Taylor Swift is the hottest new star of 2009, according to an online poll.
The country sensation has enjoyed a phenomenal year, winning a host of awards and landing her first movie role — in Valentine's Day alongside rumoured ex-boyfriend Taylor Lautner.
And nearly 60,000 visitors to
ranked the country sensation the pick of 2009's breakthrough stars, ahead of British singing sensation Susan Boyle and Lady Gaga.
The Kardashian clan — sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe — came in fourth, ahead of
star Chris Pine, who rounds out the top five.