New list names sexiest women in the world

LOS ANGELES, CA FHM Online has issued their list of the world's 100 sexiest women. Last year's champion, Jessica Alba steps down to number three giving the new title to Fox, who claims the top spot for the first time after the largest FHM poll in history.

"FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World delivers the definitive list of the most beautiful women in the world. We've had more votes than ever this year so it seems everyone around the world has cast their votes," said FHM Online U.S. Editor JR Futrell. "Megan Fox is the deserving winner of this year's FHM title. She's young, she's hot, she's a rising star and her sex appeal has definitely transformed this year's list. She's got a great future ahead of her."

Fox, who starred in last year's blockbuster Transformers, has the upcoming film How to Lose Friends & Alienate People co-starring Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Gillian Anderson and Simon Pegg scheduled for fall 2008. Fox debuted on the list at #68 in 2006 and ranked #65 in 2007. Joining her on the U.S. list in the top 10 are Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Elisha Cuthbert, Scarlett Johansson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Hilary Duff, Tricia Helfer, Blake Lively and Kate Beckinsale.

Now in its 14th year, FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll continues to be the original and largest search for the most beautiful women on the planet. Each year, FHM and its readers choose 100 of the most successful women in film, television, music, sports and fashion from around the world. This year nearly nine million votes were cast by FHM readers worldwide.

Other notable selections on the U.S. list include Angelina Jolie (#12), Rihanna (#14), Lindsay Lohan (#16), Cameron Diaz (#18), Beyoncé Knowles (#20), Jennifer Aniston (#42), Eva Longoria Parker (#59), Fergie (#60), Katie Holmes (#65), Paris Hilton (#77), Madonna (#87), Victoria Beckham (#99) and Britney Spears (#100).

Also new to this year's list is the addition of reality stars marking the increasing popularity of the genre in the U.S. Three girls from the The Hills rose above the ranks this year. And who was voted the hottest out of the group? Heidi Montag (#44) beat out her fellow co-stars Audrina Patridge (#80) and Lauren Conrad (#95). From Dancing with the Stars, actress Shannon Elizabeth (#46) returned to the list after being absent last year, joining Cheryl Burke (#40) and Karina Smirnoff (#78) who make their debuts.

"It's no surprise to us that so many reality stars made this year's list," Futrell added. "The Hills is one of the most popular shows on MTV and Dancing with the Stars is the #2 reality show in America after American Idol. We expect even more to be added next year."

  1. Megan Fox
  2. Jessica Biel
  3. Jessica Alba
  4. Elisha Cuthbert
  5. Scarlett Johansson
  6. Emmanuelle Chriqui
  7. Hilary Duff
  8. Tricia Helfer
  9. Blake Lively
  10. Kate Beckinsale
  11. Hayden Panettiere
  12. Angelina Jolie
  13. Eva Mendes
  14. Rihanna
  15. Erica Durance
  16. Lindsay Lohan
  17. Kim Kardashian
  18. Cameron Diaz
  19. Ali Larter
  20. Beyoncé Knowles
  21. Kaley Cuoco
  22. Heidi Klum
  23. Sienna Miller
  24. Kristen Bell
  25. Natalie Portman
  26. Vanessa Hudgens
  27. Selita Ebanks
  28. Keira Knightley
  29. Maria Sharapova
  30. Rachel Bilson
  31. Gisele Bundchen
  32. Kate Bosworth
  33. Halle Berry
  34. Carmen Electra
  35. Jessica Simpson
  36. Adriana Lima
  37. Evangeline Lilly
  38. Katherine McPhee
  39. Christina Aguilera
  40. Cheryl Burke
  41. Kristin Kreuk
  42. Jennifer Aniston
  43. Charlize Theron
  44. Heidi Montag
  45. Anna Faris
  46. Shannon Elizabeth
  47. Alessandra Ambrosio
  48. Mayra Veronica
  49. Katherine Heigl
  50. Keeley Hazell
  51. Anne Hathaway
  52. Jenny McCarthy
  53. Marisa Miller
  54. Kate Hudson
  55. Shakira
  56. Tara Reid
  57. Jennifer Love-Hewitt
  58. Cassie Ventura
  59. Eva Longoria Parker
  60. Fergie
  61. Ellen Page
  62. Nicole Scherzinger
  63. Grace Park
  64. Stacy Kiebler
  65. Katie Holmes
  66. Leeann Tweeden
  67. Liv Tyler
  68. Kari Byron
  69. Christina Ricci
  70. Mischa Barton
  71. Amanda Beard
  72. Elizabeth Banks
  73. Carrie Underwood
  74. Kelly Hu
  75. Pam Anderson
  76. Rachelle Leah
  77. Paris Hilton
  78. Karina Smirnoff
  79. Christine Lakin
  80. Audrina Patridge
  81. Mila Kunis
  82. Alyssa Milano
  83. Jenna Fischer
  84. Maria from WWE
  85. Olivia Munn
  86. Reese Witherspoon
  87. Madonna
  88. Shamron Moore
  89. Rachel McAdams
  90. Summer Glau
  91. Ashley Collette
  92. Maggie Gyllenhaal
  93. Whitney Able
  94. Olga Kurylenko
  95. Lauren Conrad
  96. Carmit Bachar
  97. Amber Heard
  98. The Olly Girls
  99. Victoria Beckham
  100. Britney Spears

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