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From Bella to Hailey: 29+ It-Girls Turning Heads in Hollywood, Ranked


| LAST UPDATE 01/25/2023

By Genevieve Scott

In the '50s, we had Marilyn; '90s, Madonna. As for today, there's a new era of it-girls taking Hollywood by storm. From TikTok royalty to rising supermodels, here are the stars of 2021 that are turning heads…

53. Miley Cyrus

Let's pull the limo out front for this It Girl. From Disney star to a global sensation, of course, Miley Cyrus has made it onto this list. She continues to show just how talented and hard-working she is. Her latest single, Flowers, was streamed on Spotify more than 100 million times in its debut week, breaking a record.

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The singer was destined for stardom. Her dad is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, her mother, Tish Cyrus, is a music producer, and her godmother is the legendary Dolly Parton. Cyrus has been at the top for a while now - and let's be real, everyone can still sing the entire Hannah Montana theme without skipping a beat. 

52. Camila Cabello

This Cuban-born, Miami-raised singer has definitely earned her spot on the It Girl list. Camila Cabello was one-fifth of the girl group Fifth Harmony, which dominated the charts with hits like Work from Home and Worth It. Then, she released her solo album, and the rest is history, as they say. 

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Cabello has been at the top of her game ever since. The Havana singer made her acting debut in an adaptation of Cinderella, where she played the famous princess. Cabello will always be her number-one priority. She once said, "I'm just going to be myself. I listen to my gut. That's all I can do." Snaps to that!

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51. Doja Cat

Doja Cat is on the Hollywood It Girl list - why don't ya just say so? Doja made the leap from viral YouTube creator to global superstar. Her songs have become staples of TikTok videos, and it doesn't seem like the Need to Know singer is slowing down anytime soon. Thankfully! 

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"I love making music, but performing has blossomed into something that makes me just as happy." Doja continued, "I feel most powerful when I am fully in character onstage." Keep turning out those hits, girl, because we want to keep listening and dancing.

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50. Lily Collins

Our next It Girl makes us want to catch a flight to Paris, grab a croissant and go on a nonstop shopping spree! Emily in Paris actress Lily Collins has been turning heads for years - and it isn't just because she is the daughter of legendary rockstar Phil Collins.

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Collins has been carving her own unique path in Hollywood. From her first role in The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock to being nominated for a Golden Globe, she has earned her spot as a Hollywood It Girl. How does she do it all? "I've always been an extremely passionate, driven person," the star once said. 

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49. Lizzo

Lizzo knows she is a star and has no plans to let that go anytime soon. She declared to PEOPLE, "I deserve the spotlight. I deserve the attention. I'm talented, I'm young, I'm hot. You know? And I've worked hard." We'll toast to that! The flute-playing artist has dominated the scene ever since she went viral in 2019. 

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The legendary music producer Nile Rodgers said about the Truth Hurts singer, "Lizzo is an extraordinary artist. She's made the last three years better with her great songs and attitude; she's proving to the world over and over again that everything is possible." 

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48. Anya Taylor-Joy

"I think," Anya Taylor-Joy told Vanity Fair in 2021, "I'll probably understand this year in about five years. I think that's when it will probably hit." This it-girl needs a bit of time to process her sudden success. And, well, can we really blame her!?

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While it was far from the actress's first role, her part in The Queen's Gambit put her on everybody's radar. The show was a smash hit, causing the sale of chess boards to skyrocket and Anya to become a household name. It seems the world can't get enough of her, which lands Taylor-Joy a spot on this list.

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47. Olivia Wilde

This icon has made headlines recently for her rumored romance with it-boy Harry Styles. But Olivia Wilde has long been on the radar as one of the go-to inspirations in Hollywood. From her fashion to her class, this gal does not disappoint. And at 37 years old, she's just getting started.

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"At the end of your twenties, you realize you are inherently flawed, and that's great, and that's what makes you dynamic," Wilde shared. "For me, personally, it was around 27 when that kind of return to self took place, of living for myself, not living to keep up expectations."

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46. Nina Dobrev

Up next is Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev, who wows us with her humbleness and chic style. Plus, we love a powerful woman who's not afraid to hype up her fellow it-girls. "I'm really impressed and in awe of a lot of women right now. I've really enjoyed watching because she's kind of my same age, Jennifer Lawrence," Nina admitted.

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She continued, "She has tackled both indies and big-budget studio films. She has a humility and a presence and a charisma and a humor and intelligence that I really admire that about her. Audrey Hepburn is a big inspiration of mine. Cate Blanchett, she can do no wrong in any area of her life." We love to hear it.

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45. Emily Blunt

Some of us fell in love with her in 2006 as Emily Charlton in The Devil Wears Prada, while others of us took a little longer to come around and realize the magic that is Emily Blunt. The starlet's lasting influence in Hollywood lands her a place on this ranking.

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And while we can't imagine the big - or small - screen without this powerful woman and her pearly whites, her and husband John Krasinski's daughters have no idea their mom is a total it-girl. "We've never said [the word 'famous'] in our house," Emily revealed.

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44. Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio has been ruling as one of today's it-girls ever since she hit Victoria's Secret's runway back in 2000. And her reign has only gotten more potent with time. But as it turns out, we nearly missed seeing this beauty on magazine covers.

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"When I was really small, I wanted to work in NASA," Ambrosio confessed. "I wanted to have a life with NASA and be an astronaut, but I knew that wouldn't happen. You have to be a nerd for that kind of thing to happen, and by the time I got to high school, I wasn't a nerd at all."

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43. Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham made waves in Hollywood - and beyond - when she hit the scene as a curvy model and shattered industry standards and stereotypes of the profession. And while the supermodel secured a spot on this list, Graham wants us to know that at the end of the day, she's just like us.

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"I know it's cliche, but I've always wanted to be the Oprah of my generation - the girl who's giving you all of the inspiration by letting you know that I'm just like you and we all have the same struggles," Ashley said. She probably just has a few more millions in the bank than we do, but we love a relatable legend.

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42. Nathalie Emmanuel

Let's be honest - Nathalie's presence in Game of Thrones took the hit series up a couple of notches thanks to this actress's talent and beauty. And while to us, she always looks as close to flawless as one can get, Emmanuel doesn't put much thought into her appearance on a daily basis.

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"I'm not someone who needs to have makeup on all the time. When I'm doing it for myself, I get irritated, and I'm like, 'Okay, I'm done.' I just go as I am, as long as I'm clean. It really depends on my hair, too - it can dictate how much time I spend."

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41. Emma Stone

Stone stole our hearts when she put a scarlet A on her chest and has kept it since then. The Cruella star constantly charms both on and off the screen, securing her a place in this ranking. So has Emma's undeniable success decreased her anxieties about life - a topic she's open about?

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"God, no!" Emma laughingly admitted. "With success, it's gone? No, no, no... I manage it differently now... I'm assuming that will always be a part of my wiring and my personality. I'm a worrier. I haven't slept through the night in five years. But many of us haven't. I'm definitely a neurotic, as they say."

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40. Hannah Jeter

This gorgeous model shot to fame after appearing in her first Sports Illustrated cover back in 2015. Since then, Hannah has blessed us with endless photos by the beach. Yet, believe it or not, even this stunning lady was shy when she first came into the SI limelight.

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"The first year, I was so nervous. Especially surrounding launch week, you just have so much anxiety because it really is a responsibility to promote the issue," she said. "I think for me, I get more and more comfortable, and it becomes easier. It's so fun, and I've gotten used to it."

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39. Priyanka Chopra

Glancing at the photo below, it's hardly surprising that Priyanka Chopra was crowned Mis World 2000. But it's the 39-year-old's time on the screen that caught our attention and, of course, her iconic marriage to Nick Jonas. We just can't get enough of her.

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But even a Mrs. Jonas has bad days sometimes - even if she certainly doesn't look like it. "No one only wins," Priyanka said. "I've lost many battles. I've done many, many movies that no one has watched. It's what you do after failures that defines you. To me, life is a ladder. It's never a destination."

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38. Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke became the queen of our hearts when she played Daenerys Targaryen, and she just never left the throne. Lucky for us, she is just getting started. Now that Game of Thrones is long done, the actress is focused on expanding her career - on her own terms.

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"In the beginning, I took everything that anyone offered to me, because why not?" she admitted. "I kept thinking that my good luck was going to run out. With the end of the show, I'm looking at things in a very different light and... I'm going to be pretty careful about the next things that I do."

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37. Emma Watson

It's true, Hermoine Granger was once our favorite it-girl. But Emma Watson gives her on-screen counterpart some tough competition. From Hollywood to Brown University, this talented lady has done it all. And while she always looks like an influential icon to us, Emma has come to appreciate her more vulnerable sides.

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"No one likes feeling vulnerable and uncomfortable and weak," Watson acknowledged. "But I really have found that it's in those moments when I go there that there's a kind of magic... it's the single most important way of connecting to other human beings."

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36. Meghan Markle

Back in 2016, Meghan Markle could hardly believe her life: a rising acting career and plenty of collabs. "To try to dream of what more it can be? I can hardly conceive of it," she said at the time. She continued, "It's not so much about setting goals for things."

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"Because I trust that with my temperament and my drive, these beautiful things will continue to manifest," Markle explained. And manifest they did. As we all likely know, Meghan became the Duchess of Sussex, pretty much making her an it-girl for life.

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35. Ariana Grande

This ranking wouldn't be complete without the God Is a Woman singer. And let's get one thing straight: Ariana Grande wants to be remembered for her accomplishments - not her beaus. "I'll never be able to swallow the fact that people feel the need to attach a successful woman to a man when they say her name," Ari said.

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She continued, "I saw a headline... they called someone another someone's ex, and that pissed me off. This person has had so many great records in the last year, and she hasn't been dating him forever. Call her by her name!" Tell 'em, Ari! Nothing but respect for our president.

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34. Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima has been stunning on magazine covers, runways, and red carpets since we-can't-even-remember-when. But her powerful personality, breathtaking appearance, and commitment to the grind have kept her relevant and a total it-girl even today. Her key to success?

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"I always say to myself to be myself at all times," Adriana shared. "When I go to a photoshoot - or anywhere - I bring the Adriana Lima from Bahai. I don't create [the persona] of something I'm not. I am who I am, and that's who I bring into my work." That's a mood.

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33. Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa is levitating in every sense of the word: From struggling immigrant to international superstar, the artist's rise to the top has been one for the books. But make no mistake about it: She's just getting started.

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"I feel like winning… almost just pushed me to work harder," the Grammy-slayer confessed. That's right, she might have millions in the bank and an army of fans to match, but this trendsetter isn't putting down the mic just yet. (And tbh, we hope she never does.)

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32. Hailey Bieber

Sure, she's married to our childhood idol - but that's actually not what we're here to talk about: Mrs. Bieber might just be as cool as they come. When she's not busy serving us looks with her effortless streetwear, the blonde bombshell is busy turning heads, well, everywhere else.

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From her international modeling campaigns to her recent YouTube channel, HB knows how to keep us entertained. And with rumors of a potential baby Bieber on the horizon (thanks to a little birdie named Justin)? We'd certainly keep an eye out for this it-girl...

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31. Kendall Jenner

We might have her sister to thank for making the introduction, but make no mistake about it: Kim's baby sis is officially all grown up. At 25-years-old, Kendall Jenner has morphed into one heck of a boss-lady. Paris Fashion Week? Front cover of Vogue? Seriously, we're having trouble keeping up.

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But don't think momma-Kris had everything to do with her road to the runway. "[KUWTK] almost made my job a little bit harder only because people probably didn't want to hire me because I was on a reality TV show. I definitely worked my way to where I am now," Kendall assured. Bible, we couldn't be more proud.

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30. Gigi Hadid

Our next supermodel has been showing us how it's done for years now. But while we're sure there are some chapters she'd rather leave in the past (ahem, Cody), she's exactly where she needs to be today. "It feels like now I'm in a different place in my life," the blonde bombshell reflected.

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And she's right. Not only has Miss Hadid since raked in a cool $29 million - according to CelebrityNetWorth - but she's also welcomed the greatest gift of all: motherhood. While Gigi is notoriously private with baby Khai, we can't wait to see what the future brings her happy family...

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29. Emily Ratajkowski 

We might have met her on the set of Robin Thicke's music video, but there are no blurred lines when it comes to this it-girl's success. Seriously. Emily Ratajkowski, much like Gigi, is another model-turned-momma who does it all. Safe to say, baby Sylvester is in good hands.

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From launching her very own bikini line to her outspoken support for women's rights, the proud feminist isn't one to play by the rules. But that's exactly what we love about her. Fierce, flawless, and flourishing. We're definitely here for it. As for who earned our 25th slot? Keep scrolling.

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28. Addison Rae

Making the world fall in love with you in less than 60 seconds sounds next to impossible - but leave it to this TikTok star to get it done. If, by some chance, the name doesn't ring a bell? Let's just say our quarantines must have gone down very differently...

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While we spent ours memorizing (well, trying to) every dance challenge this TikTok queen threw our way, Addison was busy climbing her way to the top. Fast forward to today, and the 21-year-old beauty is officially a force to be reckoned with. We'd learn her name - she's not going anywhere anytime soon.

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27. Megan Fox

Whether it's from her time as Mikaela Banes or her PDA-fest with Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox certainly knows how to spice things up. The Hollywood wild child has been turning heads for decades now - though from the looks of that picture? Nothing's changed.

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And we can understand why. After all, she did weigh in at #1 on FHM Online's "Sexiest Woman in The World." And while beauty is obviously in the eye of the beholder, we will say that this: like her or not, well, Megan Fox doesn't care: She'll continue to do things her way. And who doesn't love an unapologetic queen?

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26. Irina Shayk

Roughly 10 years ago, Irina Shayk was met with a game-changing business proposal. Sure enough, after nabbing the cover of Sports Illustrated's 2011 swimsuit edition - making her the first Russian to ever do so - the goddess' life has never been the same.

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Not only has the brunette beauty cemented her reign as a successful supermodel, but we're not the only ones she's left impressed in the process. "I said this the day I met you, and many years later, you are still theeeeee most beautiful woman in the world," fellow SI model, Chrissy Teigen, recalled.

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25. Cara Delevingne 

While the science behind her perfect brows might forever remain a mystery, there's one thing we do know: Cara Delevingne has always been doing things differently, something we can't help but admire. And we're not the only ones. "Cara is different," Karl Lagerfeld once gushed.

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"She's full of life, full of pep. I like girls to be wild but at the same time beautifully brought up and very funny," the late designer added. While most of us don't have the pleasure of personally knowing her, something tells us Mr. Lagerfeld was onto something...

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24. Kaia Gerber

With Cindy Crawford as her mother, well, would we expect Kaia Gerber to be anything less than perfect? Granted, the supermodel's got some pretty big shoes to fill. But we'd say the 20-year-old prodigy is well on her way to accomplishing just that. No?

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Gerber has already welcomed a thriving career - all while fulfilling a lifelong dream in the process: this past year, the model landed a starring role in American Horror Story. And for those who haven't yet seen it? Let's just say, leave it to Kaia to make a horror series look glamorous.

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23. Kylie Jenner

Don't sleep on our next celeb - this Rise and Shine legend has been blessing us with everything from impromptu nursery songs to dreamy makeup palettes for years now. But the Kylie Cosmetics boss lady has got lots more to show for herself than the billions in her bank account.

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Of course, we're talking about baby Stormi. Kylie's mini-me has made several appearances on mom's Instagram over the years. And while we'll never understand how she manages to juggle motherhood and a beauty empire, we'd be happy to babysit if she's ever looking for an extra set of hands...

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22. Kim Kardashian

Speaking of Instagram, how could we not include the OG of selfies? While not everyone has welcomed her love for the camera as much as we have (ahem, Northie), the 2000s wouldn't be the same without Kimmy's famous duck pout or documented glam sessions. Would they?

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And let's be real - it doesn't hurt that she's easy on the eyes. "I'm talkin' like arguably of human existence—the top 10 of human existence," as Kanye West once put it. Love her or hate her, this it-girl isn't putting that selfie-stick down anytime soon...

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21. Kate Upton

Back in 2012, when a small-town girl from Michigan landed the cover of Sports Illustrated's swim edition, the world wasn't ready: Kate Upton has been slaying the modeling scene for almost a decade now, one itsy bitsy bikini at a time. But that's actually not why she's earned a spot on our roundup.

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Not only is she a natural beauty, but she's also a woman of many talents. From blockbuster roles to breaking beauty standards in the modeling world, Upton is living proof that it's okay not to fit one "mold." Despite being rejected by several agencies years ago, she went on to become one of the most recognized faces today.

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20. Alexandra Daddario

Let's face it: we can probably guess what stands out first when looking at our next beauty. But forget Alexandra Daddario's big baby blues for a second - there's actually a whole lot more to this Hollywood girl-next-door than meets the eye (literally).

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In fact, Daddario's rise to the top has been anything but easy. "I've been working consistently since I was a teenager, and I was in the service industry myself for four years, or longer, in various jobs," the actress revealed. Safe to say, this actress' hard work has certainly paid off.

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19. Rihanna

We've got love on the brain - and it's all thanks to this goddess: The Fenty boss lady has been blessing us with everything from music to lingerie for as long as we can remember. But don't let her recent hiatus fool ya - she's not going anywhere just yet.

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While we can't quite tell ya when we'll be getting that next album (ahem, RiRi), we do know it will be well worth the wait when the time comes. Until then, consider this your cue to pick up a Fenty makeup palette if ya haven't already. (And feel free to thank us later.)

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18. Margot Robbie 

Margot Robbie might be on top of the world, but she'll never forget where she came from. From award-winning roles to blockbuster contracts, she might just have it all - but the Australian bombshell's success was "not overnight. It's years of hard work," as she told DKODING.

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From her ambition to her charm to her undeniable talent, perhaps it's no surprise DKODING magazine named her "The Most Beautiful Woman in The World" back in 2020. Might she nab this year's title? We guess only time will tell - though we certainly wouldn't be surprised...

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17. HoYeon Jung

Let HoYeon Jung's time in Squid Game teach us 2 valuable lessons: 1) If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 2) All odds are off when it comes to this South Korean superstar. Seriously. She might just be 27-years-old, but she's already done it all.

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From placing 2nd in Korea's Next Top Model to starring in Netflix's most-streamed series to date, Jung is truly a living phenomenon. And let's not forget her ability to make a dusty, teal tracksuit look trendy. Keep an eye out for the goddess as she continues to show us how it's done.

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16. Beyoncé

Queen B might just be the definition of Hollywood royalty. Not only is she the face behind some of our favorite breakup anthems, but she's also the proud momma to the coolest 9-year-old we ever met. That is, unless a bilingual, Grammy-winning 3rd grader seems normal - in which case, carry on.

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From B's endless beauty campaigns to her endless awards - to her very own fashion line - is there anything the former Destiny's Child star hasn't ticked off the list? Feel free to get back to us on that one. Until then, keep scrolling for more it-girls paving the way for the rest of us.

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15. Gal Gadot

It's not easy being superwoman, but Gal Gadot certainly makes us think otherwise. Our favorite Wonder Woman has done so much more than just entertain us during her (relatively new) reign in Hollywood. In fact, the Israeli bombshell is truly in a league of her own.

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"She's a worldwide symbol of feminine strength and beauty, but she's also a modern, multifaceted woman," Anne Talley, global brand president of Revlon, put it. Couldn't agree more. Not to mention, have ya seen her in that latex suit? We rest our case.

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14. Scarlett Johansson

Life's good when you're Scarlett Johansson. But just because she's raked in a nice chunk of change over the years doesn't mean it's always been easy. The highest-paid actress of 2019 - according to Forbes - has been a vocal advocate for mending the gender pay gap in recent years.

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"It is really important to hear people in various positions of power to voice their opinions, their story," the actress explained. "Why not? Why can't I have the voice? Why can't I use my platform? What's the point... if you don't use it?" From her advocating ways to her award-winning roles, we think we've found our new girl crush.

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13. Winnie Harlow

Wanna be on top? Our next beauty knows a thing or two about standing out from the crowd - but the truth is that she wouldn't have it any other way. The former America's Next Top Model star instantly won hearts over from the minute she hit that catwalk. But in doing so, she also taught us a valuable lesson.

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Despite struggling with vitiligo, a rare condition affecting the immune system - the leggy beauty has used her voice to be an advocate for those without one. "Winnie's unique look challenges perceptions of beauty in an industry obsessed with a kind of 'perfection,'" London-based designer, Ashish explained. Agreed.

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12. Mila Kunis

Safe to say, if Mila "wanted to charm the pants off you, she could," as Kunis herself confessed: She talks the talk and walks the walk, something that earned her Esquire's "Sexiest Woman Alive" title back in 2012. But that doesn't mean she's let it get to her head. In fact, quite the opposite, really.

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On a typical day, we can catch her running errands with her family in a casual cotton tee and humble ensemble. She's "the most beautiful, opinionated, talkative, and funny movie star that we've all known since she was nine," Esquire further elaborated.

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11. Taylor Swift

Did anyone really think Miss Americana wouldn't land a spot on our list? Taylor Swift has been showing us how it's done for as long as we can remember now. And it earned her the #1 spot on Maxim's "Hot 100" back in 2015. But as far as Swift is concerned, she's got bigger things to worry about.

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"To me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace," the 31-year-old explained to Maxim at the time. "Because it's just basically another word for equality." A pop-star doubling as a passionate activist? Could we ask for anything more? 

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10. Selena Gomez

She might not be able to keep her hands to herself, but the only ones feeling smitten right now are us. From Waverly Place to Hollywood, this Disney child-star has practically grown up in front of our screens - and yet she still never ceases to impress us.

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Perhaps that's why she found her way onto TC Candler and The Independent Critics's roundup of "100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2020." But don't get it twisted: "Aesthetic perfection is only one of the criteria," they shared. The rest? "Grace, elegance, originality, daring, passion, class, poise, joy." Sounds a lot like Selenerr if ya ask us.

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9. Madison Beer

Remember when the Biebs tweeted Madison to fame back in 2012? Safe to say, a whole lot has changed since then. While, yes, Bieber Fever is very much still in the air, this bombshell's fame has only continued to reach new heights. And well, we can see why.

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From her effortless beauty to her ability to make us swoon from her soulful vocals, this talented singer certainly lucked out on the genes. But that's not what we're here to talk about. The truth? It's Mads' refreshing vulnerability and openness about mental health that truly makes her an it-girl worth following.

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8. Emily Faye Miller

Is it hot in here or is it just Emily Faye? The Too Hot To Handle beauty sizzled up our summer after making her Netflix debut this past June. But while the British bombshell might have put Lana to the test, her time in Turks and Caicos called for so much more...

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Since becoming a household name, this it-girl continues to stay winning. From teaching us the value of self-worth to starting her very own business ventures (including a collab with Pretty Little Thing because, well, who hasn't?), we stan Em's journey to self-discovery - and her neverending bikini collection, of course.

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7. Francesca Farago

The next girl on our radar might have also faced the wrath of Lana, but her journey on Too Hot To Handle ended very differently. But while love may not have been in the cards for her and co-star Harry Jowsey, don't worry - Francesca Farago is doing just fine.

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Not only has the Canadian beauty gone on to bask in the single life, but she's also launched a solo business venture - something that's already done her pretty well. If, by some chance, ya haven't caught Fran flaunting her Farago the Label bikinis on the gram, let's just say this: don't walk - run. (Thank us later.)

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6. Zendaya

What's a compilation of it-girls without an appearance from this Euphoria goddess? From her award-winning roles to her activism for women around the globe, let's face it: it's Zendaya's world, we're just living in it. But why don't we let Halle Berry do all the talking here...

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"At 24, that she can have an idea and go get it done [with] enough support behind her... [and] power and [the ability] to keep the creativity — I think that says so much," the 55-year-old explained. Agreed. And it doesn't hurt that Z looks camera ready at literally all times (shoutout to Law Roach).

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5. Blake Lively

Spotted: B serving yet another flawless look on the NY streets. Though at this point, are we really surprised? The Gossip Girl golden girl has been giving us major closet envy since we first met her as the Upper East Side's wild child. Obviously, a lot has also changed since then.

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From hashing it out on those Met Gala steps to motherhood, this actress has come a long way since her high-school days. One thing that hasn't changed, though? Her hold on the rest of us. How does Lively - "The World's Most Desirable Woman," according to AskMen - do it? Perhaps that's one secret she'll never tell. Xoxo...

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4. Alexa Demie

Alexa Demie wowed us as Maddy Perez in HBO's Euphoria. Since then, we have been completely and utterly obsessed with her. The Los Angeles native has become a makeup and style icon, with everyone wanting to copy her jaw-dropping and daring looks. She is not afraid to go there. 

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The Waves actress was practically destined to be a Hollywood It Girl. Demie once shared, "I've known since I was a little girl – I would always say I just want to have an empire. To have my designs and albums, and I want to direct and write films. I think I'm meant to do it all." We're on board. 

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3. Bella Hadid

Our next star might just be the most beautiful woman in the world. But don't take our word for it. In fact, we've actually got science to back us up on that one. According to famed cosmetic surgeon Julian De Silva, this supermodel's face is mathematically close to physical perfection.

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But forget her striking looks for a second - Bella Hadid's beauty is equally as noteworthy within. From her endless charity ventures to her recent "euphoric," Kin, the supermodels' time off the runway is reason enough to land her first place on our list.

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2. Charli D'Amelio

It all started with a dance for Charli D'Amelio. The TikToker began posting on the platform back in 2019 and sky-rocketed into fame with her dancing videos. Flash forward to today, and Celebrity Net Worth estimates she is worth $20 million. Now that's a #girlboss. 

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D'Amelio held the title of the most-followed creator on TikTok for two years. Additionally, she has a reality TV show titled The D'Amelio Show, a podcast with her sister, has starred in a Super Bowl commercial, wrote a book, released a single, and voiced a role in an animated movie. We think her It Girl status is well-deserved. 

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1. Alix Earle

And finally: Viral TikTok sensation Alix Earle has taken the internet and the world by storm. She has over 4 million followers on the social media platform, where she posts her everyday life as a student studying at the University of Miami. It is no wonder that fans absolutely adore Earle.

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Earle is completely open about her struggles with acne, finishing term papers by the deadline, and even her breast augmentation journey. Her Get Ready With Me's are absolutely iconic and what helped sky-rocket her into fame. They show just how relatable and fun-loving our It Girl really is!

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