In February, Rihanna had the most watched Super Bowl halftime performance in history.
Another 12 months of sisters doing their thing in every field of human endeavor.
Therefore, another list of the most beautiful women of the year.
Unlike other lists, the number of women honored depends on the calendar year.
And no woman can make Regal’s list for two consecutive years.
If they could, there would be no way of winding the list down to just 23 because there are just too many outstanding ladies doing their thing.
So, without further ado, here is RegalMag.com’s list of the 23 most beautiful women of 2023, in no particular order.
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Nicole Lynn—The Super Bowl seemed like ages ago. But Black women did their thing for the big game. Nicole Lynn became the first Black female agent to have a client (Jalen Hurts) play in the Super Bowl.
Rihanna—Lynn wasn’t the only sister making history at the Super Bowl. Pop sensation and billionaire Rihanna performed her hits during the halftime show, which attracted 121.017 million viewers, the most ever.
Tems—Afrobeats star Tems has not tackled the Super Bowl halftime show yet. However, she did rock the 2023 NBA All-Star Game halftime show with Burna Boy and Rema. Fans had anticipated a new album from the Afrobeats star. But they might have to wait until 2024 for another LP.
Doja Cat—If Rihanna and Beyonce could tackle the Super Bowl halftime show, it would not surprise anyone if Doja Cat made it to that level one day. Although she consistently finds herself in controversy for her interactions with her fans on social media, she also consistently makes hit records like “Paint the Town Red,” “Agora Hills” and “Vegas.”
Teyana Taylor—Sure Teyana Taylor’s relationship with Iman Shumpert did not work out. But her career choices have definitely worked out as of late. Academy Award nominations have not come out yet. But it would not surprise many if Taylor got a nod for her performance in “A Thousand and One.”
Claudia Jordan—Fox Soul owes much of its early success as a streaming news service to Claudia Jordan. The former Barker Beauty from “The Price is Right” once hosted “Cocktails with Queens” on Fox Soul and now hosts “Tea G-I-F” for the streaming service that caters to the African-American audience. Jordan also appeared on “Deal or No Deal.”
Tamron Hall—It seems every year that the “Tam Fam” gets even bigger and better. Her daytime talk show often features some of the biggest names in Hollywood and beyond. But it is Hall’s down-to-Earth relatable personality that really connects with the fans. This sister has done it all from talk shows to crime shows. Therefore, there is probably no limit to where she can go from here.
Angel Reese—Haters and LSU opponents could not see Angel Reese in 2023 as she led the Tigers to the national title over Caitlin Clark and Iowa. But many fans saw Reese’s success as the clash with Clark generated so many eyeballs that many sports fans have compared their rivalry to that of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Hopefully for women’s basketball, they can eventually usher in the same type of success for the WNBA as Bird and Johnson did when they entered the NBA in 1979.
Angela Bassett-Whoever came up with the terms aging like fine wine and Black don’t crack must’ve had Angela Bassett in mind because the sister looks better than many women twice as young as her. Bassett was quiet on the movie front in 2023 after a great 2022 with “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” However, she continues to do her thing on the small screen with “9-1-1.”
Charity Lawson—Many fellas might not watch “The Bachelorette.” But chances are many have seen the beautiful Charity Lawson. The former contestant on “The Bachelor” is currently engaged to Dotun Olubeko. The Georgia native graduated from Auburn University with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling in May 2022. Lawson works as a child and family therapist.
Kristen Welker—Someone please give journalist Kristen Welker her flowers while she can still smell them because a few years ago she achieved the near possible. As a member of the news media, she got a compliment from former President Donald Trump during a 2020 debate. That’s the ultimate “honor” considering it came from the man who popularized the term “fake news.” Welker now moderates “Meet the Press.”
N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James—If Welker gets credit for earning the praise of Trump, Letitia James needs some respect put on her name for standing up to the former guy and filing a fraud case against him for falsifying business records. Despite Trump calling her a racist and MAGA cult followers calling Trump accountability a witch hunt, James refuses to be bullied by Trump. And African-American men should refuse to see a beautiful sister disparaged, even if it is by a former president.
Fulton County, Ga. District Attorney Fani Willis—Georgia’s Fani Willis is another sister that ain’t to be played with if your name is Trump or anyone who attempted to overthrow democracy after the 2020 presidential election. Willis brought RICO charges against many Trump associates and has already got some to flip. The word for 2023 for many sisters, obviously, is accountability.
Judge Tanya Chutkan—Trump should be held accountable for trying to overthrow American democracy in 2020 and 2021. However, he deserves fair trials like all Americans. Judge Tanya Chutkan seems like the right person to make both realities come true. The George Washington University graduate has appeared strong but fair in the lead up to the next trial of the century for Trump’s alleged role in the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Sasha Obama—Can y’all believe that former President Barack Obama’s baby girl is all grown up and a graduate of University of Southern California? Well, time does fly and now it is the second generation of Obamas’ turn to make their mark on the world. Many in Black America took pride in seeing young Black girls grow up in the White House and many are proud to see them turn into productive adults and professionals.
Tracee Ellis Ross—Diana Ross’ talented daughter had another great year in 2023. Tracee Ellis Ross appeared in “Candy Cane Lane” with Eddie Murphy. She also appeared in “American Fiction” with Jeffrey Wright, Sterling K. Brown and Leslie Uggams and “Cold Copy.” In 2024, Ross will lend her voice to “Jodie,” a spinoff to the MTV animated series “Daria.”
Corrine Foxx—Corrine Foxx deserves a spot on this list simply for the way she and her family handled the health scare that Jamie Foxx experienced in 2023. On Dec. 17, Foxx announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend, Joe Hooten. In 2024, she will star in the Jamie Foxx-directed film “All-Star Weekend,” which also stars basically every A-list celebrity in Hollywood as one would expect from actual all-star weekend.
Bernice Burgos—If the rumors of Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown dating model Bernice Burgos are true, the staff at RegalMag.com ain’t mad at the brother. Burgos has made a name for herself appearing in magazines and music videos by artists like Rick Ross. However, she is not just a pretty face. She is a businessperson, a social media influencer and a most importantly, a mother to a daughter following in her footsteps.
Alix Lapri—Many casual fans might know Alix Lapri for her portrayal of Effie in “Power Book II: Ghost.” However, the sister’s talents cannot be limited to the small screen. Lapri is also a gifted singer and songwriter. The Topeka, Kan. native has previously appeared opposite Gerard Butler and 50 Cent in “Den of Thieves” and on Fox’s “Red Band Society.”
Bianca Belair—RegalMag.com has never honored a wrestler on the most beautiful women of the year list. Therefore, there is no one better suited to make history than the lovely Bianca Belair. The professional wrestler and fitness and figure competitor is signed to WWE where she competes under the SmackDown brand. She is one of two women to win a WrestleMania event and holds her 420-day reign as Raw Women’s Champion is the longest in the championship’s history.
Mya—This multihyphenate could make RegalMag.com’s list every year. And like Bassett, she is aging like a fine wine. The singer/actress/reality TV show personality continues to drop great music 25 years after her debut. In 2023, she released singles like “Whine” and the remix E.P. for “Whine” featuring Bounty Killer.
Robin Thede—In honor of the final season of the groundbreaking “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” Regal had to honor the lovely and hilarious Robin Thede. The show that ran for four seasons from 2019-2023 featured some of the best from Black Hollywood like Thede, Issa Rae, Quinta Brunson and Amber Riley. That’s the definition of Black girl magic!
Drew Sidora—Actress Drew Sidora does not get the respect she deserves. However, she consistently shines on the big and small screen and 2023 was no different. Sidora appeared in “God’s Grace: The Sheila Johnson Story,” “Women of the Jury,” “Boxed in 2” and “The Pass.” She has also completed filming “The Despaired,” a horror film scheduled for a 2024 release, which also stars T.C. Carson and Denise Boutte.