Robert Pattinson Named 'E!'s Celebrity of the Year & Here's Why He Deserves It

Robert PattinsonHey, RPattz and Twilight fans, here's a bit of news that might make your day (even your year). Robert Pattinson was just named E!'s celebrity of the year! And it wasn't a panel of "experts" who picked him for this, er, extremely coveted title -- it was you! Yep, you!

E! began with 64 stars, and then over the last five weeks, the fans narrowed down the list to pick the ultimate winner. Two hotties who are best known for playing vampires were the finalists: RPattz, obviously, and Ian Somerhalder, best known for playing Damon Salvatore on Vampire Diaries. Yet again, it seems that vampires have ruled another year of our entertainment lives.

Not only that, Robert has won this title three years in a row. Can't say much for fans' originality, but it goes to show what kind of staying power Rob has. So, just for kicks, let's take a look back at RPattz 2012!


1.) In October 2012, Robert was voted by Glamour UK as the World's Sexiest Man. Can't really argue with that one now, can you?

2.) He won the "Ultimate Choice Award" at the Teen Choice Awards for Breaking Dawn: Part 1 back in July. But then he made everyone freak out even more by giving the award to the fans in the audience. Gee, what a stand-up guy!

3.) He got a Madame Tussaud wax figure made in his liking this year! Even though fans' reaction to what the end result was may have been filled with disappointment and bewilderment ...

4.) Of course he had a banner year at the box office, starting with the release of Breaking Dawn: Part 2, signaling the end of his involvement with the Twilight saga, which made him a household name, as well as a boatload of money.

5.) No matter what you think of the whole Kristen Stewart cheating scandal, RPattz handled the whole thing with class. So much media scrutiny yet he still seems like a decent guy? No wonder he's the Top Celeb of 2012!

6.) He also tried to branch out this year professionally with the release of Bel Ami and Cosmopolis, proving he's more than a one-trick vampire pony.

7.) In even bigger RPattz news from 2012: He shaved his head.

8.) We even got to see "Rob" dance "Gangnam Style", combining 2012's biggest phenomena ... well, this is close enough, isn't it?

9.) RPattz is so freakin' famous, a Twi-Hard married a cardboard cutout of the actor in Las Vegas. Um, yeah ...

10.) Since Rob turned 26 this year, here's a roundup of sexy RPattz pics in honor of the day back on May 13, 2012. What a blessed day! Congrats on all that you've achieved this year, Rob!

Are you surprised RPattz won E!'s Celebrity of the Year for the third year in a row?


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