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26 Women Who Ruined Men For You In 2016

Men? I haven't heard that name in years.

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1. Chrissy Teigen

Instagram: @chrissyteigen

In 2016 Chrissy had a baby, a New York Times bestseller, and the most perfect Twitter clapbacks. Also, legs.

2. Samira Wiley

Instagram: @whododatlikedat

UGH, what a human! This year she got engaged to Orange Is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli and they basically spent their year giving us all couple goals.

3. Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon has kept us laughing even when 2016 got a bit too 2016. Thanks to all her comedy this year many of us now live off a steady diet of her winking in Ghostbusters and her Hilary Clinton impressions on SNL.

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4. Brie Larson

Instagram: @brielarson

2016 will forever be known as the year of Brie Larson. She won an Oscar for Best Actress, supported sexual assault survivors, and continued to be '00s fashion goals.

5. Leigh-Anne Pinnock

Instagram: @leighannepinnock

The whole of Little Mix have slayed in 2016, getting a No. 1 album and basically showing us what friendship is about. But Leigh-Anne's Instagram in particular has been fire this year.

6. Constance Wu

Fresh Off the Boat is basically carried by Constance Wu and we thank the TV gods every day that she's on our screens. If that's not enough, she also used her platform to encourage diversity in Hollywood, by saying: “Our heroes don’t look like Matt Damon. They look like Malala, Ghandi, Mandela." She's our hero.

8. Nicola Adams

Instagram: @nicolaadamsmbe

2016 was an OK year for Nicola Adams MBE I suppose. She was the first British boxer to retain an Olympic crown in 92 years. She's also the Olympic, World, Commonwealth, and European games champion. No big deal.

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9. Lauren Jauregui

Instagram: @laurenjauregui

Fifth Harmony have provided some absolute bops in 2016 and Lauren has provided some massively inspiring words. In an open letter to Trump she told him "I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it". YES!

10. Shura

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This is the year Shura became the future. She also made herself into a meme on Twitter. Swoon.

11. Val Stones

Instagram: @valcake

All hail the 2016 Bake Off queen. She's let us all know we should never give up and she's teaching us all her magic over on Instagram. She is the 2016 antidote.

12. Nafissatou Thiam

Instagram: @thiam_nafi

Last summer she won our hearts and gold at the Olympic Games in Rio while studying for her degree. Not a bad 2016, ey?

13. Kate Richardson-Walsh

Instagram: @katewalsh11gb

Kate captained GB's women's hockey team to victory in the 2016 Olympic games alongside her wife, Helen, making them the first same-sex married couple to win Olympic gold in the same final. So that's what love is.

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14. Gina Rodriguez

It's a known fact that Gina is a source for all that's good in the world. This year she used her platform to inspire and her #MovementMondays to put a spotlight on the Latino community. Did I mention she's a perfect angel?

15. Neelam Gill

Instagram: @neelamkg

2016 was the year Neelam became the official eyebrows of Instagram.

16. Héloïse Letissier (Christine and the Queens)

Instagram: @christineandthequeens

The world has known about Christine and the Queens for a long time but 2016 was the year Britain finally jumped on that train. She's basically the coolest woman in the music industry. She makes beautiful sounds that make it difficult not to fall in love with her.

17. Duckie Thot

Instagram: @duckieofficial

An all-round beautiful human who in 2016 spoke about rocking her natural hair in the modelling industry.

18. Ali Stroker

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At the start of the year the Broadway star re-created that Kylie Jenner photoshoot, making for some powerful images. She said: "It feels powerful. It feels like I'm able to say something; that we're looking people straight in the eye."

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19. Danielle Brooks

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Basically, Danielle Brooks has been nominated for every award ever this year, including a Grammy and a Tony. She also launched #VoiceOfTheCurves and empowered us all. She should leave some talent for the rest of us tbh.

21. Mina Mahmood

Instagram: @bae

Mina is THE ultimate Instagram follow. She's not just hot online but now in print, and she's been spending her 2016 talking about the bullshit that is being called plus-sized.

24. Tyler Wright

Instagram: @tylerwright

This year Tyler became the 2016 WSL Women's World Champion, but she's an all-round goddess – follow her on Instagram if you like looking at abs and talent.

25. Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka changed Hollywood in 2016, saying: “There are so many Indian actors who have crossed over, and have done a lot of work in the West, but they’ve always been made to speak like Apu [from The Simpsons]. I want to be able to break the stereotype of what Indian people or people of South Asian descent are supposed to be." What a goddess!

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