According to our friends over at MTV News, Danity Kane dropout (or should we say forceout?) Aubrey O'Day came in at #7 on the countdown to 2008's Woman of the Year. Granted, the title's sort of ambiguous (according to the Newsies, it has to do with some combo of recognizability, tabloid coverage and overall newsworthiness) but we were still rather surprised to see our girl Aubs squeezed in between Rihanna (#8) and Beyonce's ring-flaunting alterego, Sasha Fierce (#6).
Aubrey's laundry list of qualifications, as cited by MTV News:
"2008 Highlights: Rolled into the year fresh off reports that she was leaving Danity Kane to join the Pussycat Dolls ... Appeared to put all the drama behind her when DK's Welcome to the Dollhouse debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts ... Launched DK/Day26 tour in May ... Landed the role of Amber Von Tussle in the Broadway version of "Hairspray," which causes her to miss Danity Kane's appearance on FNMTV ... Boasted about her breasts during an interview with former WWE announcer Paul Heyman ... Shot a rather eye-opening photo spread for Complex magazine ... Booted from Danity Kane during live finale of MTV's Making the Band due to concerns over her "image" and despite the fact she was one of only two interesting members in the group ... Reportedly posed for Playboy ... May have had the most turbulent 12 months of anyone not named 'Britney Spears' or 'Amy Winehouse.'"
+ Think Aubrey deserved to make the cut? Let us know whether you guys think 2008 will go down in history as the breakout year for Aubrey O'Day -- or as the year Danity Kane broke up.