Miranda Kerr.
Miranda Kerr. Bang! Showbiz

What are we searching for? Miranda Kerr apparently!

FOR the third year running Miranda Kerr has topped the list as Australia's most searched celebrity.

Women were the most-searched celebrity in eight of the 12 participating countries search engine Bing has revealed.

Beyoncé reigned in the USA, while Miley Cyrus' highly publicised "twerking" which made it one of the most searched words for 2013.

With the 2013 federal election a heavy focus for several months of the year, it's no surprise politicians Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbot all topped the Australian search rankings.

After a busy year in the public eye, Shane Warne is back on the charts again too, coming in at #5.

Anticipation around the birth of the royal baby took the world by storm, making this the most searched news story for the year.

The world was shocked by the Boston Marathon Bombing in April along with the Spanish Train Crash and the recent NSW Fires.

While Big Brother was watching the housemates, Australian Bing users were watching the Australian Big Brother - with the Channel Nine reality TV show beating out international phenomenon Game of Thrones at #2 and Breaking Bad #3 Australia's two talent contest shows, The X Factor and The Voice made the top 5. 

Those "searching" for love online have used Bing to get there, with Australians searching the top dating apps and sites by the millions.

Plenty of Fish dating application came in on top with rival and well know dating site, eharmony, also making the cut.  New player on the scene this year, Tinder, also blazed into the top five after only taking off in Australia in June of this year.

When it comes to the AFL vs. NRL battle of the footy codes - the AFL has claimed that search engine victory, with AFL teams finishing up as the three top teams on the most searched sporting teams ladder.

For Australians looking to travel in 2013, the most searched international destination was Italy and with the Soccer World Cup approaching, and according to searches Brazil is becoming the next big thing for 2014.

Here is a snap shot of what Australians were searching for in 2013:

Most searched Australian Celebrities 2013:
1. Miranda Kerr
2. Kevin Rudd
3. Tony Abbot
4. Julia Gillard
5. Shane Warne

Most searched Fitness and Foodie Fads 2013:
1. Quinoa
2. Cross fit
3. Protein balls
4. Green Smoothie
5. Squat Challenge

Most searched Dating Applications/Sites 2013:
1. Plenty of Fish
2. Zoosk
3. eHarmony
4. Blendr
5. Tinder

Most searched Internet Trends and Hashtag Language 2013:
1. Lol
2. Twerking
3. Fml
4. Yolo
5. Omg

Most searched News Stories 2013:
1. Royal Baby Born
2. Boston Marathon Bombing
3. NSW Fires
4. Miley Cyrus Twerking
5. Spanish Train Crash

Most searched Sports Teams 2013:
1. Sydney Swans
2. Hawthorn Hawks
3. Fremantle Dockers
4. Parramatta Eels
5. South Sydney Rabbitohs

Most searched TV Shows 2013
1. Big Brother
2. Game of Thrones
3. Breaking Bad
4. X Factor
5. The Voice

Most searched Songs 2013
1. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
2. Katy Perry - Roar
3. Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
4. Lorde - Royals
5. Lady Gaga - Applause