66-year-old Helen Mirren is already an Oscar winner and a Dame, but she has just earned herself another coveted title: Best Body of the Year.
The LA Fitness health club chain polled over 2,000 people and Mirren beat out such svelte starlets and models as Jennifer Lopez, Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson, Kelly Brook and Pippa Middleton for the title, the Daily News is reporting. (Don’t worry Pippa got the consolation title “Rear of the Year.”)
When Mirren was snapped in a bikini three years ago, jaws dropped around the world (if you search Helen Mirren in Google, bikini pops up first next to her name–it’s oustered Caligula). That photo undoubtedly has a lot to do with Mirren’s win. She earned 17.7% of the votes while MacPherson came in second with 10.6% percent of votes.
I don’t know who these un-superficial LA gym-goers are, but the fact that they voted in Mirren as best body is heartening. Mirren has credited Wii fit with her enviable physique. Time to get me one of those…