If you still only refer to model Emily Ratajkowski as “That Girl From The Blurred Lines Video,” it’s officially time to change your tune. The leggy phenomenon has just scooped up Esquire‘s “Woman of the Year” title, and by the looks of it, she’s only just begun to have her modeling fun!
Winning 64.6 percent of readers’ votes after a 5-round bracket tournament featuring 32 impossibly beautiful women, Emily managed to beat out such other mega-popular candidates as Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Wilde and Katy Perry— not to mention quite a few other models.
“Wow! Thank you all!” Emily tweeted, upon finding out that she won the magazine’s very first title.
The title comes in the wake of what can only be described as a winning streak for the UK-born beauty, who’s also just landed a rag & bone campaign and a starring role opposite Ben Affleck in the upcoming film adaptation of “Gone Girl.” Still, the 22-year-old reveals that she still has very big plans for her career ahead, telling the New York Times, “I want to be a brand” — a statement she further explained in an interview with Fox News.
‘I want to be the kind of person who you say, ‘Emily Ratajkowski is on this project,’ as opposed to, ‘Oh, the model, or now-turned-actress,” said the gorgeous brunette. ”I think that’s happening a lot more now, so I’m excited about that.”
As are we! Like 64.6 percent of Esquire’s readers, we’re completely obsessed with this determined newcomer, and can’t wait to see where she’s headed next— wether it be the big screen or the cover of Vogue. Here’s hoping we get to see a lot more of this stunner in the near future!