Ernest (or anyone/everyone), What do you think the difference between Des Moines and Santa Monica or other settings would would be?
For example, I would think that if the racial mix was more heterogeneous, the number of people named (for both boys and girls) would be larger and the most frequently named person's total number would be less.
Ernest, being from Australia, would be unlikely to know the differences between the two locales. I'd think Santa Monica would have more 'beautiful people', but I wouldn't know how much of a percent of the total they'd make.
Figure 20% would get the majority of the votes, likely evenly spread. Each school as a 'most attractive girl' (usually the one with the biggest boobs and an attractive face), but in a decent sized school, there'd be bound to be a decent amount of competition for the honor.
A large number would get at least a couple of votes (girlfriends, GF's friends, etc.), but few would break out.
For guys, figure the 'stars' (footballs and basketball players) would score near the top. Anyone in the film industry would rank high (both because they're naturally attractive and they'd be more easily recognizable). Large guys (and girls) would score higher than short folk, and those stats are more easily identified.
You might also have specific favorites (most popular white girl, Hispanic girl, black girl, etc.).
Sterling, I think you'd find a large amount of people (say 20%) would receive ZERO votes. HS can be a horrible place for fragile egos.