They’re actors, recording stars, TV personalities, athletes and models – and these 50 Canadians have one thing in common: a spot on Hello! Canada’s 50 Most Beautiful Canadians list for 2017!

We’re happy to celebrate them at a time when their star is rising (think newly minted Juno winner Ruth B.) or burning more brightly than ever (hello, Ryan Gosling!). They’re all photogenic, to be sure, but they exemplify what it means to be beautiful on the inside, too, thanks to their creative pursuits, charitable efforts and obliging nature with fans. For all those reasons and more, superstar Celine Dion kicks off our list.

Over the course of the past year, she has collaborated with new artists, added to her style cred with bold fashion choices and made her first-ever appearance at the Met Gala. This is a new chapter of her life without her late husband, René. And Celine is embracing new opportunities with the unabashed enthusiasm fans love to see from the star. As Celine would say, the show must go on! Here’s to Celine – and to the flurry of beautiful Canadian stars who make us proud. (FULL LIST is here).




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Getty Images / Jeff Kravitz/BMA2015



HOMETOWN Charlemagne, Que.

AGE 49

PROUD MOM “What makes me most proud is to be a mother, [and] I have three magnificent kids”

SIMPLE PLEASURES Never mind a spa day, Celine is happy to relax at home. “I prefer to have candles, a coffee, a look at magazines, do finger-painting with my kids, have tea at teatime”

THE SHOW MUST GO ON She’ll always miss her husband, René, who died in January 2016, but she remains strong. “I have the love of my children. I have the love of my fans. I love the people that I work with. So my life is not empty of love”

A JACK OF ALL TRADES She’s a world-renowned singer, businesswoman and now fashion designer. The star has launched her own accessories line, which features handbags, luggage and more

PASSION FOR FASHION ”Do we know any girls in the world who don’t really like to be jewelled or dressed up? I never met one”

HOT TICKET As she continues to thrill fans with her residency in Las Vegas, Celine is taking her show on the road: she’s set to play more than two dozen dates on a European summer tour




Getty Images / THEO WARGO
Getty Images / THEO WARGO




AGE 27

READY, WILLING AND ABEL Hit album (Starboy), new girlfriend (Selena Gomez), fresh haircut (goodbye, dreadlocks): 2017 is already a big year for the singer-songwriter born Abel Tesfaye

BRINGING SEXY BACK The notoriously introverted star lets it all out in his chart-topping music, which has earned him Grammys, comparisons to Michael Jackson and GQ’s title “The King of Sex Pop” CHOP CHOP How did he feel about taking the shears to his signature hairstyle? “I think I felt a single tear come down my cheek,” he joked.




Drake has a laugh during first half NBA action between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors in Toronto on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. (Frank Gunn/CP)
Drake has a laugh during first half NBA action between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors in Toronto on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. (Frank Gunn/CP)




AGE 30

ZERO TO 100 From Degrassi: The Next Generation to the Grammys, everything the prolific hitmaker touches turns to platinum

LOOKING FOR THE GIRL NEXT DOOR He has had romances with Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, but when it comes to settling down, home may be where his heart is. “When I think about the girls I want to get romantic with, it’s a girl from Toronto who knows what I’m talking about when we drive around the city”

FASHION FORWARD Like Toronto and L.A., New York City now has its own OVO, a retail outpost (named after the rapper’s label) selling owl-printed tees, hoodies and pants!




Getty Images / Christopher Polk
Getty Images / Christopher Polk



HOMETOWN London, Ont.

AGE 36

GOLDEN BOY While he keeps his private life private, Canada’s most valuable export (according to the “Hey Girl” memes all over the Internet) took a swoon-worthy moment to thank his lady love, Eva Mendes, and their children, Esmeralda and Amada, after scoring his first-ever Golden Globe this year for La La Land

DREAM TEAM “Eva’s the dream mother, and [my kids are] dream babies, and it’s like a dream that I’m having right now. I’m dreaming it all. So I feel so lucky”

BACK TO THE FUTURE In the highly anticipated fall blockbuster Blade Runner 2049, Ryan will take the handsome action hero reins from Harrison Ford




Getty Images/ BRENT N. CLARKE
Getty Images/ BRENT N. CLARKE



HOMETOWN St. Thomas, Ont.

AGE 38

MEAN GIRLS REDUX She created one of the most iconic (and deliciously quotable) characters of her generation. Where would Regina George be today? Rachel is up for finding out: “I loved that movie. I love Tina Fey. I love the girls … we got to have a reunion at a photo shoot a couple of years ago and it wasn’t enough!”

BEAUTY ADVICE Her mother Sandra suggested she switch from black mascara to brown, which better complements her popping blue eyes girlhood dreams “[Movie fame] wasn’t something I really meditated on or planned for in any way. I really thought I’d be doing theatre in Canada”

ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR Good news for Sherlock (and Irene) fans: after months of speculation, it looks like Rachel will be back in Guy Ritchie’s third instalment of the reimagined British classic








AGE 45

OH, CANADA! Of all the criticisms lobbed at world leaders, “too dreamy” isn’t one you hear often

TATTOO PRIMER Even his ink is subject to breathless international reporting. After a tattoo was spotted on his left shoulder, the Canadian Prime Minister took to Twitter to explain the art — the Earth inside a Haida raven

A TRUE ROMANTIC The Capricorn’s first date with wife Sophie included a declaration of love (and a marriage proposal!): “I said, ‘Well, it’s about time you arrived. It’s been 32 years and I was beginning to think you would never show up. I’ve been waiting for you all my life”





Shawn Mendes arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Shawn Mendes arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)



HOMETOWN Pickering, Ont.

AGE 18

FROM VINE TO PRIME TIME What do you get when you cross mega social-media popularity with boy-next-door good looks – and catchy pop tunes? The Canadian sensation, who makes teens scream (and adults gleefully sing along to “Stitches”)

CELEBRITY INFLUENCE He’s a huge fan of John Mayer: “We’re actually getting to be really good friends, which is amazing for someone like me. He’s my idol, musically”

LOVE ON THE BRAIN Shawn isn’t taking the whole “adored by millions” thing too seriously: “Being a sex ­symbol isn’t cool unless you’re in love with a girl and she calls you a sex symbol”




GQ / Peggy Sirota
GQ / Peggy Sirota



HOMETOWN Vancouver

AGE 40

DAME PRAISE “He’s kind, committed, generous, especially to women.” So says none other than Dame Helen Mirren in her swooning tribute to the actor in Time

FUNNY GUY Now that he’s turned 40, Ryan is keeping a sense of humour about the challenge of staying fit for his role in the Deadpool sequel. “I’m that guy now. I’m the guy doing calisthenics. I’m doing jumping jacks and deep knee bends. I work out like a British person”

THAT OTHER RYAN “Different hair colours,” he once quipped about the difference between him and another Canadian heartthrob. “Ryan Gosling has light blond hair”









AGE 25

ON HIATUS As he wraps up his second year with the Toronto Raptors, the professional basketball star is looking forward to the off-season – “to spending time with my family and friends, walking my dogs and just being a homebody. I have a lot of household chores to catch up on!” WINNING YEAR “I’m getting married, to my beautiful fiancée of eight years”

OFF THE COURT For Cory, shooting hoops is a passion, but so is giving back. “I really enjoy spending time with youth, inspiring them to work hard and dream big”

BEAUTY IS… “Integrity. I admire people who set high standards for themselves, have a strong work ethic and stand up for what they believe in”

WORDS TO LIVE BY “Be the best version of yourself every day”







HOMETOWN Scarborough, Ont.

AGE 22

RUNNING MAN The three-time Olympian tells Hello! he’s at his best “when I get to the start line knowing I’ve done everything within my power to race to my full potential”

SUITING UP “I get invited to a lot of formal events, so I’ve gained confidence trying out different looks”

HONOUR ROLL “I’m receiving my degree from USC, which means a lot to me”

WORDS TO LIVE BY “Don’t let success go to your head. Don’t let failure go to your heart”

TOP OF THE WORLD “I’m looking to bring home a gold medal [at the World Athletics Championships in August]. It’s the last season I’ll have to go up against Usain Bolt before he retires. I’ve been racing well, but know that I need to get faster to win!”





Penny Oleksiak
Lee Jin-man / The Associated Press




AGE 16

NATIONAL TREASURE The competitive swimmer made her Olympic debut in Rio last year, taking home four medals – the most ever by a Canadian at a single Summer Games! So where does she stash them? “Someplace safe,” she tells Hello!IN

HER ELEMENT The Grade 11 student became the country’s youngest Olympic champion – and naturally feels most at home in the water. “I am still a little clumsy on land”

BIGGEST FANS “My parents, because they always forgive us and believe in us no matter what”


For the full list of Beautiful Canadians, click HERE.

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