6. Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley awoke crushes in nerds all over the world when she premiered as Rey in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. With her striking looks and acting skills, we can see why.
7. Ashley Graham
This plus-size cutie has been a force to be reckoned with for a while, but she went from Sports Illustrated model to actually supermodel with her own awesome designer line. She’s now an icon in the world of plus size models, and a sexy baddie of 2016.
8. Kylie Bunbury
The actress might not have a job as intense as the actual athlete she’s portraying, but she’s just as talented in a different way and just as startlingly beautiful. Make sure to watch her portray the first female pitcher in the Major League, Ginny Baker. She grew up around sports and trained hard and precisely for this role – what a pro!
9. Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld has been a pretty starlet in Hollywood for a while, but now that she’s all grown up she’s simply smoldering (especially at the AMAs!). She rocked it in this year’s coming-of-age movie “The Edge Of Seventeen” after breaking out in “Pitch Perfect” and its sequel.. She had a big year, and has truly blossomed into a lovely young woman.
10. Evan Rachel Wood
This babe has come a long way since playing a rebellious teen in ‘Thirteen”. She’s made a comeback in “West World” and is already a fan favorite in the show. In an interview, she said that show also helped her work past some personal traumas and demons. Looks like 2016 is the year for Evan Rachel – here’s to forgetting about Marylin Manson!
11. Hilary Duff
You might be like, how is this a breakout star of 2016? I’ve been watching Hil since Lizzy Mac-Guire. But you have to say, she really redeemed herself as “more than just as Disney actress in her complex new show “Younger”, where she plays a total hottie in the publishing industry.
12. Issa Rae
The off-beat HBO star rocks short hair better than anyone we know, and we’re jealous of her awkward but charming swag. She went from Youtuber to HBO this year, discussing similar themes as she did in her web show. Also, she ain’t just a stone-cold fox – she’s a co-creator of the show and executive produces too…#wholepackage.