Eva Mendes, the Cuban-American actress who appeared in two films over the past year, received the most votes and has been named the 2009 #1 Most Desirable Woman. Mendes ranked #4 on last year’s list. Rounding out the top three for 2009 were actress Megan Fox and Victoria’s Secret model Marisa Miller.
Readers can view the full “Top 99 Most Desirable Women” list, as well as profiles and pictures of each honoree at http://www.AskMen.com. The top ten honorees, in order, include:
1. Eva Mendes, actress and model
2. Megan Fox, actress
3. Marisa Miller, Victoria’s Secret model
4. Keeley Hazell, British model
5. Anne Hathaway, Golden Globe® Awards nominee actress
6. Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
7. Scarlett Johansson, newlywed and actress
8. Rihanna, GRAMMY ®winning singer actress
9. Kristen Bell, screen actress
10. Kate Beckinsale, screen actress
"Of all the qualities I find attractive in a man, paying me such a compliment tops my list. Thanks, guys!” – Eva Mendes (#1)
While consisting of perennial AskMen.com favorites including Beyonce (#50) and Jessica Simpson (#70), the 2009 Top 99 list welcomes a new wave of up-and-coming pop culture icons that are currently capturing readers’ attention. First-time honorees include Isla Fisher (#31), Katy Perry (#38), Carla Bruni (#76) and Tina Fey (#97), among others.
“AskMen.com readers are very tuned in to the biggest starlets and trends in film, music, fashion and politics,” said James Bassil, editor-in-chief of AskMen.com. “Whether it’s the latest movie, comedy sketch or political phenomenon, the ‘Top 99 Most Desirable Women’ list is a unique pulse-check of the women that our readers are not only following, but perceive as more than just a pretty face.”
The AskMen.com “Top 99 Most Desirable Women” differs from other polls in that it is determined by the site’s readers, not an editorial staff. Every year, AskMen.com readers from all over the world are asked to look beyond sex appeal and beauty to pick women who have the qualities they value most in a potential companion, including intelligence, humor, character and ambition. The result is a list far more revealing than the common "Most Sexy" or "Most Beautiful" lists published elsewhere.
More of AskMen.com’s “Top 99 Most Desirable Women” Respond:
“It’s an honor to be chosen by over 10 million AskMen readers as one of world’s most desirable women.” - Scarlett Johansson (#7)
“It's awesome to be on the AskMen.com list again! I've had such an amazing year and to know that I have fans that care enough to vote and support me is really flattering.” – Marisa Miller (#3)
“Another year on the Top 99 - it’s so great! And after a year that included being on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ – who knew guys would love me on a ballroom floor too! Thanks to all who voted!” – Brooke Burke (#14)
“It’s pleasant to be part of the list even though it’s quite subjective. I would like to simply say thank you for paying attention to my work. It is one more reason to keep going forward. Thank you.” - Olga Kurylenko (#30)
“I think it's so sweet and flattering, [and] if they saw how goofy and giddy I am behind the scenes, I am not sure they would see me as this sexpot and instead would be like ‘who is that crazy dork?!’” – Layla Kayleigh (#37)
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