Being cute isn’t necessarily a requirement for fame. After all, there’s plenty of cute-challenged people who go on to success. But let’s be honest: Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler won’t be winning a beauty contest anytime soon. Neither will Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love or Kelly Osbourne.
Having said all that, being cute can help you in life. Everybody loves cute babies, cute kids, the cute girls get picked to be on the cheerleading team, and the cute boys usually end up dating the cute cheerleaders.
There’s a history of cuteness. Shirley Temple was really cute, way back in the earlier days of Hollywood. Plenty of girls thought Elvis was cute, as well as all four Beatles.
But what about today? Who’s in the Cute Parade, marching down Main Street in all their cuteness? It’s a tough question. There are plenty of cute people out there. But we’ve trimmed our list down to a few select cuties, and here they are: Our picks for the top ten cutest people in the world 2018 as boys and girls.
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10. PATRICK STUMP
There might be some girls who might uh, fall out for our number ten pick. Patrick Stump, best known as the lead singer for the popular band Fall Out Boy, is definitely smitten with cuteness. Besides his vocal talents, Stump is a rhythm guitarist, pianist, and composer. In addition to his work with Fall Out Boy, Patrick also released his own album, Soul Punk, and appeared in such television shows as Saturday Night Live, Robot Chicken and Law And Order. The successful musician has a net worth of $18 million.
9. TAYLOR SWIFT
Talk about having a dream and going for it. At the young age of 14, Taylor left home and moved to Nashville to pursue her dream of singing country music. And she made it. Boy, did she make it. The ultra-talented performer has gone on to sell over 40 million albums, and successfully crossed over from country to pop music stardom, making three Forbes lists for good measure. (Top Earning Women in Music 2011-2015, 100 Most Powerful Women 2015, and Forbes Celebrity 100.) Her concert tours have been massive successes, and she has acted in CSI: Crime Season Investigation and the film Valentine’s Day. Our number nine cutie has a whopping net worth of $360 million.
8. CODY SIMPSON
When you’re twelve years old, you’re in one of the prime years of cuteness, and Aussie Cody Simpson started making his own You Tube videos at age twelve, recording songs by Jason Mraz and Justin Timberlake. The homemade videos led to Cody’s discovery, and before long, he was signed to a record contract. In addition to releasing three albums so far, he’s also done some acting, appeared on Dancing With The Stars, and once won two gold medals at the Queensland Swimming Championship. Besides all his cuteness, he has a net worth of $4.5 million.
7. LIAM PAYNE
This British pop star got his start with the boy band One Direction, and released five albums before venturing out on a solo career. Liam was a successful cross-country runner prior to jump-starting his musical career, and has promoted other successful acts such as Lunch Money Lewis, Five Seconds Of Summer and Bars Add Melody. In addition to being named Sexiest Man Of The Year by Attitude magazine, Liam enjoys a fat bank account, with a fortune of $50 million.
6. AUSTIN MAHONE
Often compared to Justin Bieber, young Austin got his start just like J.B., by putting up videos of himself singing on You Tube. Austin built a massive following which led to his discovery by Universal Republic Records. He soon signed on with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne’s Trukfit fashion clothing line, won an MTV award, and opened concerts for Taylor Swift on her Red Tour. In addition to his cuteness, he has a net worth of $5 million.
5. SELENA GOMEZ
Working with a purple dinosaur paid off big for this cute star. Selena started acting on the children’s show Barney And Friends before moving on to Disney’s Wizards Of Waverly Place. Propelled by her success, she started her own production company in 2008, and released three albums by 2011 with her band Selena And The Scene. In addition to having her own clothing line, and winning numerous awards, she eventually took her career solo, and the pop singer and dancer has a net fortune of $50 million.
4. NIALL HORAN
The pop band One Direction is just full of cuteness! In addition to former bandmate Liam Payne, the Irish pop star plays the guitar and writes songs, such as his hit single This Town, released in 2016. A big sports fan, Niall once caddied at Augusta National Golf Club for Masters Champion Rory McIlroy. Big things are in store for the singer. He’s a fan of supergroup The Eagles, and is a “big, big swing fan.” Horan has an impressive net worth of $50 million.
3. ARIANA GRANDE
Ariana got started early, appearing in the Broadway musical 13 before moving on to star in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious. After signing with Republic Records, she released the album Yours Truly in 2011, and rode the album’s success to the top of the charts. Her second album, My Everything went straight to the top, and produced four hit singles, Problem, Break Free, Bang Bang and Love Me Harder.
She has had grande (get it?) success with awards, winning American Music Awards and MTV Awards, and her singles have been viewed over six billion times on the internet! Her personal fortune is $25 million.
2. ZAYN MALIK
What can we say? The band One Direction is simply dripping with cuteness. After his success with the band. Zayn signed with RCA Records in 2015, and released his debut album Mind Of Mine in 2016. The hit single Pillowtalk went number one in lots of countries, and the British tenor has won all sorts of awards, including British GQ Magazine’s Best Dressed Male and being on Glamour Magazine’s “World’s Sexiest Men” list. The tattooed “Bradford Bad Boy” has a net worth of $45 million.
1. MEGAN FOX
Our queen of cuteness, Megan Fox appeared in the Hope And Faith sitcom before rocketing to stardom in the blockbuster film Transformers. As well as appearing in the sequel Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, Fox has also appeared in such television shows as Two And A Half Men, Robot Chicken, and New Girl. Called a “sex symbol of the highest order” by the Los Angeles Times, Megan was also voted “Sexiest Woman In The World” by readers of FHM magazine. She’s been a cover girl for Maxim, Cosmo Girl and GQ, and enjoys a net worth of $8 million.
Maybe cuteness doesn’t last forever, but it lasts long enough to propel such stars as these to the top of the music charts, or credits on television shows or movies.