25 Girls You Were Crushing On in 2002

Ten years ago was a tumultuous time, to say the least. As a country, we were busy dealing with the war in Afghanistan, an increasingly unsteady economy, constant homeland security scares, and even a crazed East Coast sniper. But, as luck would have it, that year we also had a fantastic crop of sexy celebs to crush on. In tough times, it’s always helpful to have a hot distraction.

1 Kristin Kreuk

The Canadian, half-Dutch/half-Chinese beauty was arguably the most beautiful woman on TV to guys going through puberty at the time. As Lana Lang, Clark Kent’s love interest, Kristin’s infectious smile was like kryptonite to hoards of loyal comic book aficionados and teen boys.