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It’s Official: America Loves Olivia Benson

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It’s official y’all: America loves Detective Olivia Benson. No, we’re not talking about Taylor Swift’s adorable cat, we’re talking about the woman who inspired the name in the first place, the butt-kicking, crime-solving, fearless now-head of the Special Victims department on Law and Order: SVU

Entertainment marketing firm Trailer Park conducted a survey to find which female TV characters are most beloved by America, Benson came out as the overall winner, nabbing 21 percent of the vote. She’s followed by an equally badass (though much better dressed) dame, Empire‘s Cookie Lyon, who won 8 percent of the vote. Game of Thrones‘ Daenerys Targaryen came in at 7 percent. Jessica Lange’s several American Horror Story characters, Grey’s Anatomy‘s Dr. Meredith Grey and Scandal‘s Olivia Pope all tied at 6 percent.

Guess there’s no country for Hannah Horvath – just kidding, she’s insufferable.

[via Mashable]