Miley Cyrus had a busy year in the public eye, which showed with her jump from #10 in 2011 to #3 this year
There are four newcomers to the top 10 this year, with Rihanna coming in at #4, followed by Bieber’s former (current?) squeeze Selena Gomez at #7, Nicki Minaj at #9 and Taylor Swift at #10.
Falling out of the top 10 this year are Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Megan Fox and Lady Gaga.
Even in an election year, the public’s interest focused more on pop culture than our presidential candidates. Barack Obama came in as the 46th most search person for the year, while Mitt Romney came in just ahead at 43rd.
Kate Middleton remained strong this year as she jumped up one spot to #12 this year, while sister Pippa dropped from #21 to #75 in 2012.
1 Kim Kardashian
2 Justin Bieber
3 Miley Cyrus
5 Lindsay Lohan
6 Katy Perry
7 Selena Gomez
8 Jennifer Aniston
9 Nicki Minaj
10 Taylor Swift