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The 10 most Googled Aussies revealed

Google has just released the 10 most searched Australians of 2017.

From actors and athletes to criminals, TV hosts and reality show stars, Daily Mail takes a look at stars who the public couldn’t seem to get enough of this year.

According to Mumbrella, Google unveiled the data this week with some very surprising results.

 

From athletes to models, TV hosts, criminals, actors and Bachelor stars: The 10 most Googled Aussies have been revealed… but can YOU guess who topped the list?

According to Statcounter, Google remains the preferred search engine for Australians.

Fidget spinners, North Korea, Melbourne Cup and Amazon Australia piqued searchers’ interest in 2017, while many asked ‘how to vote for gay marriage?’ and ‘how to buy Bitcoin?’

Global stars who were searched by Aussies, included Harvey Weinstein, Ed Sheeran, Gal Gadot, Pippa Middleton and Boy George, but here are the home-grown stars that stole the spotlight and topped searches.

10. Amber Sherlock

LEAKED! The Nine weather presenter and newsreader made headlines across the globe this year thanks to her infamous 'jacketgate' row with reporter Julie Snook in January

LEAKED! The Nine weather presenter and newsreader made headlines across the globe this year thanks to her infamous ‘jacketgate’ row with reporter Julie Snook in January

The Nine weather presenter and newsreader made headlines across the globe this year thanks to her infamous ‘jacketgate’ row with reporter Julie Snook in January. 

In a leaked off-air incident, Amber Sherlock was seen demanding her co-host to ‘go and grab a jacket’ to avoid all three guests on the panel from wearing white on-screen. 

Speaking to her producer, Amber said: ‘I need Julie to put a jacket on because we’re all in white. I asked her before we came on… Julie you need to put a jacket on.’ 

Going global: The incident sparked a massive wave of social media backlash, with the incident later featuring on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show in America

Going global: The incident sparked a massive wave of social media backlash, with the incident later featuring on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show in America

Julie defended herself, insisting she had not had time to change out of her outfit, but Amber refused to back down, replying: ‘Come on I told you two hours ago.’ 

Julie is soon given a black blazer and the pair go on with the broadcast as if the tense conversation never occurred. 

The incident sparked a massive wave of social media backlash, with the incident later featuring on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show in America.

In a massive tell-all interview with The Daily Telegraph, the Nine News reporter admitted she ‘possibly overreacted’ and had apologised to Julie. 

9. Katherine Langford

Online success! The Perth-born native took the world by storm with her debut performance as Hannah Baker in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why

Online success! The Perth-born native took the world by storm with her debut performance as Hannah Baker in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why

Screen star: After launching on the streaming service in April, the binge-worthy teen drama was slammed for its vivid depictions of suicide and rape on screen

Screen star: After launching on the streaming service in April, the binge-worthy teen drama was slammed for its vivid depictions of suicide and rape on screen

The Perth-born native took the world by storm with her debut performance as Hannah Baker in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.

The 21-year-old became Hollywood’s latest It Girl after starring in the controversial mini-series with singer Selena Gomez as the executive producer.

After launching on the streaming service in April, the binge-worthy teen drama was slammed for its vivid depictions of suicide and rape on screen.

Shining bright: This month she was given a Golden Globes nomination for the role and is set to star in season two, as well as other feature films in 2018

Shining bright: This month she was given a Golden Globes nomination for the role and is set to star in season two, as well as other feature films in 2018

However, during her first TV interview, Katherine claimed she was ‘proud’ of how the show has addressed the hard-hitting topics and told Jimmy Fallon: ‘Of course there’s controversy… I think things like these instigate discussion, which is the important part.’

This month she was given a Golden Globes nomination for the role and is set to star in season two, as well as other feature films in 2018.

8. Paul Hogan

Legend: He's the Australian actor best known for his role in Crocodile Dundee and his infamous line 'throw another shrimp on the barbie' in the 1984 tourism ad

Legend: He’s the Australian actor best known for his role in Crocodile Dundee and his infamous line ‘throw another shrimp on the barbie’ in the 1984 tourism ad

He’s the Australian actor best known for his role in Crocodile Dundee and his infamous line ‘throw another shrimp on the barbie’ in the 1984 tourism ad. 

 In February, Paul made headlines as Channel Seven released a two-part biopic called ‘Hoges’ which detailed the 77-year-old’s life to date.

It focused on Paul’s long relationship with ex-wife Noelene and the impact of his relationship with Crocodile Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski. 

His life story: In February, Paul made headlines as Channel Seven released a two-part biopic called 'Hoges' which detailed the 77-year-old's life to date

His life story: In February, Paul made headlines as Channel Seven released a two-part biopic called ‘Hoges’ which detailed the 77-year-old’s life to date

How funny! The veteran movie star posed with Bachelorette Sophie Monk at the AACTA awards in Sydney earlier this month, with her boyfriend Stu Laundy jokingly warning 'hands off Hoges' in the caption

How funny! The veteran movie star posed with Bachelorette Sophie Monk at the AACTA awards in Sydney earlier this month, with her boyfriend Stu Laundy jokingly warning ‘hands off Hoges’ in the caption

In March, Paul slammed the Australian Tax Office after claims he had paid out ‘tens of millions of dollars’ in a bid to end an almost decade-long dispute over unpaid tax. 

The veteran movie star posed with Bachelorette Sophie Monk at the AACTA awards in Sydney earlier this month, with her boyfriend Stu Laundy jokingly warning ‘hands off Hoges’ in the caption. 

7.  Lisa Wilkinson

After-shock searches? It's been a BIG year for journalist Lisa Wilkinson, with plenty of moments becoming Google-worthy for eager searchers, including her resignation from Nine's Today show after a decade co-hosting alongside Karl Stefanovic

After-shock searches? It’s been a BIG year for journalist Lisa Wilkinson, with plenty of moments becoming Google-worthy for eager searchers, including her resignation from Nine’s Today show after a decade co-hosting alongside Karl Stefanovic

Ouch! Lisa broke her arm after slipping on a wet bathroom floor during an Italian holiday in July, with the media personality recently revealing the fall almost resulted in something more permanent

Ouch! Lisa broke her arm after slipping on a wet bathroom floor during an Italian holiday in July, with the media personality recently revealing the fall almost resulted in something more permanent

It’s been a BIG year for journalist Lisa Wilkinson, with plenty of moments becoming Google-worthy for eager searchers.

She’s been in the public eye all year as part of her former hosting gig on Nine’s breakfast show Today. 

However, her personal life deemed just as fascinating, with a holiday injury in July, a renewal of her vows to husband Peter FitzSimons in October and a shock resignation from the Today show the same month.

Happy days! Lisa renewed her vows to husband Peter FitzSimons in October

Happy days! Lisa renewed her vows to husband Peter FitzSimons in October

Lisa broke her arm after slipping on a wet bathroom floor during an Italian holiday in July, with the media personality recently revealing the fall almost resulted in something more permanent.    

It was reported Lisa quit Today over pay negotiations, jumping ship from her 10-year stint with co-host Karl Stefanovic to Channel Ten’s The Project in the new year.

6. Cassie Sainsbury   

Busted! Cassie Sainsbury made headlines when security at Bogota's El Dorado International Airport found cocaine in the packaging of 18 headphones in Sainsbury's luggage

Busted! Cassie Sainsbury made headlines when security at Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport found cocaine in the packaging of 18 headphones in Sainsbury’s luggage

Sentenced: The Adelaide drug mule has been sentenced to six years behind bars in Colombia after a judge agreed to a plea deal

Sentenced: The Adelaide drug mule has been sentenced to six years behind bars in Colombia after a judge agreed to a plea deal

Cassie Sainsbury made headlines when security at Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport found cocaine in the packaging of 18 headphones in Sainsbury’s luggage.

The Adelaide drug mule has been sentenced to six years behind bars in Colombia after a judge agreed to a plea deal.

The 22-year-old was initially sentenced to 30 years in prison for trying to smuggle 5.8kgs of cocaine out of the country in April.

Sainsbury is teaching English inside the prison and with time already served, plus her work in jail, she could be released in as little as three years, 9News reports.  

She was caught following a tip-off from the the United States Drug Enforcement Agency. She has now spent eight months behind bars at Bogota Women’s Prison.

5. Dustin Martin

Stellar season! Richmond AFL athlete Dustin Martin has had an impressive season on the field, being awarded NINE awards and accolades this year

Stellar season! Richmond AFL athlete Dustin Martin has had an impressive season on the field, being awarded NINE awards and accolades this year

Private life: He's also been pictured partying it up with Dane Swan and his tattoos were likened to direct replicas of singer Justin Bieber's

Private life: He’s also been pictured partying it up with Dane Swan and his tattoos were likened to direct replicas of singer Justin Bieber’s

He’s the footy superstar who plays for AFL team the Tigers as a midfielder.

Richmond athlete Dustin Martin has had an impressive season on the field, being awarded NINE awards and accolades this year.

The 26-year-old won the league’s highest individual honour, the Brownlow Medal, with a record 36 votes, and also won the Leigh Matthews Trophy, the AFL Coaches Association’s Champion Player of the Year, his second All-Australian selection, a premiership and the Norm Smith Medal as the best afield in the 2017 AFL Grand Final, among other achievements. 

He’s also been pictured partying it up with Dane Swan and his tattoos were likened to direct replicas of singer Justin Bieber’s.

4. Ben McCormack

A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack is preparing for an uncertain future - after he was suspended from his role as a journalist for Channel Nine in April following being charged with two counts of using a carriage service to transmit, publish or promote child pornography

A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack is preparing for an uncertain future – after he was suspended from his role as a journalist for Channel Nine in April following being charged with two counts of using a carriage service to transmit, publish or promote child pornography

Sentenced: Earlier this month Ben had been sentenced to a three year good behaviour bond and ordered to pay $1000 after a court heard he was a victim of child sexual abuse and obsessively fantasised about a period in his life when he was a young boy

Sentenced: Earlier this month Ben had been sentenced to a three year good behaviour bond and ordered to pay $1000 after a court heard he was a victim of child sexual abuse and obsessively fantasised about a period in his life when he was a young boy

A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack is preparing for an uncertain future – after he was suspended from his role as a journalist for Channel Nine in April following being charged with two counts of using a carriage service to transmit, publish or promote child pornography. 

Police raided the A Current Affairs offices at the Nine Network studios at Willoughby in Sydney’s north on April 4. 

McCormack pleaded guilty to two counts of using a carriage service to promote, publish or transmit child pornography in September. 

Earlier this month Ben had been sentenced to a three year good behaviour bond and ordered to pay $1000 after a court heard he was a victim of child sexual abuse and obsessively fantasised about a period in his life when he was a young boy. 

Co-host Tracy Grimshaw broke her silence last week about the A Current Affair team’s reaction after the reporter was charged by police. 

Tracy said she had hoped Ben was simply a victim of a police mistake, but then saw excerpts of messages from his online discussions. 

‘When he called himself a ‘proud pedo’ who was attracted to boys aged 7-13 years old, I realised it was no mistake by the police, she said on A Current Affair.

‘How could he do that? It was horrifying.’ 

3. Schapelle Corby

Released: The convicted drug smuggler has been enjoying being back in Australia as a free woman since May after being serving more than nine years in a Balinese jail and three years on parole

Released: The convicted drug smuggler has been enjoying being back in Australia as a free woman since May after being serving more than nine years in a Balinese jail and three years on parole

The convicted drug smuggler has been enjoying being back in Australia as a free woman since May after being serving more than nine years in a Balinese jail and three years on parole. 

Schapelle Corby, now 40, sent media on a wild goose chase through the streets of Brisbane as she changed her flight plans at the last-minute and appeared to leave the airport in one of 12 black vehicles that left in different directions.

Corby’s dramatic homecoming brings an end to a saga that began nearly 13 years ago, when the then-beauty therapist landed in Bali for a holiday with family and friends. 

Her life was forever changed the moment a customs officer lifted 4.2kg of top-quality marijuana from her boogie board bag the afternoon of October 8, 2004. 

Joining Instagram, the social media app that didn’t exist in 2004, Schapelle has quickly garnered 193,000 followers on her public profile.

2. Kate Fischer

Stunner! Kate Fischer rose to fame in 1987 after winning Dolly magazine's modelling competition and went on to become a successful model and actress 

Stunner! Kate Fischer rose to fame in 1987 after winning Dolly magazine’s modelling competition and went on to become a successful model and actress 

Past romance: She was once engaged to wealthy businessman James Packer in the 90s, with her past likely of interest this year when he split from singer Mariah Carey

Past romance: She was once engaged to wealthy businessman James Packer in the 90s, with her past likely of interest this year when he split from singer Mariah Carey

Kate Fischer rose to fame in 1987 after winning Dolly magazine’s modelling competition.

She went on to become a successful model and actress and was once engaged to wealthy businessman James Packer in the 90s.

However, she made headlines this year after appearing on Channel Ten’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! as Tziporah.

Name change:  In late 2016 she announced she had legally changed her name to Jewish name Tziporah Atarah Malkah, with many fans seemingly confused by the name change while watching her appear on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! this year

Name change:  In late 2016 she announced she had legally changed her name to Jewish name Tziporah Atarah Malkah, with many fans seemingly confused by the name change while watching her appear on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! this year

In late 2016 she announced she had legally changed her name to Jewish name Tziporah Atarah Malkah, with many fans seemingly confused by the name change while watching the show.

Following her stint on the reality show filmed in the jungle, she has also revealed an impressive 19kg weight loss.

‘I call it the love diet,’ a ‘close friend’ told Woman’s Day after announcing her relationship to Guy Vasey in June.

1. Sophie Monk

She's NUMBER ONE! Sophie Monk appears to have found more than love this year, with her media profile sky-rocketing as she has now been revealed as the most-searched Australian of 2017

She’s NUMBER ONE! Sophie Monk appears to have found more than love this year, with her media profile sky-rocketing as she has now been revealed as the most-searched Australian of 2017

Picking millionaire Stu Laundy as her boyfriend from the provided suitors on The Bachelorette, her relationship has been clouded by rumours of a premature split as he remains married but separated from his ex-wife

Picking millionaire Stu Laundy as her boyfriend from the provided suitors on The Bachelorette, her relationship has been clouded by rumours of a premature split as he remains married but separated from his ex-wife

Sophie Monk appears to have found more than love this year, with her media profile sky-rocketing as she has now been revealed as the most-searched Australian of 2017.

She became the first-ever celebrity to volunteer to become a Bachelorette on the hit match-making series.

Interest in the blonde bombshell’s past as a Bardot singer, aspiring actress and radio star was unearthed prior to her stint on the reality show. 

Sophie’s unlucky-in-love past was also of interest, having been engaged four times, including two high-profile engagements to Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden, 38, and US-based French businessman and millionaire, Jimmy Esebag, 55. 

Picking millionaire Stu Laundy as her boyfriend from the provided suitors on The Bachelorette, her relationship has been clouded by rumours of a premature split as he remains married but separated from his ex-wife.

Since appearing on the show, she’s appeared on UberEats commercials, presented awards at the ARIAs and AACTAs and will host Nine’s Love Island in 2018.

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