100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2021

Ivana Alawi, Liza Soberano, Janine Gutierrez Among 2021’s “100 Most Beautiful Faces”

BLACKPINK’s Lisa Manoban reigns on the top of the list of most beautiful faces.

Ivana Alawi, Liza Soberano, Janine Gutierrez Among 2021’s '100 Most Beautiful Faces’
(Images from Instagram: @lizasoberano; @ivanaalawi; @janinegutierrez)

Ivana Alawi has reaped all sorts of success this 2021! Not only is the actress-turned-vlogger the year’s top YouTube creator. She also has the most beautiful face in the country. Ranking #4 on the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2021 list by film critics website TC Candler.

The Morocco-born model jumped seven spots from last year’s list where she placed 11th. Her fourth spot this year puts her ahead of other international stunners such as MOMOLAND member Nancy McDonie, Israeli model Yael Shelbia, TWICE member Tzuyu, Indonesian singer-actress Lyodra Ginting, former Victoria’s Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes, and South Korean singer-actress Nana.


This year, the acclaim of having the most beautiful face goes to BLACKPINK Thai rapper Lisa Manoban. A year after almost claiming the top spot. Coming in second and third place are Norwegian blogger Emilie Nereng and Somali-American model Halima Aden, respectively.

On the other hand, two more Filipina head-turners made it into the list of 100 most beautiful faces in 2021: Liza Soberano, who came in at #18, and Janine Gutierrez, who snagged the #78 spot. Moreover, Soberano dominated the list at #1 back in 2017. She has since been a consistent placer on the exquisite list.

Conceived in 1990, TC Candler’s annual “100 Most Beautiful Faces” list is organized by the Independent Critics, which claims to be a diverse group of approximately 20 people living in various parts of the world. The list also claims to be represented by over 40 countries based on over four billion social media impressions in the last 30 years.

Its first edition crowned Michelle Pfeiffer, and since then, the title has gone towards the likes of Sophie Marceau, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lindsay Lohan, Kiera Knightley, Emma Watson, and Emilia Clarke.

“Aesthetic perfection is only one of the criteria,” TC Candler said of its annual list. “Grace, elegance, originality, daring, passion, class, poise, joy, promise, hope… they are all embodied in a beautiful face.” 

“[Selecting the 100] is a thankless task, as no individual will ever agree with all of the choices. However, the general consensus has been that the Independent Critics have created a celebratory list that cherishes the feminine aesthetic and opens the world’s eyes to a unique, diverse, and international collection of beautiful faces,” it added.

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