" star AnnaLynne McCord
called herself an "uber-dork" in her "Tonight Show" appearance last week, the admission that drew condemnation from dorks everywhere
who don't want to be associated with her.
The Internet knows that McCord and other Hollywood actresses would never have been caught dead going to a college football game with a dweeb from the computer lab, even if he was only in there working on a column for Asylum, the world's greatest Web site.
But we can't fault McCord for her confusion when casting directors continue to act as if fans will accept hot Hollywood model types playing an unpopular nerd. We've compiled a list of just a few of these crimes against sexy people.
5. Lea Michele
"Glee" is some show
that people watch on television, but, as Asylum writer Emily McCombs
complains, "The show's producers don't seem to think we'll realize that Lea Michele
is really hot. All her character points revolve around the fact that she's an ugly dork."
Well, the men of the Internet have certainly figured that out; she's been a popular search on Yahoo and other sites since the series took off earlier this year. Catch up, show.
4. Hilary Swank
We'll admit that our crush on Ms. Swank is on the strange side. After all, her most famous roles are a tomboy boxer, a woman pretending to be a man, and that dweeb Amelia Earhart.
But have you seen that Esquire spread
? She's the trailer park girl-next-door, only way hotter and 20 times more talented. But appearances on the "Ellen" show
(dressed as Ellen, no less) and endless roles in which she plays the ugly duckling are not fooling us, Hollywood.
3. Rachel Leigh Cook
She was an up-and-coming hottie back in the late '90s when the Freddie Prinze Jr. vehicle "She's All That" came calling.
Those infamous scenes of Cook wearing spectacles and stumbling around helplessly
then magically transforming into a babe (thanks to the discovery of those newfangled "contact lenses" thing) probably has something to do with why we haven't seen much of her lately.
2. Ally Sheedy
The brat pack star's supporting turn in
"The Breakfast Club" was one of the highlights of teen comedies in the 1980s. It's also the most heinous example of Hollywood "hot girl revisionism" in history.
We've never gotten over how Ally Sheedy changes from a black outfit to a white one, puts on a bit of makeup, basically looks exactly the same, and steps out of the bathroom in slow motion to the delight of jock boy Emilio Estevez. Ally, it was love at first sight for us, don't ever change ... or, you know, grow up
1. Nicole Fox, America's newest Top Model
Before you wonder what a reality show contestant is doing on this list, remember that all of these women are encouraged to act before the cameras -- and not just by the judges helping them along a runway.
In last month's surprise finale
, the 18-year-old Kentuckian shouted excitedly, "I'm a dork, and I'm America's Next Top Model
." Maybe, as your sister said, you were always a dork growing up
, Nicole, but being a hot and barely legal redhead, you cannot possibly be a dork, not even if you had written "Battlestar Galactica" fan porn. Forevermore, you will be known as a major fox.
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