Top 10: Most Googled women of 2012 [SLIDESHOW]

If you made an educated guess that Kate Upton was the most Google-searched woman on the Internet this year, you would be horribly mistaken.

While it may have appeared to be the Year of Kate Upton behind closed doors between you and your computer monitor, she’s not even in the top 10! Inconceivable. (Here is a photo of Kate Upton to make up for the fact that she isn’t in this slideshow. You’re welcome.)

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This shocking news comes to us from CoedMagazine.com, which has analyzed Google’s search data to compile the 50 most-searched public figures and celebrities for the third year in a row.

Some of the results will delight you, some may surprise you, and at least two will disgust you — but numbers just don’t lie.

Here are the top 10 most searched women of 2012:

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  • 1.You still may not know who YouTube celebrity Lana Del Rey is, but she was the most popular woman on the Internet with 700 million views.
  • 2. Rihanna frequently posts pictures of herself topless on Instagram and Twitter, and she recently got back together with her woman-beater of an ex-boyfriend and felon Chis Brown, so it's not that surprising that "Rihanna" was searched over 500 million times.
  • 3. Cher. Yes, Cher was the third-highest searched woman of 2012 with nearly 400 million searches. Maybe it's a bunch of people scouring the news for their celeb death pools?
  • 4. Lady Gaga -- because, shenanigans.
  • 5. Ah, Britney Spears. She's been out of the spotlight for a while (and for good reason) but made a resurgence this year because of her $15 million "X-Factor" gig. It's nice to have you back, Britney -- and nearly 350 million Google hits hopefully ensure you are here to stay.
  • 6. Adele broke a bunch of musical records this year and has an amazing voice, so it's no wonder she was searched nearly 300 million times this year alone.
  • 7. Ugh. Why are people still Googling Madonna? If we want her to go away, we need to stop searching her 290 million times.
  • 8. All of Taylor Swift's boyfriends must have Googled to see what songs she wrote about them this year because that's the only explanation for why she was searched 288 million times.
  • 9. Jennifer Lopez is so very 1999, but she was still searched 285 million times this year.

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