In the very first use of our Hotness Ranking Machine, we had it calculate the attractiveness of Slovakia’s newly elected president, Zuzana Čaputová. And she is the perfect example of why this machine is so important. If we were ranking her, we’d probably succumb to political bias and give her points because her election represented a victory against ethnonationalism. But machines don’t have feelings, except for the T1 model in Terminator 2, and (maybe) Wall-E.
Here is everything you need to know about Zuzana Čaputová:
- She has been called the “Erin Brockovich of Slovakia” because she spent a decade campaigning to shut down an illegal toxic waste dump in her hometown. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court! (Of Slovakia.)
- She won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2016. And while we haven’t checked, they probably don’t give it out for hurting the environment.
- Her campaign slogan was “Let’s fight evil together,” which is better than the slogan “Let’s give in to evil,” but not as good as the slogan, “I will fight evil alone; don’t even worry about it.”
- She is the first female president of Slovakia! But Slovakia has only had five presidents, so.
- She is also Slovakia’s youngest president ever, but again, there have only been five.