Plus, I was finding it hard to narrow down my choices. A year and a half ago, I crowned the lovely Eva Green as my Miss Crush 2013 winner. A decision that apparently was met with mixed enthusiasm if you read the comments section in that entry. For 2014, I had to decide between several lovely ladies on whom to garner the crown. The runners up were:
4th Place: MILA KUNIS
3rd Place: ZOE SALDANA
2nd Place: KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
As you can see, it was a very tough decision to make indeed. But in the end, I had to go with honesty. Or maybe ... with freshness! I love all the women listed above, but they've been high on my list for several years now. Over a decade, even, when speaking about Ms. Knightley in particular. And while a part of me wanted to award last year's title on one of these actresses out of respect for the longevity of my crush on them, I just couldn't ignore this relative newcomer to the celebrity scene. And while I'm sure a lot of readers will skewer me with hate comments over this decision, she truly is who I was crushing on the most back in 2014. And still am, in fact.
So without further delay, the winner and your new Miss Crush of 2014 is . . . . . . . . .
Relax, I know she looks rather young, but she's actually going to be 22 yrs old in a few months. Old enough to drive, vote, and drink! Still, I know what some of you are saying ... HER??? But why! Haha, yeah, I know you are. But believe it or not, besides Miss Ariana Grande being as cute as a button, I also really enjoy her music. Especially her latest album, My Everything.
I'm highly impressed with her vocals. She's not your typical ditzy pop bubble-gum princess which I initially thought she might be. Especially coming, as she did, from the Nickelodeon teen tv show factory mill a few years back. I think she has the chops to make it big in the music biz. And after listening to a lot of her stuff in 2014, I can see she respects those greats who have come before her, like: Madonna, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey:
It's no coincidence that these are the very same singers Ariana credits as her personal role models, and with having the most influence on her style. This girl's got a good head on her shoulders . . . as well as a pretty one!
Here, have some more pics:
"There she is ... Miss Crush 2014!!!"