Blake Lively Emerges as the Most Desirable Woman of 2011 According to AskMen's 10th Annual Poll

After a Decade of Votes, the "Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2011" List Highlights a New Generation of "It" Girls, including Natalie Portman, Emma Stone and Anne Hathaway

Multitalented Beyonce Still Comes in Strong, Earning the Title of "Woman of the Decade"

Feb 01, 2011, 10:00 ET from AskMen

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than 5 million votes were cast internationally, AskMen's 10th Annual "Top 99 Most Desirable Women" list today uncovered Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively as this year's No. 1. While seasoned list-veterans Gisele Bundchen and Angelina Jolie have made it onto all 10 editions, this year shows an emergence of fresh, new faces. Additionally, a very deserving Beyonce emerged as "Woman of the Decade" by ranking high on the list an impressive nine times, and even making it to No. 1 in 2007.

Since its inaugural year in 2001, the "Top 99 Most Desirable Women" has served as a snapshot of which female stars AskMen readers favor the most based upon the attributes that men want in a companion, such as intelligence, talent, character, and beauty. This year's list highlights a new generation of leading women, such as Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde and Nicki Minaj, in addition to welcoming newcomers like royal icon Kate Middleton, Glee's Lea Michele and Mad Men's Jessica Pare.

Actresses best known for their roles on television dominated over their movie star counterparts, with two of the top three spots on the 2011 list claimed by Blake Lively (No. 1) and Modern Family's Sofia Vergara (No. 3). Mila Kunis, who started on the small screen with That 70's Show but did not garner critical acclaim until her performance in Black Swan, secured the No. 2 spot. Completing the list for the "Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2011":

1. Blake Lively

2. Mila Kunis

3. Sofia Vergara

4. Selita Ebanks

5. Miranda Kerr

6. Cheryl Cole

7. Scarlett Johansson    

8. Katy Perry

9. Anne Hathaway

10. Jessica Pare

11. Natalie Portman

12. Emmanuelle Chriqui

13. Jessica Alba

14. Kate Beckinsale

15. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

16. Penelope Cruz

17. Emma Watson

18. Marisa Miller

19. Bar Refaeli

20. Candice Swanepoel

21. Christina Hendricks

22. Liu Wen

23. Beyonce  

24. Eva Mendes

25. Keeley Hazell

26. Shakira

27. Kelly Brook

28. Zoe Saldana

29. January Jones

30. Olivia Wilde

31. Alessandra Ambrosio

32. Emma Stone

33. Abbie Cornish

34. Gisele Bundchen

35. Rachel McAdams

36. Brooklyn Decker

37. Nicki Minaj

38. Jessica Biel

39. Malin Akerman

40. Gemma Arteton

41. Rihanna

42. Adriana Lima

43. Alicia Keys

44. Zooey Deschanel

45. Kim Kardashian

46. Maria Menounos

47. Olivia Munn

48. Kristen Bell

49. Megan Fox

50. Cameron Diaz

51. Rose Byrne

52. Odette Yustman

53. Leighton Meester

54. Keira Knightley

55. Rashida Jones

56. Taylor Swift

57. Jessica Chobot

58. Marion Cotillard

59. Ashley Greene

60. Elin Nordegren

61. Kate Middleton

62. Priyanka Chopra

63. Gretchen Mol

64. Shay Maria

65. Rachael Taylor

66. Ana Beatriz Barros

67. Angelina Jolie

68. Eva Longoria

69. Padma Lakshmi

70. Pixie Lott

71. Amber Heard

72. Emily Blunt

73. Ximena Navarrete

74. Elisabetta Canalis

75. Maria Bartiromo

76. Ophelia Lovibond

77. Karen Gillan

78. Daisy Lowe

79. Alice Braga

80. Maria Sharapova

81. Dianna Agron

82. Freida Pinto

83. Rachel Bilson

84. Justine Ezarik

85. Halle Berry

86. Rima Fakih

87. Natalie Imbruglia

88. Layla Kayleigh

89. Joan Smalls

90. Kristen Stewart

91. Lea Michele

92. Amanda Seyfried

93. Larissa Riquelme

94. Maggie Grace

95. Arianny Celeste

96. Ana de la Reguera

97. Ivanka Trump

98. Camilla Belle

99.  Minka Kelly

More than any other year, 2011's "Top 99 Most Desirable Women" signaled a changing of the guard in terms of which women the current generation of men find most appealing:

  • Ranking at No. 85 last year, Blake Lively beat out previous favorites such as Kate Beckinsale and Eva Mendes, who both dropped out of the top 10 ranking for the first time in three years.
  • Selita Ebanks, featured in Kanye West's praised Runaway video, scored a No. 4 spot, well above her fellow Victoria's Secret Angels Marisa Miller and Candice Swanepoel.
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who has replaced Megan Fox in the upcoming Transformers 3, is among the notable newcomers to 2011's list, debuting at No. 15.

"The 2011 Top 99 marks a departure from previous lists – nearly half of the honorees this year are new, giving us a glimpse of those qualities that a new generation of men find desirable," says AskMen's editor-in-chief, James Bassil. "This feels especially appropriate given that this is the 10th-anniversary edition of the list – we're seeing the next wave of Beyonces and Angelina Jolies emerge."

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