Current Google Insights trends: Leila Lopes, Miss France

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The Independent Online

Though the recently deceased Brazilian journalist and television personality Leila Lopes is holding steady at the number one spot in rising trends, the newly crowned Miss France has appeared on the list after being crowned on December 5.

Malika Ménard of Caen, France will represent her country in the 2010 Miss Universe and Miss World competitions. She is the first Miss France to be elected by the public from the five finalists instead of by a jury.

The 22-year-old American student Amanda Knox, whose name comes up in the number-three position, was convicted and sentenced to 26 years in prison for the murder of a British student in Italy. Many Americans have raised questions as to whether or not she received a fair trial.

Tiger Woods's alleged mistress Jaimee Grubbs is still holding public interest as she appears for the fourth day in a row on the list of top searches.

The search terms with the most significant growth worldwide in the last seven days as measured by Google Insights, recorded on December 9 at 9:30 AM GMT are:

1. leila lopes (Breakout*)
2. miss france 2010 (+2,100%)
3. amanda knox (+1,650% )
4. jaimee grubbs (+1,000%)
5. enem (+450%)
6. e okul (+80%)
7. (+70%)
8. tiger woods (+70%)
9. e-okul (+60%)
10. cricinfo (+50%)

*Breakout defines a search term that has experienced a change in growth greater than 5000 percent.