Bing released its annual list of Most-Searched Celebrities of 2013 earlier this month and at the top of the list is Beyonce, followed by her new bestie, Kim Kardashian. Kim topped the list in 2012 and has dropped to second place, despite having quite the event-filled year herself. So what do these two very different stars have in common? Both have had major beauty overhauls this year, and of course, rumors of plastic surgery plague them and other stars that found out the top ten list of Most-Searched Celebrities of 2013.
Last year Beyonce gave birth to Blue Ivy and took time off from her busy schedule to support her husband Jay-Z and hang with their new addition. But at the beginning of 2013, the diva headed back to the spotlight, singing at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in January (amidst a controversial decision to use a prerecording), entertained during the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show and kicking off her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in April. Not to mention letting fans get a look at her private life by filming her HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, Then of course, the busy mom has even managed to keep fans in the loop via social media, which is how she first debuted her adorable blonde pixie, a look that many other celebrities also adopted this year. What seemed like mere days later, Beyonce then showcased an even newer look by having blonde extensions placed to create a sassy bob, which is probably the look of the year.
Runner up for Most Searched Celebrity of the Year is 2012′s title holder, Kim Kardashian. Like Beyonce, Kim has had a busy year, giving birth to North West, her first child with Kanye West as well as eventually getting engaged to the performer. Like Beyonce, Kim has also undergone a style and beauty transformation. As part of Kanye’s campaign to get Kim on the cover of Vogue, she has been making some very questionable sartorial choices of late, both during and after her pregnancy. Shortly after the birth of her daughter, Kim decided to further switch up her look by going blonde with her naturally super dark hair. The blonde locks have last seemingly longer than her brief second marriage, and her divorce was finally finalized this year.
Other ladies in the top five included Beyonce’s fellow popstars, who have also been known to undergo their share of beauty makeovers: Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Madonna. While Madonna’s transformations are as iconic as her pointy bra from back in the day, Rihanna sports a new hair do for every photoshoot and even Taylor Swift changed things up by switching her style from sweet to sexy and starting rumors of breast augmentation.
Girls may not run the world as much as Beyonce would hope, but they certain lead the list of Most-Searched Celebrities of 2013. Following the top five ladies were Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Amanda Bynes, Miley Cyrus and President Barack Obama.none