Deciding who the hottest women in the world are is no easy job. So thankfully the team at Monsters and Critics have done the dirty work so you don’t have to.
Our panel of pop culture experts have put their differences aside and reached a consensus to give you the ultimate current list of the planet’s 30 most gorgeous women.
Looks go in and out of favor (that’s life, baby) so the faces who feature change every few months, but this is how things stand as of summer 2016.
Remember, beauty is only skin deep – and there’s plenty more to these women than at first meets the eye.
Brunette Brazilian supermodel Adriana is best known for being one of the Victoria’s Secret Angel’s. She is one of the planet’s highest-paid supermodels, raking in $9million in 2015 alone.
Her famous Victoria’s Secret ad from Super Bowl XLII in 2008, below, was the most-watched commercial of the game, bringing in a staggering 103.7 million viewers.
Taylor is one of the hottest properties around, both as a musician and as a brand – being ranked as one of the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women last year.
Her much-publicised split with Calvin Harris and subsequent romantic liaisons with Tom Hiddleston have thrust her even more into the limelight.
The fact that she’s relentlessly sexy definitely has something to do with that.
Emilia obviously has to make this list. Game of Thrones has sealed her place in the pantheon of iconic television beauties in her role as Daenerys Targaryen.
And the fact that she’s spent plenty of that time half-naked has got to have helped.
The raunchy chart-topping Barbadian singer is often controversial and nearly always explosive.
She’s never afraid to flaunt her wares, with her Instagram feed reguarly updated with barely-there pics.
Her music videos are also some of the sexiest of all time and she boasts one of those eternally endearing but sometimes rare qualities — a love of having fun.
No list of the hottest women in the world would be complete in 2016 without Cara Delevigne.
The fashion world bad girl has gone from strength to strength career-wise, modelling for a who’s who of famous brands and more recently turning her hand to acting.
Always a bit wild and undeniably stunning, her appearance as Enchantress in Suicide Squad will no doubt add to her appeal.
The second Victoria’s Secret Angel on our list, Lily has been a rising star over the past couple of years. Her first role back when she was 16 was for Abercrombie & Fitch and she’s done a ton of great work since.
It’s hardly surprising that she’s gorgeous as she is of good pedigree — her half-sister Saffron was the face of Ralph Lauren back in the 90s, while sister Ruby was the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Lily is married to Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill.
We’ve known Selena since she was a girl, when she appeared in Barney & Friends and Wizards of Waverly Place. And boy has she matured well.
Currently one of the planet’s biggest stars, she’s nailed it as both an actress and a singer.
Selena is also a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist. Basically, she’s the whole package.
The seriously talented Jennifer Lawrence has a lot more strings to her bow than outstanding natural beauty.
Back in 2013 she received the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook and she has been nominated on three other occasions.
Beautiful, personable and fun, the Hunger Games star is no doubt destined for even greater things.
Never has a rapper been so sexy. Known for her vibrant dress sense and fast-flowing lines, Nicki is the highest-earning female rapper of all time.
As well as her music — for which she’s received a whole host of awards — Nicki is also a dab hand at acting, having fatured in 2014’s The Other Woman and 2016’s Barbershop: The Next Cut.
Scarlett’s film-star goddess looks have seen her compared to some of the great classic beauties of all time, including Marilyn Monroe.
With acting talent in abundance too, Scarlett has earned herself a backlog of great roles. It’s hard to believe she has been on our screens for more than 20 years since she first appeared in Noah back in 1994.
And she shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.
Another global pop star making the list, American singer Katy is also never afraid to flaunt her greatest assets — and it’s hardly surprising when you look as good as she does.
The I Kissed a Girl and Roar singer has hardly been out of the headlines since her debut single back in 2001. Watch the official music video For Katy Perry’s Roar below.
Blonde South African model Candice Swanepoel is best known for being one of the leading and hottest faces (and bodies) of Victoria’s Secret and is another of their Angels.
However, she has walked down the catwalk or starred in adverts for pretty much everybody over the years, from Jean Paul Gaultier to Nike to Dolce and Gabbana and Diesel.
Israeli model Bar has been the face of dozens of big-name fashion and beauty campaigns over the years — and has used her money to set up a string of businesses.
So she’s not just a pretty face, but a very smart cookie to boot. She became one of the world’s most famous faces thanks to her on-off relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio between 2005 and 2011.
She married Israeli businessman Adi Ezra in September 2015.
Check out the behind-the-scenes video of the Bar Refaeli Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Issue below.
Jasmine has fashion in her blood — with her mother a popular stylist for celebs. But she’s forged her own career on the runway after being inspired by Tyra Banks as a child.
As a kid she was a keen gymnast and also got heavily involved in volleyball and softball before becoming a model.
Sporty, sexy and sophisticated, she’s also a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Not many people can win Olympic medals then go on to star in blockbuster movies like Furious 7 and The Expendables 3.
Rousey did, though. the mixed-martial arts and judo star is beautiful and bad-ass to boot.
The question is, what else can she achieve in an already remarkable career?
Hannah sealed her place as one fashion’s hottest properties when she graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2015.
You obviously don’t get to do that unless you’ve got something special.
Like fellow model Cara Delevigne, Hannah has also turned her hand to acting and appeared with a bit part in 2015 comedy movie Vacation.
Fan is one of China’s biggest celebrity names — and while she might not have a big following in the west, she undoubtedly deserves her place on this list.
Stunningly beautiful, and exceptionally talented, she has worked as an actress, producer and singer and is regularly ranked as the most influential celebrity in China.
Like many others on this list, she is also big on philanthropy.
Zoe, daughter of musician Lenny, may have a famous surname. But it’s her own talents as an actress, singer and a model that have got her to where she is today.
She bagan making music aged 16 and has modeled in a series of top fashion magazines including Elle.
But it’s acting where she’s had her biggest success, most famously as Angel Salvadore in the X-Men: First Class and as Toast the Knowing in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Brazilian Alessandra is another Victoria’s Secret Angel to make the list, and has had being a famous model in her sights ever since she was 12 when she began taking modelling classes.
As well as her career on the catwalk, she has had various film and television roles over the year including as herself on HBO’s Entourage.
Hailey is only just into her 20s and is already making waves as a model, featuring as one of the three cover girls of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She has also already been the face of Dsquared2, Jill Stuart and Gucci.
Kim could hardly not be on this list. Probably the most famous women in the world, she has been extremely smart at growing the brand around her and her family — and the fact that she’s sexy has helped that cause no end.
Never afraid to break the internet with another naked/semi-naked photo, don’t expect Kim to be going anywhere soon.
Taylor’s dark, brooding look has made her a favorite of fashionistas and photographers alike.
Her career took off in 2015 when she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel and she’s done the catwalk thing for everyone from Giorgio Armani to Versace and Ralph Lauren.
Not many people can maintain success for over 25 years — but it’s no problem if you’re Beyonce.
She first got involved in music professionaly when she was just eight, and has gone on to become one of the biggest stars of all time.
Talented, sexy and street-smart, Beyonce is the real deal.
Brazilian beauty Lais joined the Victoria’s Secret Angels in 2015 – and it’s easy to see why.
Her stunning good looks have seen her lend her look to campaigns by most of the big names, from Louis Vuitton to Chanel.
All that and she didn’t even start her career until she was 18 as a mother of one.
Not only is Jessica drop-dead gorgeous, she has some serious acting talents to back up her looks.
From Evil Dead to Gotham, her career seems to be on the rise in recent years.
One of Canada’s most beautiful exports, we’ve definitely not seen the last of her yet.
Sometimes a star’s career can be transformed literally overnight. For Emily, that moment was her appearance in the 2013 video for Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines.
She had worked as a model since she was 14, but that one appearance sent her career stratospheric and she has since appeared as Ben Affleck’s mistress in Gone Girl and other big-screen roles in Entourage and We Are Your Friends.
In our opinion, the more we get to see of Emily the better.
Like Emily, Charlotte’s rise came down to one particular appearance — although in her case it was eating a cheeseburger in a farmer’s market.
The ad for Carl’s Jr’s All Natural Burger aired during Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 and promptly went viral.
Aside from that, she’s earned a huge following from her constant stream of sexy photos on Instagram, which has landed her with some big-name contracts including for GUESS!.
Recently cast as Pamela Anderson’s character in the 2017 film version of Baywatch, you’re set to start seeing a lot more of Kelly over the coming weeks and months.
We get the feeling things are only just starting for the American beauty, another woman on this list to have been romantically linked to Leonardo DiCaprio (and probably not the last).
Olivia’s pretty much done it all. Both Miss USA and Miss Universe in 2012, she’s been a beauty queen as well an actress, television presenter and model.
Amazingly, she’s also a trained cellist and has played with the Boston Accompanietta.
Sweden is known for its beautiful people, and Elsa certainly doesn’t let the team down.
As well as modelling, the Victoria’s Secret Angel has also played basketball professionally.
But she had to choose one or the other — and modelling it was. The choice paid off and she’s gone on to work will everyone from Dior to Guess.
Are there any women we’ve missed off the list who you should be there? Let us know in the comments section below.