|By Marketwire .||
|April 23, 2008 10:55 PM EDT||
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/23/08 -- FHM Online (www.FHMonline.com) announced that Megan Fox is the global winner of the eagerly anticipated poll for the 100 Sexiest Women in the World for 2008. 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."
The U.S. version of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World for 2008 is available at FHM Online at www.FHMonline.com/100sexiest. See attached for the complete list.
FHM is now published in print and digital form in 30 countries around the world. FHM Online (www.FHMonline.com) is FHM's premiere digital property in the United States and is one of eight sites in the FHM International digital network. Following today's publication of the US results, FHM's international network will be revealing their local top 100 in the coming weeks.
FHM Online 100 Sexiest Women 2008: Top 100
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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