Scoop: Jennifer Aniston is most beautiful — again

It’s hardly news: For the second time, Jennifer Aniston has been named People magazine’s “most beautiful woman.”

She also won back in 2004, when she was still married to Brad Pitt.

The 2016 announcement was made on the “Today” show on Wednesday, and in an online video, America’s favorite actress said she was “very” flattered.

Aniston, 47, said her ideal beauties are “babes” like Lauren Hutton and Brigitte Bardot, and the “stunning” Gloria Steinem, whom she called beautiful for “many reasons besides her exterior.”

She said beauty has to do with more than “just clothes” and is about “learning to love every part of yourself.” (Easy to say for someone with a staff of hair stylists, make-up artists, personal trainers and lighting technicians.)

Other ladies on this year’s list — the magazine doesn’t come out until Friday — apparently include Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, Keke Palmer, Selena Gomez, Meagan Good, Carrie Underwood and Christina Milian.

And for those into reminiscing: People’s most recent previous top beautiful women have been Sandra Bullock (2015), Lupita Nyong’o (2014), Gwyneth Paltrow (2013), Beyonce (2012), Jennifer Lopez (2011), and Julia Roberts (2010).

Observers note that the lists are hardly diverse, wondering why folks like Amal Clooney, Priyanka Chopra and Toni Braxton are missing.

MISS USA SEEKS CONTESTANTS

Here’s new one: The Miss USA pageant is turning to the public to find a wild-card contestant.

The Miss Universe Organization said Wednesday it will conduct an online search for a candidate to join the 51 contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the live June 5 telecast on Fox, the Associate Press reported.

To be considered, hopefuls should post three photos or videos on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #FindingMiss52 and explain why they would be a worthy candidate.

A panel will then select 10 finalists based on creativity, personality and a web interview. Fans can weigh in beginning on May 10 by voting on Twitter or at the Miss USA site.


QUICK TAKES

Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in The City became the first American to win top honors in the Pizza In Pala division at the 25th annual World Pizza Championships in Parma, Italy.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actor James McAvoy is 37. … Singer Glen Hansard is 46. … Rapper Michael Franti of Spearhead is 50. … Actor-director John Cameron Mitchell is 53. … Guitarist Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 57. … Singer Robert Smith of The Cure is 57. … Actress Andie MacDowell is 58. … Actor Tony Danza is 65. … Actress Patti LuPone is 67. … Singer Iggy Pop is 69. … Actor Charles Grodin is 81. … Queen Elizabeth II is 90.

— Wire reports

Examiner Staff

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