Yeah, it ain't a country, but a lot of Texans wanna secede and a lot of the rest of us wouldn't mind if they did, so there you go. Worldwide Wednesday: Texas Edition.
The Lone Star State's on our mind this week for a couple reasons. One, the habitually slept on Friday Night Lights with Minka Kelly (above) starts its third season on Friday, and two, next Tuesday the state gets its village idiot back from Washington. To celebrate these two developments, we present the hottest women in that hot state's history.
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#9. Jessica Simpson
Claim to fame: Singer, actress, reality show star, subject of very disturbing comments by her father.
#8. Joan Severance
Claim to fame: Our entry in the "classic" department, Joan's best known for her Playboy shoots as well as a role in the Richard Pryor-Gene Wilder comedy See No Evil, Hear No Evil.
#7. Shannon Elizabeth
Claim to fame: American Pie
#6. Krista Allen
Claim to fame: Liar, Liar, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and '90s Skinemax fave Emmanuelle in Space
#5. Nina Mercedez
Claim to fame: "Actress", you may know her from such titles as Chop Shop Chicas, Diary of an Orgy and Go Fuck Myself 5.
#4. LeToya Luckett
Claim to fame: Founding member of Destiny's Child, solo singer-songwriter.
#3. Sarah Shahi
Claim to fame: After you check out our "Hot Complex" shoot, go and YouTube "L Word Shane and Carmen."
#2. Kim Smith
Claim to fame: Model, graduate of real life Friday Night Lights high school Permian High.
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#1. Beyonce Knowles
Claim to fame: The hottest chick in the game. Period.