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Face Off: Tricia Helfer vs. Jeri Ryan

Sep. 2, 2013by: Droz

Debby Ryan edged out a win over Selena Gomez in last week's Face Off. Sounds about right in my opinion. Selena is getting hotter as she matures, but she's still got her baby face. Then again, so does Debby. I suppose it's a matter of which baby face works better for you. For me, it's definitely Debby's.

Seeing Tricia Helfer looking so good at the RIDDICK premiere last week had me getting all nostalgic for sci-fi hotties from TV shows of the past. Hot female characters aren't exactly a rarity in sci-fi TV. They've all got at least one. Still, there haven't been very many who could compare with the phenomenon that Tricia and her fine, Cylon ass became back in the day. Going through the long list of sci-fi hotties to find one who made a similar impact, I can think of only one who could compare. You might remember her as the repatriated Borg drone Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager. We know her better today as Jeri Ryan. These are two hotties of similar intensity who had geeks sprouting stiffies every week. But which one is the hotter sci-fi TV babe for you?

Beauty

Both these ladies were models before they were actresses on high profile sci-fi shows, so it's a given that they'd be lookers. I'm sure those looks are at least half the reason they managed to get on their respective shows in the first place. That being said, on the beauty scale, I have to give Tricia the win. Even as someone not especially keen on blondes, I still found her a total stunner. Though I like her even more as a brunette. Her looks really did make her seem beyond human, which more than adequately set her apart, even from her fellow Cylons.

Jeri had the disadvantage of starting out as a Borg - a role that has never afforded anyone a pleasant-looking demeanor. Thankfully they cleaned her up later to a very pleasing degree.Still, her face has always been more of an interesting one than any I would call truly stunning. Sometimes she looks really amazing, sometimes not so much. Overall I'd call her pretty, but perhaps not as much as Tricia.

Body

If there was anything better than Tricia's beauty on BSG, it was how amazing her insane body looked in that red dress. Not only is her curvy yet fit frame going to go down in sci-fi hottie history, but also TV history in general. Like Jeri, her proportions were seemingly impossible. It was yet another feature about her that fit with the whole engineered machine storyline. She certainly looks like a perfectly crafted human/robot meld grown in a lab. That makes more sense than frequent trips to the gym and a vegetarian diet.

The Borg thing wasn't doing her looks any favors, but it says something about Jeri's phenomenal frame that she still looked bangable as a Borg - even with all the wires and shit all over her. Afterward when they gave her the silver body suit, her hotness went straight up to 11. When you think about it, letting Seven stroll around Voyager's decks in that outfit was a cruel thing to do to a ship full of sex-deprived Starfleet crewmen, stuck tens of thousands of lightyears from the nearest Alpha Quadrant trim. She was plenty fun for those of us playing at home though.

Hotness

Being hot in addition to looking good was a big part of what Tricia was up to both on BSG and afterward. She knows she's one of the sexiest things walking the Earth right now and she's fully prepared to milk that for all it can give. Some might look down on that sort of thing, but I wonder how people would react if they knew that the hottie from BSG turned into a prude once the camera's stopped rolling. Might take some of the magic away from that role. Knowing that Tricia's hotness endures years after that show went away makes the world a better place.

Jeri never seemed quite as concerned about showing off her hot body - not as much as Tricia anyway. Being a hot woman, she knows how to rock that body when the situation calls for it. Her ambitions to be a serious actress seem far more important to her. That was probably a lot harder to do on Star Trek, when she was obligated to wear those clothes that left very little to the imagination. Nowadays, her hotness is more implied rather than practiced and readily demonstrated.

Career

BSG was one of the best things ever to happen to sci-fi television, which makes it quite a feather in Tricia's cap. That was awhile ago though. Since then she's stuck with TV for the most part, doing a lot of single roles and a few recurring roles on various shows here and there. I don't think Tricia has found another role that could match the prominence of her role on BSG, but she's still keeping herself very much relevant as an actress and a hottie.

Jeri has had a pretty successful run on a number of shows since Voyager went off the air a whopping 13 years ago, among them Boston Public, Leverage and Body of Proof. While most of those shows have not really advanced her rep as a high profile sex symbol the way Voyager did, they have made her reputation as an actress. That's great for Jeri's career prospects, but I wouldn't mind seeing her in a skin tight outfit again, just for shits and giggles.

Tricia

Back in the 90s I would have thought that nothing could ever be as hot as Jeri Ryan in that silver bodysuit. Then Tricia Helfer came along with her skin tight dress and rewrote the book on hot sci-fi babes. While experience leaves me unprepared to call Tricia the be all and end all of sci-fi hottie potential, she is going to be a tough one to beat.

Just one man's opinion. What are your thoughts?
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12:23PM on 10/02/2013

As if it's Tricia

So sorry to all of those who got the answer wrong, but the correct answer was, of course, Jeri Ryan.
So sorry to all of those who got the answer wrong, but the correct answer was, of course, Jeri Ryan.
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11:24AM on 09/05/2013

Tricia All the Way

Tricia is fantastic and ages well.
Tricia is fantastic and ages well.
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7:19PM on 09/03/2013
I would go with Helfer. Ryan has a better body but Helfer has a much, much prettier face.
I would go with Helfer. Ryan has a better body but Helfer has a much, much prettier face.
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10:18AM on 09/03/2013

Tricia Yum!

By far Tricia is the one.
By far Tricia is the one.
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3:16AM on 09/03/2013
Definetly Jeri. She still looks good 16 years later, she's got better curves...plus she got me through puberty!
Definetly Jeri. She still looks good 16 years later, she's got better curves...plus she got me through puberty!
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12:00AM on 09/03/2013
This is the closest to impossible to decide I have ever seen in one of these matchups. I have literally been rereading, (and staring at the pictures,) for the past fifteen minutes. In the end, (no pun intended,) I've gotta go with Jeri Ryan by the smallest margin possible. They are both utterly fantastic, but since the point of this is choosing ONE, well, Jeri Ryan is a bit curvier so I gotta go with her. But man, was this a tough one! Good job, and the best part is, no matter which one of
This is the closest to impossible to decide I have ever seen in one of these matchups. I have literally been rereading, (and staring at the pictures,) for the past fifteen minutes. In the end, (no pun intended,) I've gotta go with Jeri Ryan by the smallest margin possible. They are both utterly fantastic, but since the point of this is choosing ONE, well, Jeri Ryan is a bit curvier so I gotta go with her. But man, was this a tough one! Good job, and the best part is, no matter which one of these chicks "wins" we ALL win!
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11:54PM on 09/02/2013

Jeri Ryan

I have to give the win to Jeri. Jeri is a little more curvy then Tricia witch I like. Jeri also wins on personality, Jeri seams to be one of us and is actually approachable.
I have to give the win to Jeri. Jeri is a little more curvy then Tricia witch I like. Jeri also wins on personality, Jeri seams to be one of us and is actually approachable.
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11:45PM on 09/02/2013

Tricia Helfer, but it's a tough call

I could have gone either way, but Tricia finally took it for me.
I could have gone either way, but Tricia finally took it for me.
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5:09PM on 09/02/2013
I'd go for Tricia cause it also means we could probably get Katee Sackhoff to join in.
I'd go for Tricia cause it also means we could probably get Katee Sackhoff to join in.
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6:08PM on 09/02/2013
I'd buy that for a a dollar!!!
I'd buy that for a a dollar!!!
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4:38PM on 09/02/2013
Jeri Ryan
Jeri Ryan
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3:49PM on 09/02/2013

Tricia Helfer

Tricia Helfer without a doubt, she is ridiculously hot, and she has a damn near perfect body still, despite her age. Jeri Ryan is good looking, but she doesn't look hotter than most woman half her age in my opinion, and Tricia Helfer does for sure. Also, it is hard to say because she is 6 years older than Tricia, but I think so far Tricia Helfer looks more well preserved than Jeri Ryan. Then there is the undeniable fact that Tricia Helfer has some excellent nude work under her belt, and not
Tricia Helfer without a doubt, she is ridiculously hot, and she has a damn near perfect body still, despite her age. Jeri Ryan is good looking, but she doesn't look hotter than most woman half her age in my opinion, and Tricia Helfer does for sure. Also, it is hard to say because she is 6 years older than Tricia, but I think so far Tricia Helfer looks more well preserved than Jeri Ryan. Then there is the undeniable fact that Tricia Helfer has some excellent nude work under her belt, and not just from a long time ago in her early career no, her best nude work was for playboy in 2007, and those are some truly epic nude photos in terms of celebrities doing playboy. Jeri Ryan on ther other hand has no nude work to her name that I know of, and to me, that is an important factor in measuring such things as this. So again, I say Tricia Helfer without a shadow of a doubt is the hottest hottie of these two hotties.
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3:25PM on 09/02/2013
OH GOD!! this is just like Sophie's Choice !!!
the woman I watched growing up through my teens v the woman I perved on in my 20's god damn its a tough decision.... I say bikini mud fight to decide it!
OH GOD!! this is just like Sophie's Choice !!!
the woman I watched growing up through my teens v the woman I perved on in my 20's god damn its a tough decision.... I say bikini mud fight to decide it!
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2:59PM on 09/02/2013

Ryan...Ryan

I would pick Jeri Ryan...I will admit its a close race,.
I would pick Jeri Ryan...I will admit its a close race,.
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2:41PM on 09/02/2013

Nope

Ryan wins this one.
Ryan wins this one.
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2:19PM on 09/02/2013

Tricia Helfer

For the The Black Keys Howlin' For You video alone. :D
For the The Black Keys Howlin' For You video alone. :D
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2:00PM on 09/02/2013

Jeri

I had the biggest crush on her growing up watching her on Voyager, and she's still damn hot and aging very well!
Tricia's character on Battlestar had to be one of the most annoying storylines in the history of sci-fi for me.
I had the biggest crush on her growing up watching her on Voyager, and she's still damn hot and aging very well!
Tricia's character on Battlestar had to be one of the most annoying storylines in the history of sci-fi for me.
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1:08PM on 09/02/2013

tricia

She's gorgeous!
She's gorgeous!
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12:53PM on 09/02/2013
Jeri Ryan, quite easily.
Jeri Ryan, quite easily.
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11:38AM on 09/02/2013
Jeri Ryan for me. She did a guest star role in Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Season 10, I think) in which she was smokin' hot.
Jeri Ryan for me. She did a guest star role in Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Season 10, I think) in which she was smokin' hot.
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10:46AM on 09/02/2013
I wouldn't have thought to stack these two against each other, pretty inspired choice of face-off - and Helfer takes it easily. Probably because I didn't watch any Voyager and did see a bit of re-imagined Battlestar Galactica,
I wouldn't have thought to stack these two against each other, pretty inspired choice of face-off - and Helfer takes it easily. Probably because I didn't watch any Voyager and did see a bit of re-imagined Battlestar Galactica,
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9:56AM on 09/02/2013
Tricia Helfer
Tricia Helfer
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9:54AM on 09/02/2013
Helfer by a wide margin
Helfer by a wide margin
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9:50AM on 09/02/2013
I'm a huge Star Trek fan, but I still have to say Tricia. No doubt. She's amazing.
I'm a huge Star Trek fan, but I still have to say Tricia. No doubt. She's amazing.
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7:28AM on 09/02/2013
I have to disagree on that one. They both are pretty much equal. A threesome with those two would be heavenly but about as likely as winning the lottery twice.
I have to disagree on that one. They both are pretty much equal. A threesome with those two would be heavenly but about as likely as winning the lottery twice.
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4:35AM on 09/02/2013
Tricia, easily. I've never been a huge fan of Jeri.
Tricia, easily. I've never been a huge fan of Jeri.
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3:38AM on 09/02/2013
Jerri Ryan gets a tick in every box.
Jerri Ryan gets a tick in every box.
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