Forest fires, hail, garbage strikes, ENOUGH! In order to inject a little bit of sunshine into your dreary Canadian summer, we've compiled a list of our Top 5 Celebrity Summertime Girlcrushes for 2009*.
Are you ready for bare limbs, tanned faces and megababe overload? Then let us begin!
5) Jessica Alba
When we think of beach-ready bods, Jessica Alba's insane physique is at the top of the list. She's generally more admired by the male population than the ladies, but Jessica gets props from us and about a zillion girlcrush-worthy gold stars for looking utterly phenomenal in a swimsuit two months after the birth of her first child. That's dedication! And/or really good genes at work!
We admire Shakira greatly for her killer pipes and athleticism. Plus, let's face it, she could probably kick our asses. Summertime seems to follow the Colombian singer wherever she happens to go--the woman looks perpetually golden and sweaty. She-Ra? Shakira? Coincidence? We think not. Be sure to download her sexified new single, "She Wolf."
Bet you didn't expect to see Winnie Cooper on this list. She may not be a bleached blonde beach bum (try saying that five times fast), but we're crushing on her pretty hard these days because of this. Kiss My Math is her follow-up to Math Doesn't Suck--a mathematics primer for girls. Super smart brains AND beauty? We're in love.
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2) Zooey Deschanel
When we think of Zooey Deschanel, we think of the doe-eyed actress donning adorable sundresses to swing on swings, pick wild strawberries and roll down grassy hills. Zooey's sunny disposition adds to her too-cute-to-be-real-ness. She steals the screen in hipster love story of the season, 500 Days of Summer. (Attention, Ben Gibbard: you are the luckiest of dogs.)
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1) Christina Hendricks
GULP! #1 girlcrush alert! We love Christina's hair, her body, her poise and her confidence. And the fact that she OWNS her Amazonian height and voluptuous traffic-stopping curves makes her the hottest woman alive, as far as we're concerned. Check her out as red-hot/ice-cold office manager Joan Holloway on the new season of Mad Men. And check out this month's Esquire for steamy photos of her modeling lingerie in a trailer park. That is, if you think you can handle it.