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The 5th Annual Crown Awards
First came six weeks of open nominations from Hair Fans late in 2004. Then came nine weeks of spirited online Crown Awards voting. And on Sunday night, March 13 we announced our fifth set of winners! This year the Crowns go to....
BEST SHORT HAIR: PAULA ZAHN.
Some people challenged whether this style is really short. But it was just short enough to enter -- and the CNN evening anchor proved hair can be fine at age 49.
Zahn 43%, Kyra Phillips 28%, Kit Hoover 13%, Suzy Kolber 11%, Heidi Collins 4%.
BEST LONG HAIR: SHANIA TWAIN.
Call her the "Bernstein-Buster!" The Canadian singer ends Bonnie Bernstein's three-year 27-vote unbeaten streak, despite a strong debate about the quality of her styles.
Twain 49%, Bernstein 27%, Anna Kournikova 12%, Lisa Ling 8%, Crystal Gayle 4%.
BEST CURLS: DEBRA MESSING.
She's in the Hair Fans' Hall of Fame for a reason -- winning her fourth curl Crown in five years, and third in a row. The bigger story here may have been a news anchor beating a one-time Crown winner for second place.
Messing 44%, Alison Stewart 32%, Melina Kanakaredes 20%, Maria Del Mar 2%, Nicole Kidman 2%.
BEST BANGS: SUSAN McGINNIS.
"The best hair ever," one voter declared of the CBS Morning News anchor. She unquestionably has the greatest bangs of our time, winning this award for an unprecedented fourth year in a row -- and with the highest percentage of any winner!
McGinnis 61%, Melissa McDermott 18%, Carolyn Kepcher 12%, Anna Maria Canseco 6%, Mireille Mathieu 2%, Robin Roberts 2%.
BEST HAIRSTYLE ON TELEVISION: BONNIE BERNSTEIN.
Talk about a strange vote! Mariska Hargitay dominated week one. Emily Procter led weeks two and three. But both were poor at other times, so three second-place showings equals the third "TV Crown" in a row for the CBS Sports reporter.
Bernstein 32%, Hargitay 26%, Procter 25%, Debra Messing 13%, Portia de Rossi 4%.
BEST HAIRSTYLE IN A MOVIE: HALLE BERRY.
Move over, Sharon Stone -- Catwoman is simply stronger than anyone. Berry wins a Crown for a second year in a row, becomes the first minority winner in this category, and received plenty of praise for having long locks.
Berry 38%, Lindy Booth 18.4%, Lacey Chabert 17.7%, Julia Roberts 17%, Anne Hathaway 9%.
BEST HAIRSTYLE IN MUSIC: SHANIA TWAIN.
The closest Crown race in years ends with the Canadian country star edging a British teenager by only a couple of votes. Twain takes two awards for the first time, and her third in a row for music.
Twain 36.4%, Joss Stone 35.7%, Crystal Gayle 15%, Martina McBride 7%, Alison Krauss 6%.
BEST HAIR IN ATHLETICS: HEATHER MITTS.
A clash of Olympic champions was almost deadlocked after two weeks, but then the U.S. national soccer star showed more endurance. Mitts and what one voter called her "thickest, softest" hair wins for the second year in a row.
Mitts 43%, Jennie Finch 38%, Maria Sharapova 14%, Annika Sorenstam 4%, DeeDee Trotter 1%.
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: KIRAN CHETRY.
The veteran Fox News Channel anchor was new to our web site in 2004. She came from behind to top a TV game show model, and one voter predicted she'll "be around for a long time to come."
Chetry 46%, Brandi Sherwood 32%, Susan Graver 15%, Rebecca Stevenson 5%, Kristen Smyth 1%.
BEST BLONDE: JENNIE FINCH.
The Olympic softball star (and newlywed) started strong, then had to hold on as a CNN Headline News anchor almost caught her. This category is so competitive that the defending Crown winner barely made the ballot.
Finch 34%, Linda Stouffer 32%, Naomi Watts 17%, Felicia Taylor 11%, Holly Herbert 6%.
BEST BRUNETTE: KIRAN CHETRY.
It was truly "Fox and Friends" - with the FNC anchor finding enough friends to win a second Crown, and join in ending the Bonnie Bernstein win streak. "Bonnie is overrated," one voter remarked.
Chetry 45%, Bernstein 37%, Marian de la Fuente 10%, Jodi Applegate 5%, Elizabeth Vargas 4%.
BEST REDHEAD: MARIA CELESTE ARRARÁS.
Her Telemundo show is fittingly named Al Rojo Vivo. Added to the ballot literally at the last minute, she makes history as the first Latina (and first Puerto Rican) to win a Crown!
Arrarás 49%, Kelly O'Donnell 17.5%, Kyra Phillips 16.8%, Heidi Collins 10%, Khrystyne Haje 6%.
BEST HAIRSTYLE IN JOURNALISM: BONNIE BERNSTEIN.
The sideline reporter wins a second Crown, and her third in a row for Journalism. She overcame some obvious "Bernstein backlash," as one voter declared her longer hair is "even more beautiful."
Bernstein 46%, Susan McGinnis 37%, Lisa Ling 7%, Natalie Allen 5%, Felicia Taylor 4%.
MAKEOVER OF THE YEAR: ANN CURRY.
Voters decided longer is better -- not only for the Today news anchor, but for the CSI star who gave her a spirited challenge. "I just can't get over how much better Ann looks," one said.
Curry 36%, Marg Helgenberger 26%, Amy Clancy 14%, Carolyn Hughes 13%, Natalie Allen 11%.
BEST NEW ORIGINAL STYLE: KIMBERLEY KENNEDY.
She's trying to expand her Atlanta newsmagazine show nationwide. But in this case, the Hot Topic was her multi-layered short style which even long-hair lovers liked.
Kennedy 47%, Susan Graver 32%, Stephanie Ford 12%, Miranda Combs 8%.
BEST HAIR IN SCIENCE/METEOROLOGY: REBECCA STEVENSON.
In perhaps the biggest surprise of all, the Seattle City League champion roared back from third place and beat three familiar faces from the Weather Channel.
Stevenson 42%, Kristen Dodd 28%, Heather Tesch 16%, Alexandra Steele 14%.
SUPER-HAIR WARS CHAMPION: ALISYN CAMEROTA.
The Fox News reporter strangely was not nominated for a Crown. But she had the most dominant style in head-to-head matchups, with an average winning margin in six victories of 82 percent!
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