Yes, there are still 987 more years in this particular millennium. But we’ve already made up our minds. We’re saying right now: This is one of the top three hottest millennia ever. And we’ve already decided who the all-stars are. Yes, we’re talking about Beyoncé, but we’re not just talking about Beyoncé. We’re talking the century of Mila Kunis, the historically significant period of the Ladies of Friday Night Lights, the era when Marisa Tomei showed us how hot 44 was and Megan Fox showed us how hot talking-robot alien cars were. Just think, in the 1900s we didn’t even know what a sext was (thanks, Scarlett!), we’d never heard of Kate Upton or the Dougie, or the beautiful music they could make together. So, sure, it’s still early, but it’s not too early to obsessively catalogue GQ’s hottest women of the 2000s.
If the men of America have been waiting for Andy Roddick to blow it with his smoking-hot wife, Brooklyn Decker, a golden opportunity may have come and gone a few months ago. It happened while the couple were watching Bridesmaids—her sixth time, his first—and Roddick made the mistake of saying aloud what he thought of Kristen Wiig’s character: “That chick is crazy.” Decker swiftly corrected him, both in the hotel room and on Twitter. “I feel like her character is my inner soul,” she explains now. “The ways she acts are my inner thoughts, but I just can’t express them because they’re too nerdy. So if he was calling her crazy, I guess that makes me slightly crazy.”
She’s the first Chinese model to walk the runway for Victoria’s Secret; first Asian model to be a face for Estée Lauder; breaks boundaries wherever she plants a Louboutin, basically. Also: stunningly versatile; can do girl- next-door hot, weird-Björkish hot, mysterious-Wong-Kar-Wai-heroine hot, just-me-and-my-Chucks-and-my-cell-phone street-candid hot, etc. All of which explains why we included her on our 2012 Lust List. Mostly, though, it’s because we can’t stop staring at her. Pretty simple criteria, really.
[Photographs by Matt Irwin]