Blake Lively is Hollywood’s “Most Desirable Woman,” according to an annual poll of AskMen.com readers.
On Tuesday, the popular men’s website released its annual list of the “Top 99 Most Desirable Women” and the leggy Gossip Girl goddess topped the bevy of beauties.
Australian model Miranda Kerr — wife of British actor Orlando Bloom — who became a mom last month for the first time, placed fifth. X Factor judge Cheryl Cole — who followed Miranda in sixth place — is one of 15 Brits who made the cut. Other UK stars featured Kate Beckinsale in 14th place and Emma Watson – who has played Hermione Granger in each of the Harry Potter films – at 17th.
In what may be the most surprising entry to the AskMen list, Princess-to-Be Kate Middleton ranked No. 61 in the poll, which saw five million people cast votes.
Middleton is “the first genuinely glamorous British female royal since Princess Diana,” says Drew Lubega, UK editor of AskMen.com.
“It’s easy to see why Prince William has fallen for her and why she’s considered one of the most desirable women in the world today. She has all the raw ingredients that would make her an ideal catch in the eyes of 99 percent of men, namely: style, intelligence, great looks, a huge sense of fun and an incredibly warm personality.”
Other Hollywood notables making AskMen.com’s list of 99 top beauties include, Scarlett Johansson (# 7), Natalie Portman (#11), “Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks (# 21), Beyonce (# 23), Kim Kardashian (# 45), Taylor Swift (# 56), Angelina Jolie (# 67), Halle Berry (# 85), and Kristen Stewart (# 90). Minka Kelly rounded out the list in the 99th spot.