74% Disagree With The Magazine's Choice

Fans are furious over People magazine's "Most Beautiful" cover choice: Gwyneth Paltrow. Experts say Paltrow irritates the public with her elitist lifestyle, and the timing of the cover couldn't be more obvious.

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Ouch. Gwyneth Paltrow might be reeling from her People magazine honor. Nothing stings like landing the coveted "Most Beautiful Woman" cover only to find that the majority of Americans — 74 percent, to be exact — think it was a bogus choice.

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Yahoo! writes that Gwyneth Paltrow faces severe backlash from entertainment lovers across the country — over 34,000 people voted in just a few hours with a resounding "no" on if Paltrow's People magazine's "Most Beautiful Woman" honor was justified. The reason why the majority of people dislike Paltrow as the cover choice? Experts say it's because Gwyneth Paltrow is not relatable to the average person and the timing of her cover is suspiciously close to the release of her new movie, Iron Man 3.

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Nina Parker, who writes for Omg!, says Paltrow is technically beautiful but people balk at the idea of her gracing People magazine's "Most Beautiful" issue since she's lives such a glamorous life.

"It's not that people dislike Gwyneth, it's just that they don't relate to her. A lot of what she does comes across as strange to people living outside of Hollywood — that's why so many people love a girl like Jennifer Lawrence because they know women like her. While Gwyneth is beautiful — people in general haven't loved the idea of her gracing the cover."

Parker makes a valid point. Paltrow lives a very expensive lifestyle which could be perceived as shallow and high maintenance — a turn-off for most entertainment consumers. Despite People's attempt to show Gwyneth Paltrow's casual side — she wears jeans and a T-shirt around the house with minimal makeup — readers aren't buying it.

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Well-known entertainment commentator @buckhollywood (Michael Buckley) was quoted as saying the perception of Paltrow suffers because she's viewed both as an elitist and she lives abroad, in London.

Fans also picked up on the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow's People cover came out just a few weeks before the wide release of her latest film, Iron Man 3. Yahoo! writes, "The public is savvy to such things, making People's choice appear quite transparent. The top comment on Omg!'s article about Paltrow gracing the cover was from Moonlightlover, who wrote, 'Funny how she gets the cover about a week before Iron Man 3 opens.'"

Do you think Gwyneth Paltrow deserves the backlash over People's choice?

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Comments on "Readers hate Gwyneth Paltrow as People's "Most Beautiful""

Oz January 11, 2014 | 3:46 AM

No she doesn't, Niki. You're a female so your opinion on what other female is considered beautiful is irrelevant. Ask a man, none of them would agree.

Oz January 11, 2014 | 3:45 AM

Robyn, you shouldn't comment on others being out of touch. You said that "the public fawns all over low class, common celebs like Kim K and Beyonce". Beyonce is far from low class and Kim K isn't a celeb, she's famous. There's a difference but neither have anything to do with why nobody agreeing that Paltrow shouldn't have been named world's most beautiful woman. It's because she's not! Look at her! Are you blind? Is she even close to being the best looking woman that you've ever seen? No! Don't spew out that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" nonsense either. People know who's attractive and who's hot or not or just plain average. There are leagues and levels of women regardless of someone's personal opinion. You won't find one guy who'd 18 to 45 that would tell you that she's the hottest woman they've ever seen. That's what this is about so learn that so you don't make yourself look stupid.

Robyn June 23, 2013 | 7:00 AM

This makes no sense at all. It's just a case of reverse snobbery. The public fawns all over low class, common celebs like Kim K and Beyonce, who live a far more ostentatious lifestyle than Gwenyth Paltrow. Sadly, class, elegance and sounding educated are considered to be "out of touch" in today's Reality TV star worshipping world.

Niki May 29, 2013 | 2:41 PM

She deserves it. Who cares whether she is relatable to you or not? She is a beautiful woman. Her lifestyle is her OWN choice, and at the very end of the day: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Stop acting out like some great injustice has occurred. She didn't win an "award" or even an official designation. It's a public magazines personal choice. There are more important things for all of you women to be worrying about. I'm disgusted by the extent of effort people put into this backlash. Good for you Gwyneth, I think you are a beautiful woman. The end.

Sammie April 24, 2013 | 11:19 PM

She is NOT beautiful at all. She is stuck up and it shows.

Angela April 24, 2013 | 6:54 PM

She's the kind of woman that women can't stand because while they work full-time jobs and try to pick up the house in the five minutes they have before taking the kids to basketball practice and beat the clock before the bank closes to pay the bills on time, she's worried about finding ostrich eggs and truffles to make an omlet. Absolutely delusional.

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