A Paleo Academy Award, also known as a "Loren", is an accolade bestowed upon influential members of the paleo community. Here are the candidates who have already been mentioned in this fall's buzz. Who's missing? Nominate any other candidates below. The list will be updated in real time by a volunteer editor/dummy (i.e. me). Voting by The Academy (i.e. paleohackers) will commence on December 16th.
Most influential figure, male
Most influential figure, female
Hottest body, male
-Erwan Le Corre
Hottest body, female
-Melissa McEwen (0.68 WHR)
Most controversial figure
-Matt Stone -ItstheWoo
Book of the year 2010/2011
-Perfect Health Diet
-The Paleo Solution -Wheat Belly
Best new paleo phrase
-Nipple massage / Nipple message
-Wall Street -The American Heart Association
Most influential not-quite-paleo figure
Lifetime achievement award
-Raw Food SOS (Denise Minger)
-Evolvify (Andrew Badenoch)
-Hunt Gather Love (Melissa McEwen)
Paleohacks Hack of the Year
-Nominate a hack here!
I would like to nominate Nipple Massage as best new Paleo phrase. It's not new but it definitely can be used in a variety of ways. Actually, it works very nicely with your current suggestions! Examples:
And, well.. Paleo Babby and nipple massage are pretty much perfect together like almond butter and chocolate.
For hottest female, you forgot to include the newest paleo celeb, Inga W. ;-)
Most controversial figure - gotta go with my boy Dr. Stephan "The Kid Gloves Are Off" Guyenet. Concurrently elucidates Food Reward Theory and bitch slaps Gary "I'm a douche for cutting in front of Aravind at AHS11" Taubes and the Carb-Insulin Hypothesis
Ex-communicated Paleo Hacker you wish was was back
Best animal in a supporting role
Paleo transformation story that tugs on your heart the most
Honeybadger (Kurt Harris)
The Kracken (Mat Lalonde)
Kumar and Kumar (Kamal and Aravind)
-?? I'm sure there are some other good nicknames out there...
Additional nominee for best blog post
Quilt's how the leptin rx works http://jackkruse.com/how-does-the-leptin-rx-work/
Huge oversight, Kamal. Where is The Kraken?
You are forgiven this transgression, however, for the awesome thread and awesomeness in general. I expect to see The LaLonde on this list STAT :D
Evelyn from Carbsane is way more controversial than all those people, she should definitely be on the nominees list.
...and hottest bod goes to Denise and her 36 pack
One of these things is NOT like the others....hmmmm. Wonder which one it could be?
Blog post of the year nominee: The Why are we Hungry? series by J Stanton, Gnolls.org, particularly part VII, "Why Do We Ever Stop Eating?" (I also think Paleo 2.0 by K Harris was awesome)