Can You Be Both Pretty and Smart?

We answer the age-old question, and provide celebrity proof to back it up

smart celebrity alicia keys

Coming in at No. 14: Alicia Keys

Smart stats:

• She began playing classical music on the piano at age seven. Can you say prodigy?

• She attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, and her grades were so good that she was allowed to graduate as valedictorian of her class at the age of 16.

• She received a scholarship to Columbia University, which she gave up to pursue her music career.

If I had to choose between Alicia Keys’ looks and smarts, I would definitely pick her looks. No, her smarts. Ugh, who am I kidding — her voice is the clear winner in this battle.