Hottest Heads of State


Hottest Heads of State

If you thought Barack Obama was the hottest world leader out there, think again. Because the King of Bhutan is sooo dreamy. Even if you don’t know much about Bhutan, one glance at the Hottest Heads of State blog, and you’ll know why the monarch of this tiny Himalayan kingdom came in at #3 on the website’s “scientific and unbiased ranking of world leaders in order of hotness.”

Think of it as Tiger Beat’s global politics edition. Why get bogged down in a discussion about international diplomacy when you can stick to what you know — who’s hot and who’s not.

At #15, President Obama is nowhere near as hot as the world number one, sultry Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. And he just barely clocked in as sexier than Russian heartthrob Vladimir Putin, who failed to break into the Top 10 despite many, many pleas for attention. But supporters of a peaceful, nuclear-free future take heart: North Korea’s dear leader Kim Jong-Il came in dead last, at a homely #172.

The website includes short, apocryphal biographies of each leader: true to his Viking roots, the father of Norway’s Gerard Butleresque Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg “terrorized the northern coast of Spain for most of the ’50s and ’60s by getting drunk and pillaging lawn furniture,” while Madagascar’s baby-faced playboy-turned-president Andry Rajoelina rose to power after an incredibly successful campaign for Homecoming King. .

While the website doesn’t allow visitors to vote on its list, it does encourage feedback: “Like any good sham democracy, we will take your comments under advisement.”

Wrote one enthusiastic commenter: “Obama needs to move up, Ahmadinejad needs to move down, Tabare Vasquez definitely needs to move way way down, Netanyahu is undressing me with his eyes … Maybe Netanyahu should move up.”

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