Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a conversation with two men as they discussed what makes a woman hot. More specifically, what determines her hotness. In order to protect the innocent I’ll refer to them as Pete and Pete – Pete Married and Pete Divorced.
Pete M. mentioned that his wife had a dream that he had been unfaithful. He assured her that it was only a dream, forewarning her that unless it was with Halle Berry, “The Ultimate Hot Chick”, it did not happen.
Pete D. was appalled by his counterpart’s choice. He could not believe his good friend bestowed “The Ultimate Hot Chick” title on Ms. Berry. So naturally, Pete D. revealed his “Ultimate Hot Chick” – Jennifer Aniston. In fact, he justified his choice by reminding everyone that Men’s Health magazine declared Jennifer Aniston the “Sexiest Woman of All Time”.
Nevertheless, Pete M. was not going to let Halle’s title go without a fight. He provided Pete D. with many examples of Halle’s hotness. Halle with long hair. Halle with short hair. Halle in Swordfish, while this may be true, I have never seen the movie, but I did concur with Pete M. that she is a very pretty lady. I also agreed with Pete D. that Jennifer Aniston was pretty, but because I do it so well, I decided to play devil’s advocate and proceeded to remind him that earlier that night he boasted that his fiancee possessed, by his own admittance, all five degrees of hotness: German, Polish, Italian, Swedish and French Canadian.
Pete D. upheld his previous statement, but also let it be known that he would cheat, leave or do both for Jennifer Aniston.
I had never been involved in this type of conversation before so I decided to egg on Pete D. a tad more. I was curious to know who else wasn’t hot. By his five degrees of hotness, that ruled out a hell of a lot of women. I was among good company.
JLo not hot. Halle B. not hot. Jessica Alba, Beyonce, Tyra Banks, all not hot.
It seemed apparent, the further you are from European descent the less hot you become.
Then, I remembered the article. According to Men’s Health magazine, Jennifer Aniston was chosen because she’s funny…
and funny is sexy.
Nevertheless, the top ten in Men’s Health magazine consisted of Raquel Welch, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Britney Spears, Pamela Anderson, Bettie Page, Ursula Andress, Jane Fonda and Angelina Jolie. Like I said earlier, it seems the further you are from European descent the less hot you’re likely to be.
Unfortunately, conversations and proclamations such as the “Sexiest Ever…” have a way of giving women and young girls a very fucked up image of themselves, but then again, beauty is in the eye of the gaper.
I’m Just Sayin’ …(Damn!)