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Why 2013 Was The Best Year Ever For Redheads

Who run the world? Gingers.

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5. Our Queen Ginge, Julianne Moore, was cast as President Alma Coin in The Hunger Games film franchise.

Because of course she was. Did I mention that she also won a SAG award for her performance as Sarah Palin in Game Change?

6. But she wasn't the only redhead who joined The Hunger Games cast, thankfully...

Stef Dawson, may the odds be ever in your redhead favor.


12. Domhnall Gleeson was a redhead leading male love interest in About Time. Because he's super adorable and swoon worthy.

I'm also fairly certain that this is the first time a ginger has been a leading love interest in a film? Unless you count Robert Redford's strawberry mane, of course.


13. Cate Blanchett admitted that going red was the best decision she ever made. Duh.

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"I also bleached my eyelashes and eyebrows," she told Allure of her red hair in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. "I quite liked it, really, that pale-redhead look.”


24. Michael Fassbender starred in a third Steve McQueen film, 12 Years a Slave, and the oscar rumors are already swirling.

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If that's not enough, Fassbender once said this about being a redhead in an interview: "I'm a ginger, and there's not much more fun you can get as a ginger. And I think that's why there's a lot of resentment toward the ginger community. We're vikings, essentially."


30. And a real redhead prince used 2013 as a time to volunteer for the Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge 2013 British team.

Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

Prince Harry will trek over 200 miles across Antartica to raise money for wounded vets. So, yes, we have the better prince. (Sorry, Wills.)

31. Being Ginger, a documentary film about being a redhead male and trying to find love, debuted.

View this video on YouTube

Any film about navigating love as a redhead is OK by us.


34. Researchers created a DNA map of redhair gene carriers in the UK, proving that 20 million citizens carry the gene.[BritainsDNA%2027-08-2013].pdf

We're not going extinct, we're just waiting for the right time to takeover the world, is all. Maybe in 2014?!