By Dan Leach/Follow Dan on Twitter @dtmleach

When we last revisited this seminal issue it was when Katherine Webb became a viral sensation thanks to Brent Musburger. Depending on your perspective, he either had the unwillingness to have a filter or the genius to speak his mind. I made a strong case for both Upton and Webb, but sided with the world’s most sought after supermodel.

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Now with the upcoming “Hunger Games” sequel “Mockingjay Part 1” set for release in November and the general scorchingness of J Law, we once again find ourselves in one of those great quandaries of humanity.



US model Kate Upton arrives for the screening of 'On the Road' presented in competition at the 65th Cannes film festival on May 23, 2012 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/GettyImages)

US model Kate Upton arrives for the screening of ‘On the Road’ (VALERY HACHE/AFP/GettyImages)

Kate Upton first gained notoriety in April 2011 when a video of her doing the “Dougie” at a Clippers game went viral and literally almost shut down the interweb — or at least that is what Al Gore told me. Many feel that is the reason the Clippers are actually good now.

She has appeared on the cover of the 2012 SI Swimsuit Issue and countless other magazines worldwide, is ranked #3 on the top women of the world list, and has been dating Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander off and on, off and on again over the past two years. She has had nothing to do with his recent struggles, at least that’s what Upton’s publicist told me.

She also is an equestrian world champion, which is never a bad thing.


Lawrence first crashed into our hearts back in 2007 as Lauren Pearson on the short-lived, but excellent Bill Engvall show. She gained

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the premiere of Lionsgate’s ‘The Hunger Games’  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

huge critical praise after her phenomenal turn as Ree in “Winters Bone” in 2010, earning her the first of what I believe will be many Oscar nominations for Best Actress. At the time she was the second youngest ever to be nominated for that award. She really became a global sensation after first starring as the unstable, yet brilliant Tiffany Maxwell in “Silver Linings Playbook” in 2012.

That was just the start of the J Law bullet train to greatness as in 2013 she would play the early version of the legendary Mystique in “X-Men: First Class” and the heroic Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” truly launching Lawrence into the stratosphere both as a thespian and the absolute desire of millions of men and women around the globe.

She is stunning, yet relatable and there is just something about her that leaves you yearning for more and more and more. Oh yeah, she also does as much charity work as anyone in the business. This girl simply can do no wrong.

(if you haven’t seen the Hunger Games movies yet- RUN don’t walk to do so! )

DTM’s PICK- After hours of weighing the options, going through hundreds of photos, boy that was rough:), and using the Pythagorean theorem of hotness, which I have spearheaded, I have come to a decision. It wasn’t an easy one, but there really are only winners in this quagmire. As beautiful and sultry as Upton is (Earth shattering we’ll say). Her front side changes people’s lives, but there is a new champ in town.

J Law is simply brilliant! She has grace, sex appeal and can make even the most hardcore Upton fan give pause. Not only is she an incredible Academy award-winning actress, but she has ended wars simply by warlords and dictators looking into her beautiful blue eyes. It was once said that a simple whisper of hers saved a broken hearted man’s life.

—–So without further adieu-By a whisker it has to be JENNIFER LAWRENCE- and I think Playboy needs to do a whole Hunger Game Katniss theme with the spread incorporating all elements of the mythical nation of Panem as well as body paint of her as Mystique from the X-Men series, but with the paint lacking in certain areas:) J Law we applaud you as not only are you one of the world’s most beautiful women, but your kind, loving, free-spirited soul has stopped many an angry man’s vengeance and brought peace on Earth and Panem!

Dan Leach recently circled the globe lofted high above the sky on nothing but a lawn chair and 800 helium balloons, was the first human journalist to interview Dracula , was just confirmed to play the villain for the upcoming J.J Abrams “Star Wars Episode VII,” invented time travel when he hit his head on a port-a-potty on Oct 15, 1985, and has recently formed a PAC to explore running for Emperor of Rome in 2016.

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