Julia Roberts is — for the fifth time in 26 years — People magazine’s “World’s Most Beautiful Woman.” That’s heartening to fellow 49-year-olds with outsized mouths but not many others.Reaction to the title was swift on social media, especially Black Twitter — which suggested better choices, including Priyanka Chopra, Janelle Monae, Lupita Nyong’o and Eva Mendes.
“People’s Most Beautiful Woman feels like a perpetual baton pass between Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston,” said one comment.
“I’ve seen ‘white nonsense’ being blamed for Julia Roberts being named ‘World’s Most Beautiful Woman.’ Us white folks are equally confused,” said another.
Said People: “In fact, Roberts is now way ahead of pal George Clooney, who has been PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive twice. Jokes Roberts of the feat: ‘I’m going to mention that in my Christmas card to the Clooneys this year.’
“Roberts, 49, opens up about her happy 14-year marriage to cinematographer Danny Moder, her life with twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 12, and Henry, 9, and the secrets of her ageless beauty in her interview with Cagle and PEOPLE’s style and beauty director, Andrea Lavinthal.”
A selection of critical reaction:
Julia Roberts is the World's Most beautiful woman? pic.twitter.com/WBLHrvDjl7
— No Name (@NoNameWanderer) April 19, 2017
People Magazine: "Julia Roberts is 2017's worlds most beautiful woman"
— Tundé Lahren (@ThatsSoTunde) April 19, 2017
— hellresidentNY (@hellresidentNY) April 19, 2017
— Stephanie Grace Fans (@stephanieGfans) April 19, 2017
I'm not gonna lie. I love Julia Roberts. She is one hell of an actress & she IS beautiful. But the World's Most Beautiful Woman is a stretch
— NANA JIBRIL 🌙🏳️🌈 (@girlswithtoys) April 19, 2017
Me after seeing Julia Roberts named People magazines most beautiful person 2017.. pic.twitter.com/SxoEXQ0SZs
— Luis Powell Moreno (@ComicLuisPowell) April 19, 2017
Y'all really gave Julia Roberts the most beautiful woman in the world title like Priyanka Chopra not out here living and breathing
— Olivia Broussard (@OliviaBroussar1) April 19, 2017
Julia Roberts… most beautiful woman…in 2017? pic.twitter.com/miuIiSlnP6
— NomadProf (@thenomadprof) April 19, 2017
— Yarn With Me (@endlessyarning) April 19, 2017
Julia Roberts is in no way ugly, not at all, but to label her "World's Most Beautiful Woman"…… pic.twitter.com/CI8VCRsFDZ
— Denzel Moore (@VIBEZ_419) April 19, 2017
I've seen "white nonsense" being blamed for Julia Roberts being named "World's Most Beautiful Woman."
Us white folks are equally confused.
— Ders von Sixth IV (@Mr_Sherrill) April 19, 2017
— Jackie (@LiberalMmama) April 19, 2017
People's Most Beautiful Woman feels like a perpetual baton pass between Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston. https://t.co/DIkDNADlOT
— Ashley Spencer (@AshleyySpencer) April 19, 2017
No disrespect to Julia Roberts or People Magazine, but how do u even equate who the most beautiful woman in the world is? Where's the list?
— 🐱Jessica Royce🐱 (@JessicaRoyce101) April 19, 2017
People magazine gave Julia Roberts most beautiful woman in the world like Janelle Monae don't exist. That's just to name one.
— Delusional Dex™ (@Dex_Benjamin) April 19, 2017
Julia Roberts? Really? When Lupita is alive and well? pic.twitter.com/KnDrdDydgz
— Kristan Higgins (@Kristan_Higgins) April 19, 2017
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