Los Angeles: Socialite Kim Kardashian has become the most-searched person on search engine Yahoo! this year.
Kardashian comes in the third place after terms "election" as the champion and "iPhone 5" as the runner-up.
Yahoo! web trend analyst Vera Chan says Kardashian`s "notoriety has kept her at the top".
She becomes a constant hot topic due to her ongoing divorce battle with her estranged husband Kris Humphries and her high-profile romance with Kanye West.
"The 2012 elections dominated the online searches, which is amazing because if something is in the news, it`s already accessible... people were really saturated by it, but even so, that was a key word that people typed throughout the year," added Chan.
Other famous females on the top 10 on the overall list are Kate Middleton, who was entangled in a topless photo scandal, Whitney Houston, whose death in early 2012 spawned a number of tributes, and Lindsay Lohan, who`s facing multiple legal woes.
List of 2012 Yahoo! overall searches: