But, in our humble opinion, none of the above had as many standout moments as our honorary Canadian, Paulina Gretzky. Sure, the Duchess of Cambridge had a baby and JLaw won an Oscar, but can those achievements really compare to the scandalous-filled year that the Great One's daughter had? We think not.
Just hear us out: The 23-year-old budding singer almost shut down Instagram with her racy bikini photos, posed for her first Maxim cover, caused controversy with her "I'm not Canadian" comments and shocked the world when she announced her engagement to pro golfer Dustin Johnson.
So, in honour of Paulina's stellar year, we take a look at her most scandalous moments of 2013:
1. Covers Flare Magazine
In what we're sure was a controversial decision at the Flare offices, Paulina covered the magazine's January 2013 issue and talked about the sexy Instagram photos that made her famous.
"I think that a couple of pictures sparked an interest," she said. "They acted as if I was doing frontal, like, nudity and that didn't feel right."
2. Caught Making Out With Dustin Johnson
After being single for a while, Paulina broke men's hearts when she was snapped having a heavy make out sesh with the pro golfer. Sorry, dudes!
3. Her Bikinis Started Getting Smaller
Yes, that bikini.
4. And Smaller.
We were almost left speechless.
5. Her Confidence Grew
And her Instagram followers surged.
6. She Let Us See Her Nerdy Side
7. She Wore The Shortest Shorts Known to Mankind
And she was still able to party like a rock star.
8. She Got Engaged!
And she wasn't afraid to flaunt her massive diamond ring. But we had to wonder: Did fiancé Dustin Johnson have to match her diamond to her bikinis?
9. She Wore The Tightest Pants Ever
How did she breathe in those? How??
10. She Posed Without Makeup!
And she still looked flawless sitting First Class on a plane.
11. She Made A Video. In A Bikini.
12. She Landed Her First Maxim Cover
And told the magazine that while she respects Canada (where dad Wayne is from), she considers herself American.
13. She Attended Her First Major Red Carpet
We're still not sure why she co-presented an award to Justin Timberlake at the 2013 American Music Awards, but she looked fab.
14. She Made Friends With Drake