[Editor's note - A contact at G4 confirmed that the top ten shown above are actually being submitted as nominees to be a new G4 host. Winning this contest does not guarantee that the winner actually gets a job at G4, so it looks like all ten ladies above still have a chance. Thanks to G4 for clearing that up!]
Of course, several good friends of Destructoid were in the running for this contest as well, so I'm sorry not to see them as winners, but I'm sure bunnyXablaze will do a fine job. She's attractive, which sadly was the major underlying motive in this contest anyway. It seems the competition ruffled quite a few feathers with its style, seemingly pitting girls up against one another in a fashion that seemed cheap to gamers.
The theme of women in gaming provides quite a conundrum for young females, in my opinion. Many of the games we play are littered with images of barely-clad women with huge breasts and skintight clothing. If we present ourselves in such a fashion, we are quickly labelled "whores," but men continue to wallpaper their bedrooms with posters of those women and idolize them openly. I can't support or criticize the girls in this contest who are guilty of that (and not all of them are.) It's a major societal pressure to appear sexy, and not just in videogames.
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