Yesterday, President Obama announced that he would nominate Sonia Sotomayor to become the nation's first Hispanic (she's a Boricua!) justice. If confirmed by the Senate, she would become the second woman on the court (Ay!), the third female justice in the history of the Supreme Court (Ay!) and the first South Bronx representative to serve as a Supreme Court justice (Ay! Ay! Ay!).
Now judge Sotomayor isn't the only proud child to come out of the BX. The Boogie Down is the birthplace of many notable possessors of terrific two's and traffic-disturbing-asses. We're not talking about fat male rappers and washed up athletes, son (ayo!). To remind those who forgot—as well as those who never knew—we present the 9 hottest Bronx women...
#9. KAT DELUNA
CLAIM TO FAME: This pint-sized Dominican mami has been trying for 3 years to get a real hit single with no luck. Even if it never happens, we'll still pay attention when her videos come on.
#8. REMY MA
CLAIM TO FAME: A true gangsta-chick. We're guessing "burners and hoodies" she mentioned in her songs weren't jokes. We'll see how she looks when she gets out of the bing in 2015, but until then we're waiting on her fiance Papoose's street-approved version of "Bonnie & Clyde".
#7. ELLEN BARKIN
CLAIM TO FAME: No, she doesn't look like the above picture now. But we'd still beat this classic actress after seeing her in Ocean's Thirteen. Past her prime, no problem!
#6. ANGIE MARTINEZ
CLAIM TO FAME: OG radio DJ/rapper. The official "Voice of New York" after she ethered terrible-looking Wendy Williams out of her seat.
#5. CRYSTAL KNIGHT
CLAIM TO FAME: With all due respect to the legend Heather Hunter, late '90s stunner Crystal Knight is our pick for the BX's porn queen. Sure, Heather was in a 2Pac video, but Crystal was on the cover of an Eminem single! Did we mention she's way hotter too?
#4. JOY BRYANT
CLAIM TO FAME: Allegedly dated Saigon when his album had a release date and played 50's love interest in Get Rich or Die Tryin'. We'd pipe or die tryin'.
#3. KERRY WASHINGTON
CLAIM TO FAME: Great actress and she's smart too. She's known to hold her own on the politics tip, when she appears on Bill Maher's show. Brains and beauty, and brains again, hopefully.
#2. STACEY DASH
CLAIM TO FAME: You may know her from Clueless, but we know her from lonely nights with her magazine spreads.
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#1. JENNIFER LOPEZ
CLAIM TO FAME: Jenny from the Block. Who else?