Three Cheers for the Tinz

We'd like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Tinsley Mortimer, 31, who's placed first in one of the most competitive debutard derbies: Socialite Rank's latest NY Social Elite Power ranking. The Socialite Rankers use a complicated formula based several criteria, including "personal styles and designer relations," "press coverage in major publications and gossip columns," "appearances and commitment to events," and "hot factor—what makes each of the individuals sizzle with personality." We did notice that the Tinz placed second in the previous ranking two weeks ago, which meant she muscled her way to the top spot over the last couple weeks. What, pray tell, could've made the difference this time?

NY Social Elite Power Ranking [Socialite Rank]

Earlier: Gawker's Coverage of Tinsley Mortimer