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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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78 Responses to “Just Jared's 50 Most Popular Celebs 2012”

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  1. 26
    Viviana Says:

    Love Aishwarya Rai, queen of Bollywood, Brasil.

  2. 27
    Nenahun Says:

    This is THE perfect list! Makes all the troll efforts futile! The more trolling, the more hits and comments and just makes the stars larger. Love it!

  3. 28
    Lok Says:

    @Viviana: She is beautiful!

  4. 29
    Hyttilo Says:

    #1 – The beautiful Zachary Quinto and Zac Efron.

  5. 30
    verox87 Says:

    Ian and Nina, Andrew and them!!

  6. 31
    nm Says:

    how on earth is connor kennedy above emma watson, ryan gosling and natalie portman

  7. 32
    She Stinks! Says:

    JHO is #26? She is sooooo irrelevant and headed to obscurity where she belongs. She is not popular at all and was fired from American Idol. Next year, it will be JHO who? She has no taste, talent or class.

  8. 33
    Nessie Says:


    Shut up, she’s only dated three guys in more than 4 years. Taylor Swift and Selena have dated way more. If you’re gonna call someone trash find someone actually makes that statement real. God, people now a days. Justin this and One Direction that. Screw Miley because she mades mistakes. Who are you to judge.

  9. 34
    christinalover Says:

    There is only one mistake on this list. Christina should be Number 1, instead of Flopney Shitney Spears who will never ever make it on of these lists!

  10. 35
    re Says:

    So lets all pray that our favorite celeb cheats or gets caught nude just so that they can be popular at Just Jared? No thanks.

  11. 36
    Luchie Says:

    Aishwarya Rai is the most beautiful actress ever.

  12. 37
    Hyttilo Says:

    @Luchie: # 36 – Wrong. Elizabeth Taylor!

  13. 38
    rikki Says:

    WTFFFFF who made this list? just no

  14. 39
    emy Says:

    And Britney Spears? fu cking idiot

  15. 40
    ellie' Says:

    Jennife Aniston…#one!!!!

  16. 41
    Suz Says:

    @gross: jealous much, you haters are sad

  17. 42
    Toni Says:

    Ok, only 4 black women mentioned in all of hollywood. Keri Washington (hardest working actress right now), Halle Berry, Selita Banks, Serena, Gabby (US Gold Medalist),…. and where are the black men: Kanye, Drake, Jay Z, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Jamie Fox, Tyler Perry? This does not rightfully rightfully represent the diversity in Hollywood. Come on JustJared? There are more people in the great USA of Hollywood that have been popular this year than white people.

  18. 43

    KRISTEN JAYMES STEWART, is the besttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!
    i love her!

  19. 44
    Natasha (Nataliya) Stasyi Says:

    Not a word about Rihanna..Wow! How can that be I wonder? And what about Adele?

  20. 45
    Tracy Says:

    @gross: Kristen is only on the list because of the comments she generates it has nothing to do with her acting ability. She will slowly go away now that Twilight is done.

  21. 46
    awesome Says:

    aishwarya : only indian woman mention in the list! her last movie released nearly 2 years ago and she is still so popular!
    Love you yummy mummy :)

  22. 47
    Zoey Says:

    Guys you’re all wondering why your favorite actor/actress isn’t on and you’re surprised at the list… like Jared said, these spots are calculated due to how many times their posts have been viewed and who had the highest amount of comments. So it doesn’t mean that these celebrities were the most fruitful; just the most talked about

  23. 48
    Sayantan Says:

    Aishwarya Rai???? why?????

  24. 49
    Chiara Says:

    Miley Cyrus at the 4th place! *-* So proud of her ❤

  25. 50
    Ana. Says:

    It’s funny to see all the hate yall show, this is just a website ranking srsl. This is not bc your idol isn’t n°1 that you have to hate on other celebs. Whatever, happy for Angie, Zac, Vanessa, Adele, Miley, Anne Hathaway, Ryan Gosling & Mila Kunis. ♥

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