Yes, it's that time of year again...
Back in 2014, I HAD A DREAM...
Every year, in case you don't know, "gentleman's" magazine FHM carries out a readers' poll and publishes the results in a special issue. The UK edition even holds an awards ceremony in a plush London venue to publicise it. The subject of the poll and the title of that special issue is misleading: THE SEXIEST WOMEN IN THE WORLD.
Where, I wondered, is our list?
I dreamed about compiling an alternative list to FHM's. A HOT AND HARD 100. I could have just chosen 100 women myself, but I decided I'd much rather make it a collective effort and get the input of FMS readers. The call went out, and, I am eternally grateful that so many of you, for the last four years, have answered that call.
HOTTEST HARD WOMAN IN THE WORLD 2014
2. Shannon Courtney, 3. Mavi Gioia, 4. Juliana Malacarne,
5. Brie Eubanks, 6. Kashma Maharaj, 7. Elena Oana Hreapca,
8. Okasana Grishina, 9. Larissa Reis, 10. Heidi Vuorela
HOTTEST HARD WOMAN IN THE WORLD 2015
2. Aleesha Young, 3. Elena Oana Hreapca, 4. Dani Reardon,
5. Alina Popa, 6. Suzy Kellner, 7. Mavi Gioia,
8. Tina Chandler, 9. Cindy Landolt, 10. Karina Nascimento
HOTTEST HARD WOMAN IN THE WORLD 2016
CRIS GOY ARELLANO
2. Aleesha Young, 3. Helle Trevino, 4. Theresa Ivancik,
5. Elena Oana Hreapca, 6. Alina Popa, 7. Shannon Courtney,
8. Mavi Gioia, 9. Erica Blockman, 10. Melissa Wee
HOTTEST HARD WOMAN IN THE WORLD 2017
ELENA OANA HREAPCA
2. Theresa Ivancik, 3. Alina Popa, 4. Selma Labat,
5. Sarah Williams, 6. Cris Goy Arellano, 7. Eleonora Dobrinina,
8. Margie Martin, 9. Helle Trevino, 10. Cindy Landolt
HOTTEST HARD WOMAN IN THE WORLD 2018
It's not complicated. There are just two rules...
1. You can vote for up to 100 women.
Want to vote for just one? Fine. 15? Fine. 50? Excellent! 100? Magic!
But don't vote for any more than that. Simples.
2. It's the Hottest Hard Women of NOW. Not Ever.
Don't vote for your all-time favourites who have fallen off the radar in "retirement".
Quite simply, it's a waste of a vote. It won't be counted. Not sure if one of the ladies you've voted for qualifies? Just put an alternate name next to hers in case she doesn't.
But you don't have to limit yourself to "bodybuilders". There were more WPD women than FBBs on last year's list, and there were women from the Figure, Fitness and Bikini divisions. Crossfitters always get a significent number of votes, and there are always at least a few votes for powerlifters, weightlifters and women from other sports.
You are at liberty to rank the women from 1 (your favourite) to 100, rank some of them (eg. a top ten), or just list them in no particular order. Rankings are only taken into account if there's a tie on the number of votes two or more women receive.
Use the comment box below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Voting closes on the last day of February, so you have four weeks from now.
Now get busy making my dream come true for the fifth time!