The Kapamilya actress was chosen by the staff of TC Candler and a group called The Independent Critics (IC). According to them, the ranking is based on both looks and the personality that comes with it.
“Aesthetic perfection is only one of the criteria. Grace, elegance, originality, daring, passion, class, poise, joy, promise, hope… they are all embodied in a beautiful face,” TC Candler states.
They add: “With those criteria in mind, TC Candler and the IC members select only 100 faces out of the approximately 90,000+ female celebrities. It is a thankless task, as no individual will ever agree with all the choices. However, the general consensus has been that the Independent Critics have created a celebratory list that cherishes the feminine aesthetic and opens the world’s eyes to a unique, diverse and international collection of beautiful faces.”
Forty countries from all over the world are represented on the annual list, which first started in 1990. The choices usually come from public suggestions from netizens all around the globe.
Winners from the past years are Jourdan Dunn (2016), Nana (2015 and 2014), Marion Cotillard (2013), Emilia Clarke (2012), Emma Watson (2011), Camilla Belle (2010), Rose Byrne (2009), Natalie Portman (2008), Kate Beckinsale (2007), Keira Knightley (2006 and 2005), Lindsay Lohan (2004), Jennifer Connelly (2003 and 2000), Andrea Corr (2002 and 1999), Nicole Kidman (2001 and 1997), Gwyneth Paltrow (1998), Sophie Marceau (1996 and 1995), Isabelle Huppert (1994), Michelle Pfeifer (1993, 1992, and 1990), and Meg Ryan (1991).
Liza is the first Pinay to bag the top prize.
Other Filipinas who got a spot are the following:
Kathryn Bernardo (Rank 60)
Jessy Mendiola (Rank 71)
Nadine Lustre (Rank 78)
Watch the video below for the full list: