The votes are in! Tulisa has been named the Sexiest Woman in the World 2012 by readers of FHM magazine in the 18th year of the annual contest, snatching the title from Cheryl Cole’s and Rihanna’s grasp. Cheryl had to settle for second, and Rihanna took third for the second year in a row.
First off, just who the heck is Tulisa? In case you haven’t been paying attention because you were waiting on Jessica Simpson’s baby to arrive, the 23-year-old British hottie, born Tulisa Contostavlos, is a judge on the “X Factor UK”. More importantly, yes, the former N Dubz singer does have a sex tape controversy of an act with a previous boyfriend. (She now dates 21-year-old actor Jack O’Connell.)
Ranked only 15th on the list in 2010, the new “Sexiest Woman” humbly told the MailOnline, “Thank you so much for voting for me. It’s a true honor and definitely a lovely confidence boost.”
Tulisa went on to share, “the FHM shoot is without a doubt the sexiest thing I’ve ever done. I believe in embracing being sexy but I’m not one to agree with stripping off for the cameras, I like to be more subtle than that as these shots show.”
As for the other “sexiest” women on the top 100 list, 27-year-old pop star Katy Perry slid from 2nd to the 6th spot, just above Megan Fox. “Friends with Benefits” actress Mila Kunis, 28, came in at number 9. Kelly Brook, who’s appeared on the list more times than anyone, dropped to 20. Newly engaged mother to six, Angelina Jolie, ranked 31 on the list, just behind Scarlett Johansson.
Pippa Middleton beat out her sis, Kate Middleton, to take the 11th spot on the list. The Duchess of Cambridge, who just celebrated her first anniversary to Prince William, came in at 32. The sisters ranked higher than Kim Kardashian (#65), “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence (#74), Selena Gomez (#75), actress Jennifer Aniston (#79) and singer Taylor Swift (#99).