Call it ironic timing, but we’d already chosen to nominate Zooey Deschanel as one of this week’s Hotness candidates long before we heard the sad news that she’s divorcing Ben Gibbard. But on the bright side, a little ego boost is always good for a newly single girl! We’re certain this isn’t the first time Zooey’s been compared to that other object of hipster affection, Kat Dennings, but we couldn’t resist it. Not only do both ladies have that girls-want-to-be-her/guys-want-to … thing going for them, but they’ve also both made pretty awesome transitions to the small screen this fall, in The New Girl and Two Broke Girls. And they both have recently tweeted about vegetables (Zooey dissed bok choy , Kat is a fervent brussels sprouts supporter).
Zooey may have an advantage in this race, with her triple-threat as an actress, one half of She and Him, and HelloGiggles blog co-founder. But we also wonder if she’s too obvious a choice. Kat may have won just as many indie-rockers’ hearts in Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist. And she is smoking-hot in the new issue of GQ. We’re not sure how you’re ever going to be able to decide between them. Here’s a gallery to help you, though. Then vote after the jump!
Poll closes at 1 p.m. ET on Friday.
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