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Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018? 

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Updated December 26, 2019 130.6k votes 8.6k voters 53.5k views 128 items
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There is no shortage of well-liked female celebrities in the world and they are all most definitely girlfriend material. With all the talented, attractive, and popular actresses and celebrities out there, how can you pick just one? Unfortunately, only one leading lady can serve as America's girlfriend in 2018—though she need not be born in the USA. Just a favorite among 'Mericans. Which of these popular women do you think would make the perfect girlfriend?

The ever charming Emma Stone, riding off the 2017 La La Land success, could definitely land a spot as America's leading lady. Or maybe Luptia Nyong'o's Black Panther fame will help her win America's heart. Other favorite actresses include Tomb Raider Alicia Vikander, The Good Place star Kristen Bell, and Star Wars heroine Daisy Ridley.

It's not just actresses that could end up the quintessential American girlfriend of 2018. Singers like country gal Carrie Underwood or ever-controversial Taylor Swift could top the list as well. Models (Cara Delevigne), comedians (Kate McKinnon), and other female celebrities (Kendall Jenner) may also end up the "It Girl" of 2018.  

Which of the hottest female celebrities would you want to spend a day with? Cast your vote for America's girlfriend below and add anyone we missed to the list. 

See who topped last year's list of America's girlfriends in 2017 and who is America's sweetheart in 2019.

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Gal Gadot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 33

Birthplace: Rosh HaAyin, Israel

Gal Gadot Varsano (Hebrew: גל גדות‎, [ˈɡal ɡaˈdot]; born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. At age 18, she was crowned Miss Israel 2004. She then served two years in the Israel ...more

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Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
matinshoja added Age: 28

Birthplace: Gold Coast, Australia

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 36

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 28

Birthplace: Paris, France

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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 31

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 28

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 30

Birthplace: Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, she was the ...more

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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 33

Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States of America

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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 54

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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Blake Lively is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 31

Birthplace: Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 37

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 38

Birthplace: Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States of America

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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
jsnungaray added Age: 97

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

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Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 35

Birthplace: Roehampton, London, United Kingdom

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 43

Birthplace: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 26

Birthplace: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States of America

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Anya Taylor-Joy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
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Emilia Clarke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 31

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 40

Birthplace: London, Canada

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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 44

Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy

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Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 42

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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Alexandra Daddario is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 32

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Daisy Ridley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 27
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Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
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Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA

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Amanda Seyfried is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Was America's Sweetheart in 2018?
Age: 33

Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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