That year Amanda, who was in the hearts of most, was recognized as No. 1.
There has also been a group of people recognized. When Newport Beach City Councilman Dick Nichols stuck his foot in his mouth and complained of the "Mexicans invading the grass at our local shores," you can imagine the uproar it caused. That year we recognized Mexicans.
But with all that said, here's where you, our readers, come into play. Each year we struggle to determine the most deserving. At the publication of the section we do a follow-up and ask you how we did? Who did we miss? Who was on it that shouldn't have been?