Model Rosie tops sexiest woman poll

MODEL turned actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has unseated Cheryl Cole as the world’s sexiest woman.

Ms Huntington-Whiteley topped the voting in an annual FHM magazine poll to find the world’s 100 most beautiful women as voted by its readers.

For the last two years X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has topped the poll.

Ms Huntington-Whiteley, 24, stars in the upcoming Transformers: Dark Of The Moon film.

The actress, who is presently dating actor Jason Statham, is known for her modelling contracts for lingerie giants Victoria’s Secret and Agent Provocateur.

“I’m so flattered to be FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the World. This is a really exciting year for me,” the British-born model said.

Kate Middleton enjoyed a massive surge of popularity, making it into the top 100 for the first time since 2007. She shot into the list at 39.

Singer Katy Perry is ranked second in the FHM list, jumping 35 places from last year.

Third-placed singer Rihanna also had a hefty climb compared with 2010, rocketing 40 places.

She was followed in the list by actresses Megan Fox and Olivia Wilde.

The rest of the top 10, in order, were: Brooklyn Decker; Marisa Miller; Kelly Brook; Nicole Scherzinger; Irina Shayk

Ms Cole suffered a large fall, plummeting to 12th.


Liz O’Brien talks to Niall Breslin about his admiration for frontline staff, bereavement in lockdown, his new podcast, and why it's so important for us all just to slow down.Niall Breslin talks about losing his uncle to coronavirus

Podcasts are often seen as a male domain — see the joke, 'What do you call two white men talking? A podcast'.Podcast corner: Three new podcasts from Irish women that you should listen to

Esther McCarthy previews some of the Fleadh’s Irish and international offerings.How to attend the Galway Film Fleadh from the comfort of your own couch

Whether you’re on staycation or risking a trip away, Marjorie Brennan offers suggestions on novels for a wide variety of tastesThe best fiction books for the beach and beyond this summer

More From The Irish Examiner