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Just Jared's 50 Most Popular Celebs 2012

Just Jared's 50 Most Popular Celebs 2012

The year has almost come to a close and it is time to reveal who the readers have made‘s most popular celebrities of 2012!

We have already revealed our top posts of the year, as well as the most popular music acts, actors, and actresses, so keep reading to find out the top celebs.

Among the celebs who made the list, there were plenty of births, marriages, splits, and a bunch of other big stories to go around.

Check out‘s most popular personalities, musicians, and movie stars of the year and let us know who were your favorites!

50. Charlize Theron
49. Ryan Lochte
48. Emma Watson
47. Andrew Garfield
46. Simon Halls
45. Chris Hemsworth
44. Shia LaBeouf
43. Ryan Reynolds
42. Aishwarya Rai
41. Natalie Portman
40. Channing Tatum
39. Gerard Butler
38. Ryan Gosling
37. Mila Kunis
36. Lady Gaga
35. Adam Levine
34. Madonna
33. Emma Stone
32. Selena Gomez
31. Conor Kennedy
30. Megan Fox
29. Justin Bieber
28. Christina Aguilera
27. Nina Dobrev
26. Jennifer Lopez

Click inside to find out who were‘s top twenty-five celebs of 2012!

25. Anne Hathaway
24. Lana Del Rey
23. Blake Lively
22. Ian Somerhalder
21. Kate Middleton
20. Jennifer Lawrence
19. Matt Bomer
18. Adele
17. Lindsay Lohan
16. Vanessa Hudgens
15. Katie Holmes
14. Jennifer Aniston
13. One Direction
12. Zac Efron
11. Brad Pitt


10. Taylor Swift
9. Nicki Minaj
8. Rihanna
7. Beyonce
6. Robert Pattinson


5. Angelina Jolie
The year started off for Angelina Jolie with promoting her directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey around the world. When she went to the Oscars in February, she made headlines for her leg-baring dress and pose on the red carpet. Then in April it was confirmed that Angie and her longtime love Brad Pitt got engaged! Throughout the year, Angelina also filmed her highly anticipated movie Maleficent, did loads of charity work around the world, and spent lots of quality time with her lovely family.


4. Miley Cyrus
It was the year of the engagement and the haircut for Miley Cyrus! First came the exciting news back in June that she was engaged to her beau Liam Hemsworth. Then later in the summer, Miley let her hairdresser chop off all her pretty locks to make way for an edgier blonde look. As the year went on, the hairdo got shorter and shorter!


3. Whitney Houston
2012 marked the shocking death of Whitney Houston on the weekend of the 2012 Grammy Awards. The legendary singer was found dead in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just hours before she was expected to attend her mentor Clive Davis‘ annual party. In the days that followed, the world remembered the singer with a special performance from Jennifer Hudson at the Grammys and via her worldwide televised funeral, which featured eulogy from many people who played a significant role in Whitney‘s career.


2. Kristen Stewart
This year marked the end of the Twilight Saga for Kristen Stewart, but the end of the film franchise was overshadowed by the scandal surrounding her cheating on longtime boyfriend Robert Pattinson with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Kristen eventually issued an apology after photos leaked of her kissing the director. Scandal aside, Kristen was one of the year’s fashion stars, popping up on many red carpets to promote her various films and at award shows.


1. Prince Harry
It was a big year for Prince Harry, whose nude photo scandal was one of the most talked about stories of the year. The internet went abuzz back in August when photos of a nearly naked Harry popped up online during his vacation in Las Vegas. Harry‘s year was also marked by the constant pregnancy rumors surrounding his brother Prince William and his sister-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and finally the official confirmation that a royal baby is in on the way.

WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE celebrity in 2012?

FYI: These rankings are calculated by a number of factors, including pageviews/hits from readers, comments, and social media interaction. Want to see your favorite on the list next year or in a higher position? Make sure to share articles with your friends and help give those posts a wider audience!

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  • J

    @rochelle: ya and Jessica Alba

  • James Kanel

    Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey are two of my favorite celebrities.

  • http://vivianamsilva1 Viviana
  • http://vivianamsilva1 Viviana

    AISH, is the only actress from India who is known outside of their country and many Indians should be proud of it but they are jealous of her beauty and talent.

  • http://vivianamsilva1 Viviana

    queen of Bollywood, Aish

  • http://vivianamsilva1 Viviana

    Sayantan, Aish quenn of Bollywood.

  • Jasmine

    Brad Pitt is a doormat of Angelina Jolie

  • Sayer

    @Betty Betts: No one cares except losers.

  • Aly


    miley bit** cyrus no comment. is 4 because is a Bit***

  • abbimorgan


  • Dirkstar

    I´m missing Reese Witherspoon on that list !!!
    And Drew Barrymore.
    And Cameron Diaz.

  • Angelina is Fugly

    Go away angelina!!!!

  • Devgan

    Most beautiful actress is Elizabeth yes but the most beautiful woman in the world is Aishwarya!

  • Des123

    Yay for Aishwarya and Angelina! They are two of the most beautiful actresses ever!

  • HelenaSK


  • dooliloo

    Well… Miranda Kerr must be really pissed not to have made the cut!


    Zac and Channing, mmmm, mmm, good!

    I was hoping for Colton Haynes and Chace Crawford, but maybe next year.

  • Claire

    Marion Cotillard & Penelope Cruz should be on this list. They are the biggest European stars around and Hollywood favorite foreign actresses + They are incredibly gorgeous and TALENTED, unlike 80% of your list.

  • Miriam

    Just 4 black celebs on the entire list ????? I am actually speechless

  • Rachel

    Zac <3

    So, Kristen is at number 2? This is that most talked about poll or something, right?

  • Martin

    Where the hell is Britney Spears? lol this list is rubbish

  • Debora

    the Prince Harry??? whyyyyyy??????

  • Debora

    Where’s DEMI LOVATO????

  • bella

    To all the people saying that Miley Cyrus didn’t do anything this year, well,I’m afraid to say that you are terribly wrong…

    1. Miley participates in Bob Dylan tribute album and sing a much praised gorgeous cover of “You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go”. She also performed it live. She also participated in VH1 Diva.

    2. She has the “backyard session” which she produces the covers of the classic “Lilac wine” “Jolene” & “Look what they’ve done to my song” . All three are well-received and got numerous praises from many music critics. In my opinion, this is the greatest achievement she got this year, because she pretty much proved everybody who listens to them that SHE CAN SING pretty fantastically. Even haters are convinced.

    3. She starred in the film “LOL” with Demi Moore. It might not be a hit in US because of no promotion and marketing from Lionsgate for it, but it did pretty well in other countries and sold millions of DVD copies.

    4.She starred in the film “So Undercover” which is gonna be released in 2013.

    5. She participated in many charities and good-will organizations. Namely ; Saving Spot Rescue,Save The Music Foundation, the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    Her fans donate money to charities in the name of her for her 20th Birthday and she highly encouraged it,praised it. She indeed leads the list of the most charitable celebrities of 2012 officially. :)

    6. She’s engaged to her 3-year-boyfriend actor Liam Hemsworth. It’s a pretty big deal for her. And it’s a good thing that she’s engaged,showing commitment to her relationship while other
    celebrities might be making up/breaking up,or dating a guy after another, getting pregnant without commitment,having shot-gun marriage.

    7. And yes,she’s on “Two and a half men”

    8. She won Special award from “Make a Wish” foundation for her devoted charitable works.She’s nominated for many many awards. She won 3 Teen Choice awards without even attending
    the event. Her 3 Music Videos got certified for getting over 100 millions views on youtube. Her song “Party in the USA” got played the most whenever Americans achieved success.

    9.Yes, she had huge transformation from a trendsetting long-flowing brunette to a blond pixie.Some of the materialistic people would think of it as a bad thing by saying that she looks not as beautiful as she used to or she looks like a boy or something superficial about it. Needless to say it’s inspirational that she donated her hair to the cancer patients, she also showed people not to afraid of the change,to discover yourself,to challenge, to be yourself,be real. It also means that girls don’t have to be feminine to be a well-accomplished girl.

    10. And of course, she’s working on her 4th studio album which is about to released in early 2013.

  • http://iamandreae Andrea

    ZacEfron <3

  • SamanthaCarolina

    Lana Del Rey, is the best
    Hell yes.
    Honey put on that party dress

  • Marmie

    Great to see Matt Bomer and Simon Halls on the list. Beautiful couple.

  • Kim

    I can’t understand, where is Last year he made hits “This is love” and “Scream and shout”, which became #1 in the UK, he wrote a remarable song “Reach for the stars” for NASA and it was the 1st track on another planet, on Mars! Will made so many things…So, i’m not agree with the 1st five places, but I’m glad for Beyonce, ’cause the 7th place is very excellent for her :)