In this year 2010, Cheryl Cole is the sexiest woman in the world by the UK’s FHM magazine.
The popular men’s publication announced Cole the winner of their annual reader poll in which she trumped other hot women such as Megan Fox, Marisa Miller and Adriana Lima.
The Girls Aloud singer’s popularity has soared since she started judging X Factor and she’s been in the news recently due to her split from footballer husband Ashley Cole.
FHM editor-in-chief Colin Kennedy said: “With very strong showings for Frankie Sandford and hot newcomers like Twilight star Kristen Stewart, perhaps Cheryl should start looking over that perfectly sculpted shoulder. Or at least, showing a bit more leg.”
The only other woman to have won the sexiest woman vote more than once is Jennifer Lopez in 2000 and 2001. Megan Fox, having won in 2008, has now come second to Cheryl Cole two years in a row, although the fact that she has been in the top two for three years in a row is no mean feat. Other winners of the vote since 1995 include Claudia Schiffer, Gillian Anderson, Britney Spears, Keira Knightly and tennis star Anna Kournikova.
The biggest surprise in the top five was the appearance of the relatively unknown Frankie Sandford. The 21-year-old is a member of the band the Saturdays and is considered to have the world’s hottest body by the UK’s Zoo magazine.
FHM magazine’s top 10 Sexiest Women in the World
1. Cheryl Cole
2. Megan Fox
3. Marisa Miller
4. Frankie Sandford
5. Keeley Hazell
6. Kristen Stewart
7. Kelly Brook
8. Adriana Lima
9. Jessica Alba
10. Abbey Clancy