Don't hate them because they're beautiful. Hate them because they're the most beautiful.
People has unveiled its annual ode to aesthetics, aka its 100 Most Beautiful People list, and, in addition to usual suspects Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Halle Berry and reigning Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman, some of Hollywood's newest faces made the superficial cut.
The beautiful inside-and-out Christina Applegate scored the double issue's coveted cover for gracefully and publicly making it through her battle with breast cancer and subsequent double mastectomy, which she underplayed as a "roller coaster of emotions…"
"A part of you is gone," she said. "It's a decision that you made to save your life."
Meanwhile, the magazine didn't ignore the nation's Beltway beauties.
Turning heads and taking names. People's complete rundown of the 2009 100 Most Beautiful People in the World will be available in the magazine's 20th annual issue.