I’m not so sure it ranks up there with winning a Grammy, but Katy Perry has officially taken home another top honor.
A recent poll of 25,000 subscribers at ashleymadison.com—an extra-martial “dating” site—revealed that Perry was the number one vote-getter in this year’s annual “Celebrity Hall Pass Survey.”
The survey is, well, exactly what it sounds like, subscribers vote on which celebrity they’d chose to cheat with if given a “hall pass” by their significant other.
According to Ashleymadison.com’s Founder Noel Biderman: “Our annual Celebrity Hall Pass survey reflects how the revolving door of celebrity infidelity has trickled down to reach every day Americans. Celebrity cheating in the news has encouraged these conversations to take place and these days partners actually do give their spouse permission to have a Celebrity Hall Pass.”
Celebrity Hall Pass Survey Results 2012:
1: Katy Perry
3: Mila Kunis
4: Salma Hayek
5: Jennifer Aniston
6: Scarlett Johansson
7: Sofia Vergara
8: Blake Lively
9: Kim Kardashian
10: Sarah Palin
Obviously it’s hard to take any list seriously that contains Sarah Palin or anyone named Kardashian, but it is good to see Katy and Jennifer getting the, um, respect (adulation? dirty thoughts? creepers?) that they both certainly warrant.
As Biderman said, many spouses do give permission to have a “Celebrity Hall Pass” nowadays and I think it stems from a 15-year-old episode of Friends.
Anyone out there who is a big Friends fan knows exactly which episode I’m talking about too, “The One with Frank Jr.”
The main plot of the episode revolves around Phoebe meeting up with her younger brother, Frank Jr. for just the second time, but the subplot focused on the gang making lists of which celebrities they’re allowed to hook up with without any repercussions.
I’ve mentioned many-a-time here at BSBP that Grace and I each have a “celebrity cheat list” of our own, also influenced by the aforementioned episode. The lists have evolved over time as we each started with one person our lists, Johnny Depp for Grace and Jennifer Aniston for me.
Over time—likely following repeated viewings of The Bourne Identity—Grace decided we should bump the list up to two and she added Matt Damon.
The second-place spot on my list has served as a veritable game of hot potato between the following ladies: Taylor Swift, Zooey Deschanel, Carrie Underwood, Amy Adams, Jenna Fischer, hottie cheerleader from Heroes, the aforementioned Katy Perry, Heidi Watney, Emma Stone, and—for one fleeting afternoon—Mandy Moore.
The number two spot for me changes largely depending on mood, weather, and/or whichever one is closest to the Boston-metro area.
A little over a year ago there was another change in the list rules when Grace began watching Mad Men and determined that Jon Hamm needed to be added ASAP, but she couldn’t bring herself to remove Johnny Depp or Matt Damon. As such, we added a third spot to each of our lists.
Now there are two spots that get to play ping-pong for me, but despite pulling in the recent “honor” from the ashleymadison.com, Katy Perry is still not in my top three.
In fact—because it’s my blog and I can do whatever I want—here’s my top ten:
1. Jennifer Aniston
2. Zooey Deschanel
3. Taylor Swift
4. Heidi Watney
5. Katy Perry
6. Jenna Fischer
7. Carrie Underwood
8. Natalie Portman
9. Emma Stone
10. Amy Adams
Obviously this has turned into another rambling digression, but if you’re ever curious about who is in the top three for either Grace or yours truly—and who wouldn’t be, right?!—you can always check the updated top three listed at the bottom of the right-hand sidebar on this page.
In closing, I just want to say congrats to Katy Perry and I hope you have plenty of pepper-spray and a team of highly-skilled martial artists at the ready.