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The world famous 100 MOST BEAUTIFUL FACES LIST has been published annually by TC CANDLER & THE INDEPENDENT CRITICS since 1990. What originally started off as a small project has grown into a yearly internet phenomenon. Over the past 30 years, the list has been seen by hundreds of millions of people from around the world. It is widely considered to be the most internationally recognized and prestigious list of its kind.  Its viewership is far greater than People Magazine, Esquire, AskMen, Maxim, FHM and any other internet beauty list COMBINED!  The annual lists have been acknowledged / personally thanked by over 400 celebs that have been included over the years.

Unlike most other annual beauty rankings, The List is not popularity contest and is most definitely not country specific. It is not about the sexiest body or the most famous celebrity. Rather, the list attempts to inform & broaden public opinion instead of reflecting it.  You will find superstars and new stars, global sensations and relative unknowns.

The Independent Critics are a diverse group of approximately 20 people living in various parts of the world, organized by TC Candler, who search far and wide, listening to the many millions of suggestions submitted by the public over the past couple of decades, and they then put together a list representative of the modern ideal of worldwide beauty.

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. With those criteria in mind, TC Candler and the members select only 100 faces out of the approximately 105,000 female celebrities (which works out to less than 0.0010%). It is a thankless task, as no individual will ever agree with all of 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.

Over 40 countries are regularly represented on the annual list. That number seems to go up every year as the public participation grows and expands. This diversity relies heavily on suggestions from almost every corner of the globe. When the list first began in the early 1990’s, it was comprised mostly of American, British and Australian stars. Only the most famous international cross-over stars would have been recognizable enough to merit consideration. However, as the years have passed, The Lists have been heavily influenced by the rise of international modeling, worldwide cinema, K-Pop, Bollywood, global television, internet personalities etc. It is now the most diverse and inclusive beauty list you will ever find.

In addition, due to overwhelming public demand, TC Candler also created a 100 MOST HANDSOME FACES LIST. While it has only been going since 2013, it has already become almost as popular as the Beautiful Faces List.

Feel free to comment with your suggestions or opinions. Originality is most welcome! Have your favorite name be heard! Of course, lists are always very subjective… you will disagree with some of the choices, but perhaps you will find a new favorite. We hope you enjoy the list. Watch the video and please comment. Who did you discover? Who did we miss?

From Helen of Troy to Cleopatra to Hedy Lamarr to Rita Hayworth, to Marilyn Monroe to Grace Kelly… these are THE LEGENDS OF OUR TIME!


TC Candler is the creator of the Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of the Year. He was born in London, England — but has lived in various parts of the United States (Los Angeles, Minneapolis & Las Vegas) since the mid-1980′s. He graduated university in 1997 with a degree in English.

Candler had always been a prominent writer / creator on the internet since its early years. After university, he went on to create one of the more successful movie review websites of the late 1990′s. At its peak, the site was receiving at least a quarter of a million unique visitors a month. Eventually, he teamed up with a few other critics to form another website devoted to movie reviews, celebrity interviews and opinionated columns. It was also a huge success for over three years — ranking as one of the most popular movie sites on the net between 2005 and 2008.

TC was also the lead writer and editor of Coming Soon Magazine — a London based monthly publication under the banner of The Independent Newspaper. At its peak, Candler was drawing well over 100,000 readers on a weekly basis.

He currently splits his time between Las Vegas and the beautiful island of Barbados – where he devotes much of his time to THE INDEPENDENT CRITICS LISTS and the search for THE 100 MOST BEAUTIFUL & HANDSOME FACES of the year. Not a bad job, if you can get it!

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