My apologies for taking so long to get around to it, smacaskill, who suggested Annet Mahendru for this week's "Hottie Report Card" student. I figured now would be a good time to around to it, as it's the week of the season finale of THE AMERICANS, which she stars on. If you haven't seen the show, chances are you have no idea who Mahendru is, and that's okay. We'll get to know her a little better by ranking her assets in the most superficial way possible! Let's get to it, shall we?
Annet was born in Afghanistan and is Russian-Indian, which makes her the perfect fit for a show with a premise like THE AMERICANS. This means she's beautiful in an exotic way, although some might pass her off as mix between Victoria Justice and Penelope Cruz, and by "some", I mean me. Clearly, she's cute, and her smile is adorable, but it may take a couple more photoshoots with tequila involved before I can officially label her "sexy" in this department.
Despite having not seen much of Mahendru's work, I already consider myself a fan of this foreigner's fanny. It's got a nice shape to it, but it's not overwhelming and looks to be in top form. Considering the unfortunately limited selection of magazine spreads from this actress, at least there are plenty of butt shots. And if you've kept up with THE AMERICANS, you know she's completely comfortable showing it off on camera. Many photographers seem to prefer viewing her from the profile angle. Can't say that's a bad choice.
When it comes to this part of Mahendru's resume, my opinion is extremely flip-floppy. On the one hand, given her natural brand beauty all around, you would think the sight of her topless would make you melt to your feet, or possibly blow up. On the other hand, she seems to keep the attention off of her perky, shall we say, "Russian spies" by keeping them locked away and deverting our attention more to her ass. Then again, we're talking about an up-and-coming actress here, so she has plenty of years ahead to show those hostage-held hooters the light of day.
If there's one hottie subject Annet should really consider for her hottie major in hottie college, it's "fitness". This is one woman whose bikini beach visits I'll be keeping an eye out for. As to whether or not she makes a serious effort to keep herself in good shape, I have no idea. Could be a diet of fishheads, could be barbecue roadkill. It's anyone's guess, but whatever it is you're doing, Annet, keep it up... Unless it's Arby's. That's gross.
When I discovered that Mahendru is 24-years-old, I was quite surprised, because all I had ever seen her in was the Disneyland-set, black & white sci-fi-horror-WTF-comedy ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW (2013). The reason being is she looks like a teenager in that film, which is probably what they were trying to pull off. Of course, this may also be due to the movie taking a long time to released. However, she looks her age in THE AMERICANS, which has garnered a fan following since it began airing early last year. From what I've seen, it's an intriguingly edgy show with some very interesting characters, including Annet's role as "Nina". Hopefully, we'll get to see her blossom into a bigger star, and it looks like she's on a steady track, but for now, her career gets a C+ from me.
Since Annet's a fairly new face, there haven't been a whole lot of opportunities to get to know her through bullshit talk shows or re-edited magazine interviews. Hmph. She is, however, very attached to the social media game. Of course, she's got her Tweeter, her Fastbook, her Instantgram, her YouTub channel, and her Tumblr account, which is filled with 99% poetry. The fact that she's an Afghan-born Russian-Indian who writes poems in English as a hobby is pretty badass, and kind of makes me dig her a lot more. Due to Mahendru's outgoing behavior and spiritual attitude, I have a hunch she would be humble and friendly person to run into, but hopefully her growth in popularity won't alter that too much. If you ever get stuck in an elevator with this hottie, I suggest reciting one of her poems to her. She'll either be flattered, or she'll scream. Either way, it's an interaction.