the most googled person of the year was...

As Jennifer Lawrence, Game of Thrones and Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie emerge as the most Googled searches in their categories for 2014, we see what the years most searched terms say about us.

by i-D Team
19 December 2014, 4:05pm


This year Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie (it's now on 3,366,803 retweets) smashed the Twitter record previously held by Barack Obama when he tweeted "Four more years," at the point of his re-election in November 2012, Tinder grew 100 times in popularity since its 2012 launch and Game of Thrones pipped Orange is the New Black to the post for most Googled TV show. As we head towards 2015, the world's biggest search engine round up what the most Googled terms of the year were and what they say about us. Revelation number 1 is that we're still compassionate human beings as they reveal that we searched for "hope" more than "fear," "marriage" more than "divorce" and the legend behind Mrs Doubtfire, Robin Williams, topped the polls for most searched term in the year after he passed away in August.

Another thing we learned was that we're still obsessed with selfies, but this was put to good use with the #nomakeupselfie craze launched by Cancer Research UK generating $12.5 million and searches for "cancer research" doubling. The five most searched celeb selfies this year were…

1.Ellen DeGeneres
2.Emma Stone
3.President Obama
4.Kim Kardashian
5.Danica Patrick

Three time Oscar-winning film Frozen was the most searched for this year as well as the highest grossing animated movie of all time, and Gone Girl was the most searched for trailer.

While they might be the most Tumblr'd models of the year, neither Cara Delevingne or Kendall Jenner scored the top spot of most Googled model, the crown instead going to blonde bombshell Kate Upton. Check out their list of top 20 Googled models below:

1. Kate Upton
2. Kendall Jenner
3. Miranda Kerr
4. Heidi Klum
5. Gisele Bündchen
6. Kate Moss
7. Behati Prinsloo
8. Gigi Hadid
9. Karlie Kloss
10. Naomi Campbell
11. Alessandra Ambrosio
12. Lily Aldridge
13. Chanel Iman
14. Doutzen Kroes
15. Hailey Baldwin
16. Cara Delevingne
17. Jourdan Dunn
18. Coco Rocha
19. Bar Refaeli
20. Joan Smalls

Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian came first and second place in the worldwide most Googled celebs and the fashion trends sweeping the nation were "normcore" and "healthgoth." 

See Google's Year in Review here for an eye-opening look into what the people around you really want to know about...

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