The modern media is obsessed with beauty. And that’s why lists such as the ones put together by TC Candler exist. It features some faces that you’re sure to recognize, and others that you probably aren’t as familiar with. One thing’s for sure – this roundup is sure to garner much debate. So, here are the 20 most beautiful faces of 2017.
20. Taylor Hill (Supermodel)
One look at American Taylor Hill, and it will come as no surprise that she’s a supermodel. Born in Palatine, Illinois, in 1996, Hill was scouted when she was just 14 by agent and photographer Jim Jordan. Since then, she’s gone on to walk the runway at fashion shows and posed for endless photoshoots.
19. Lupita Nyong’o (Actress)
It isn’t just supermodels who made the list, however. There are plenty of actresses in there, too. For instance, 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong’o landed the number 19 spot, and it isn’t hard to see why. But she’s certainly not just a pretty face. Indeed, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2013, followed by a Tony Award nomination thanks to her poignant display in Eclipsed on Broadway.
18. Jennie Kim (Singer)
If you’re a fan of K-pop, then you’ll be well aware of singer Jennie Kim. The 22-year-old is a member of the South Korean girl group Black Pink – a four-piece who’ve had great success since starting out just over a year ago. Not only did their latest EP Blackpink top the Japanese charts, but the outfit are also the only all-female K-pop act to top the Billboard World Digital Song Sales charts on three occasions.
17. Yael Shelbia (Model)
Chances are you’re not too familiar with model Yael Shelbia. She comes from a religious background in Israel and was faced with the prospect of being expelled from her boarding school when staff there found out about her modelling work. Still, the fact that she was one of the most beautiful faces of 2017 shows that she probably made the right career choice.
16. Oktyabrina Maximova (Model)
Speaking of models, few catch the eye quite like Russian beauty Oktyabrina Maximova. With a modest 23,000 followers on Instagram, though, Maximova is still relatively low-profile compared to some of the faces on the list. Still, it seems like that might not be the case for too much longer.
15. Lisa Manoban (Singer)
If you thought that Jennie was the most beautiful member of K-pop group Black Pink, then you might have to think again. In fact, her fellow bandmate Lisa Manoban ranked even more highly on the list. And that’s something that’s being hotly debated among the pop act’s fans. Is Lisa prettier than Jennie? You be the judge.
14. Emma Watson (Actress/Model)
Here’s someone who you should all be familiar with. Yes, it’s British actress Emma Watson, best known for her roles in Beauty and the Beast and the Harry Potter series. And her looks match her prodigious acting ability.
13. Audreyana Michelle (Model)
She’s only 18, but model Audreyana Michelle is already garnering attention for her very distinctive looks. With almost 500,000 followers on Instagram, in fact, Michelle is becoming a social media phenomenon. In 2017 she was spotted hiking with Justin Bieber – something that only increased her profile.
12. Bella Heathcote (Actress)
Margot Robbie isn’t the only stunning Australian actress to emerge in recent times. No, there’s also Bella Heathcote – possibly best known for her role as Leila Williams in Fifty Shades Darker. In 2017 she announced her engagement to movie director Andrew Dominik.
11. Antonia Iacobescu (Singer/Model)
Iacobescu is a Romanian-American singer and model who moved to the U.S. when she was just five years old. She subsequently sought out modelling work after finishing high school, and Ford and Lenz are just a couple of the agencies that have gone on to hire the 28-year-old.
10. Camilla Belle (Actress)
She was perhaps best known for dating Joe Jonas during her young adult life, but Camilla Belle has certainly forged her own path since. The actress has appeared in several movies, including the likes of 10,000 BC, When a Stranger Calls and The Quiet. On top of that, she’s also garnered a large following on social media.
9. Golshifteh Farahani (Actress)
Western audiences are most likely to recognize her face from 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. But actress Golshifteh Farahani has been a star in her homeland of Iran for quite some time. Sadly, though, controversy has plagued her as well. For instance, in 2012 it was reported that Farahani wouldn’t be welcome in Iran following a nude photoshoot that she did for the French newspaper Le Figaro.
8. Ju Jingyi (Singer/Actress)
Singer and actress Ju Jingyi is a huge star in her home country of China. She first became famous as a member of the idol group SNH48, before going on to pave her own path as a successful solo artist.
7. Adelaide Kane (Actress)
If you’ve seen Adelaide Kane before on either the small or the big screens, chances are that you haven’t forgotten her. The Australian became famous as an actress in her homeland during her teens, before moving to the U.S. and earning major roles in the likes of Teen Wolf, Reign and Once Upon a Time.
6. Jourdan Dunn (Supermodel)
This 27-year-old British supermodel made her runway debut when she was just 16 years of age. And it seems that she hasn’t looked back since. Indeed, in 2018 Dunn is one of the most in-demand models around – and it isn’t hard to see why.
5. Im Jin-ah (Actress/Model/Singer)
You’d think that being in one successful band would be enough for anyone. But South Korean performer Im Jin-ah wasn’t content with that. In fact, she’s a part of two well-known groups in South Korea: After School and Orange Caramel. Incredibly, she’s also found the time to do some modelling, as well as appearing in several films and TV shows.
4. Sarah Gadon (Actress)
Canadian actress Sarah Gadon first gained recognition after starring in the David Cronenberg movies A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis. Since then, she’s mostly appeared in television shows such as 11.22.63, Alias Grace and Letterkenny.
3. Chou Tzu-yu (Singer/Dancer)
She’s only 18 years of age, but singer Chou Tzu-yu has already sparked a major controversy. The K-pop princess got into a messy situation when she held up the flag of her homeland, Taiwan, during a televised performance in South Korea. This sparked outrage in China, which still claims sovereignty over Taiwan. And her subsequent apology created a similar reaction in the land of her birth.
2. Thylane Blondeau (Model/Actress)
She may only be 16 years old, but Thylane Blondeau has already garnered attention plenty of attention in both modelling and film circles. The Ivory Coast-born teen is an ambassador for L’Oreal Paris, and she made her acting debut in the 2015 French movie Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues. One to watch out for in the future for sure.
1. Liza Soberano (Actress/Model/Singer)
Taking the number one spot in the list of the 20 most beautiful faces of 2017 is the stunning Liza Soberano. The Filipino-American actress and model’s film and TV credits include She’s the One, Must Be… Love and Forevermore. And at the age of just 20, it seems that her future is very bright indeed.