NEW YORK, NY – Esquire magazine has its own March Madness tournament going. One of the competitors will surprise you!
Esquire magazine has launched its annual “Sexiest Woman Alive” tournament. Setup exactly like the NCAA tournament, with 64 contestants given seeds ranging from 1 to 16. Readers and non-readers alike are afforded the opportunity to go onto Esquire’s Web site and vote their favorites into the next round until a champion is crowned.
Unlike the regional sections in the Men’s basketball tournament, sections in this tournament are broken down into industries. The four sections are Music & Fashion, Television, Sports and Movies. There is never a defending champion because past winners are not entered into the next year’s tournament. Past winners include Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron and Halle Berry.
The four number 1’s in this year’s tournament are Beyonce, Blake Lively, Megan Fox and Natalie Gulbis. It’s is Gulbis who has the unfortunate distinction of going up against this year’s biggest dark-horse; Lane Kiffin. As what is obviously meant as a joke, Esquire has entered Kiffin into the tournament, given him a 16 seed and as of today holds a comfortable lead over Natalie Gulbis.
Kiffin is the newly crowned football coach of the USC Trojans who drew the rage of Tennessee Volunteer nation after his unexpected departure. Kiffin reputation precedes him but it’s not exactly one of high merit or accomplishments. He’s known more for his bravado, trash-talking and for his other half (the better looking one). Regardless, Kiffin has the distinct opportunity to become this year’s “sexiest woman alive” and his fans have the power to make it so!
Other notable entrants include Erin Andrews, Rihanna, Minka Kelly, Lindsey Vonn and Eva Mendes.