Hot for Words: ‘Animal Magnetism’ Uncontrollably Hot and Sexy

Marina Orlova ‘Hot for Words’ explains the etymological background of “Animal Magnetism.”

Who is the YouTube ‘Hot for Words’ girl?
Marina Orlova (born 10 December 1980) is a Russian philologist, etymologist, and author who has become an Internet celebrity, hosting one of the most popular channels on YouTube — — and a corresponding website — She also hosts a bi-weekly radio show on Maxim Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio. Marina’s YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers.

The channel became active in February 2007, at a time when, Orlova said, “everybody was uploading cleavage”. Orlova has since been voted “World’s #1 Sexiest Geek” in Wired Magazine’s “Sexy Geek of the Year Contest” contest. G4 TV has listed Orlova among its “Hot Women of the Net” on several occasions, and Cosmopolitan Magazine has identified her as the “most subscribed to YouTube guru”. Orlova appeared on the cover of the November 2009 issue of Mutineer Magazine, applying her trademark word explanations to common beverage words. Orlova has appeared on a number of FoxNews shows including The O’Reilly Factor.

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