Robert Pattinson Beats Kristen Stewart in Celeb of the Year Contest

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People prefer Robert Pattinson over Kristen Stewart, according to E! Online’s Celeb of the Year competition.

The final Twilight film hits theaters next year, so Rob and Kristen are both trying to move on to other projects. It seemed like Kristen would have the more successful post-Twilight movie career based on all the attention her movie Snow White and the Huntsman has already been getting, but apparently Rob is still the most popular half of the couple.

Last year E! Online held the same Celeb of the Year bracket competition, and the results were the same – voters whittled a large field of stars down to just Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. And just like last year, Rob beat his girlfriend to win the title, which comes with $25,000 to donate to the charity of his choice.

Even though Kristen didn’t win, she did beat out a ton of other big names – celebrity couple Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were part of the competition, as were royal sisters Pippa and Kate Middleton. She also had to beat buzzed-about stars Kim Kardashian, Charlie Sheen, and Lady Gaga. In all, there were 64 celebs in the competition.

Robert Pattinson should be feeling good after winning the contest–the fact that he hasn’t become less popular could signify that fans will be willing to watch his future films. He’s got a new movie entitled Bel Ami coming out next year that he’s hoping will help him break away from his beloved vampire character, and Twilight fans might not like who he transforms into in that film. In Bel Ami he plays a playboy who takes on three different mistresses in an effort to climb the social ladder in Paris during the late 1800s. His mistresses will be played by Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, and Kristin Scott Thomas. So instead of competing with another man for the affection of one woman like Edward Cullen does in the Twilight movies, he’s going to have three women competing for him (Twi-hards might not like this concept as much).

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson still could be in trouble next year – a recent poll revealed that The Hunger Games is the most anticipated movie of 2012, not Breaking Dawn – Part 2. So will next year’s Celeb of the Year be Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, or Josh Hutcherson? It will certainly be interesting to see if any of these celebs become just as big as Kristen or Rob.

So what do you think – will the couple be just as popular next year, or will fans flock to The Hunger Games and lose interest in Edward and Bella?

Check out the trailer for Bel Ami below.

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