This week, we as Americans have been faced with a very important decision. No, we’re not talking about the presidential election. We’re talking about the far more important question: Who’s the hottest character to ever appear on Glee? Let’s just say that we wish we went to a school where the students and staff were as photogenic as McKinley High.
With that said, here are our picks for the top ten all-time hottest Glee ladies. Clearly, these women are sexy and they know it. And make sure to also check out our list of Glee's Top 10 Hottest Guys!
10. Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays)
Okay, so Emma (Jayma Mays) might not be the type to give in to spontaneous bouts of passion. (What — you don’t find it hot to make out with rubber gloves on?) But Schue (Matthew Morrison) still managed to land quite a catch in Emma, especially given the other dreamboats she’s dated, like Dr. Carl (John Stamos) and Ken (okay, mainly just Dr. Carl). But if you manage to hook up with Stamos, you’re basically our hero.
9. Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley)
Nothing’s hotter than a girl who knows what she wants and is comfortable with who she is. Mercedes (Amber Riley) fits those criteria, and she was as hot as ever when sharing scenes with Sam (Chord Overstreet) (oh, Samcedes — how we miss you!) The other thing that makes her hot? The fact that she has ‘tude and knows how to use it. (Heads up, gentleman: She will bust the windows out your car.)
8. Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz)
Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) is sexy, whether she’s decked out in goth garb or not. And we’re sure the string of broken-hearted McKinley guys that she’s left in her wake — Artie (Kevin McHale) and Mike (Harry Shum Jr.) included — would agree. Now if only she could get to sing a few more songs to show off that sexiness.
7. Marley Rose (Melissa Benoist)
Marley (Melissa Benoist) is one of two Season 4 newbies to crack the top 10! She’s probably more adorable than hot, but don’t tell that to Jake (Jacob Artist) and Ryder (Blake Jenner), who both appear to be falling her. Then again, her hotness may depend squarely on how you personally feel about newsboy caps. As for us, we’re all for them.
6. Holly Holliday (Gwyneth Paltrow)
We can understand if you’ve started to forget just how smokin’ this substitute really was (those gams!), given that we’ve haven’t seen her heating up the halls of McKinley in a while. To put it another way: she made a jazzercise outfit look attractive, and that is no easy feat.
5. Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris)
Okay, so Brittany (Heather Morris) may not charm guys with her razor-sharp, Oscar Wilde-esque wit. But that hasn’t kept the suitors from lining up, between Rory, Artie, and — of course — the onetime love of her life, Santana. If you have trouble understanding why Brittany is this high on this list, may we encourage you to revisit her performance of “Me Against the Music”? Case closed.
4. Cassandra July (Kate Hudson)
She hasn’t been on the show long, but we’ve seen enough to put Cassandra in the top four. Is there any doubt how hot she is, especially when she shakes her groove thang in those skimpy dancer outfits? We think not — and it seems that Brody (Dean Geyer) might agree, as they appear to maybe have been an item. Sure, she might be kind of a mess, but that sorta makes her hotter, right?
3. Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron)
With apologies to Shelby (Idina Menzel), Quinn (Dianna Agron) is without a doubt Glee’s hottest MILF. So it makes sense that she’s dated about as many guys as there are in the phone book, including Puck (Mark Salling), Finn (Cory Monteith), Sam, and kinda-sorta Joe (Samuel Larsen). Not many people can pull off the pink hair and “skank” outfit, but Quinn looks good with any wardrobe selection or follicular pigment.
2. Rachel Berry (Lea Michele)
If we had compiled this list a few seasons ago, Rachel (Lea Michele) might not have topped Quinn. But Rachel just keeps getting hotter and hotter, especially with those endless legs and gorgeous hair. It’s no wonder that she’s been more desirable than ever, with Finn and Brody both going after her — and let’s not forget that Jacob Ben Israel (Josh Sussman) was willing to give Finn his family’s house in exchange for Rachel. That’s how you know you’re hot — especially in this recovered housing market.
1. Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera)
Was there any doubt that Santana (Naya Rivera) would take the top spot? The girl looks downright amazing in anything, whether it’s her Cheerios uniform or the “Lebanese” T-shirt. And her fiery personality makes her even sexier, though she also has just enough sentiment lurking under the surface, which only Brittany has been able to unlock. Long story short: Auntie Snixx for the win!