008), and The Unborn (2009).
She also played the lead role in the Minority Report— an American science-fiction crime drama television series— that aired on Fox in 2015.
12. Ann-Marie Briggs
Ann-Marie Briggs is a native of Trinidad & Tobago. This 23 year old beauty queen is determined to change the definition of beauty.
Briggs yearned to enter in a beauty pageant but could not, because the Miss Universe and Miss World contests thought that she was overweight and also because she was a mother.
She looked for other beauty contests with less stringent entry requirements and found the Face of the Globe International Beauty Pageant. This pageant is held in the UK and Disneyland Paris and after an online screening process was chosen to represent Trinidad and Tobago for the April 2016 competition.
13. Chardelle Moore
Chardelle was born in Grand Bay, Dominica and grew up in the greater Washington D.C. area. She is a former Miss Caribbean Metro USA where she served as a spokesperson for the Caribbean American community.
Chardelle is an award winning motivational speaker and. travels throughout the US and abroad for speaking engagements. Nickednamed “Motivational Moore”, for her dedication to others, Chardelle has made several high profile speaking appearances including the White House.
In 2013, Chardelle was appointed the Global Ambassador for Globally Igniting Africa, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment and healthy development of African women and girls.
Chardelle is a full-time multimedia host, traffic reporter, and producer at FOX45 Baltimore. She is also the evening traffic reporter and the host for FOX45’s weekly sports show Playbook. Additionally, she is the multimedia host for FOX45’s sister stations CW Baltimore and MyTV Baltimore.
14. Judi Blair
Actress and model Judi Blair was born in Clarendon, Jamaica. Her most recent role was in the upcoming movie What Love Will Make You Do.
Her career also got a significant boost when she was the leading lady of Last Night alongside Danny Gavigan. Last Night has won Best Feature at the North Carolina Black Film Festival, Best Screenplay at the American Black Film Festival, Official Selection at the Harlem International Film Festival, Audience Choice at the American Black Film Festival and also at the Urbanworld Film Festival.
Judi has worked in several film and television productions, landed speaking role on BET’s The Game, CW’s Vampire Diaries, MTV’s Single Ladies and supporting roles in original TV Movies such as Russ Parr’s Hear No Evil.
15. Jennifer Bisram
Jennifer Bisram is a TV Reporter with WXYZ-TV in Detroit, MI, and an author. The Guyanese-American Emmy-nominated journalist also worked for the CW affiliate in NYC, PIX11 News, as a reporter and assignment editor; the Food Network as a producer and NY1 News as a writer.
Jennifer has invested more than a decade into covering the news. Some of the stories she has covered include the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the Orlando Magic basketball team, the 2012 presidential election, and polling problems in Central Florida.
She has also covered stories relating to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Miracle on the Hudson, Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, NY Giants Super Bowl XLII victory and the MTV Video Music Awards.
Before working for the ABC affiliate in Detroit, she worked at the number one English-speaking station in Miami, FL, WSVN-TV, where she covered everything from wild crime and drug news to refugee crises and the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal.
16. Stacey Dash
Stacey Lauretta Dash was born in 1966 in the Bronx, New York. She is an actress and a co-host on Fox News Channel talk show Outnumbered.
Stacey is known for starring in the 1995 feature film Clueless and the television series spinoff of the same name. She has also appeared in films such as Moving, Mo’ Money, Renaissance Man and View from the Top.
Other television work by Dash includes appearances in series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Single Ladies and the reality television show Celebrity Circus. She has also appeared in music videos for Carl Thomas’ Emotional and Kanye West’s All Falls Down.
17. Tamron Hall
Tamron Hall was born in 1970 in Luling, Texas. She is a television journalist and works as a national correspondent for NBC News. She is an anchor for MSNBC and host of the program MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall.
Hall is also a co-anchor of Today’s Take, the third hour of NBC’s Today. She also often substitutes as an anchor and co-anchor other news broadcasts. She currently hosts Deadline: Crime on Investigation Discovery channel.
Tamron was nominated for an Emmy for her consumer report segment, “The Bottom Line,” which first aired in 1999. Tamron served as reporter of the NBC News segment The Inauguration of Barack Obama which won an Emmy in October, 2010.
Hall received the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media award from Temple University in 2010. She also had another Emmy nomination for her segment called Education Nation: Teacher Town Hall in 2011.
18. Saba Hailemariam
Saba Hailemariam is a television host and producer in Calgary Alberta, Canada. She was born and raised in Canada.
Saba works for Bell Media as the Community & Entertainment Calendar Host/Producer in Calgary Alberta.
She has an expansive range of expertise in media in areas such as radio, television entertainment, operations, news (print and electronic), communications and commercial advertising.
By Karl A. Haughton
The chronological listing does not indicate our ranking.