Sofia Vergara Claims the Title of The Most Desirable Woman of 2012 According to AskMen's 11th Annual Poll

Vote Confirms that TV Stars are Among the Sexiest Women

Unconventional Beauty is Desirable in 2012 - Lady Gaga, Rooney Mara, Katy Perry Voted to the List

Jan 31, 2012, 10:00 ET from AskMen

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than 1 million votes were cast internationally, AskMen's 11th Annual "Top 99 Most Desirable Women" list today revealed Modern Family's sultry Sofia Vergara as the No. 1 woman on the list.  AskMen readers also desire women with an edge, voting super stars with unconventional beauty to the list including Lady Gaga, Rooney Mara and Nicki Minaj.

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.

Leading lady Sofia Vergara commented: "I am so honored to be AskMen's most desired woman this year. A big thank you to all the men who desire me."

For the second year in a row, television actresses dominated the list, with 22 TV stars claiming spots. Last year's #1 vote went to Gossip Girl, Blake Lively, who held strong at #32 in 2012. Other TV stars include: Kim Kardashian (Keeping Up with the Kardashians; Kourtney and Kim Take New York); Zooey Deschanel (New Girl); Lea Michele and Dianna Agron (Glee); Nicole Scherzinger (The X Factor); Jennifer Lopez (American Idol) and Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls).

This year's list also highlights a new generation of leading women, such as superstar vocalist Adele, Tennis Star Caroline Wozniacki and George Clooney's girlfriend, Stacy Keibler. Also among the 39 newcomers on this year's list is Pippa Middleton, who just made the cut at No. 98. (AskMen readers much preferred her sister, Kate, who ranked No. 11.)

"With more than a third of the women on this year's list being first time honorees, it is clear that men are intrigued by women who are new on the scene," says James Bassil, editor-in-chief of AskMen.  "The 2012 Top 99 Most Desirable Women are an eclectic group – which explains the wide range in what today's man finds appealing."

Completing the list for the "Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2012":

1          Sofia Vergara

51        Bar Refaeli

2          Kate Upton

52        Jordana Brewster

3          Rooney Mara

53        Gisele Bundchen

4          Miranda Kerr

54        Eva Mendes

5          Nicki Minaj

55        Christina Ricci

6          Emma Stone

56        Marisa Miller

7          Scarlett Johansson

57        Georgia Jagger

8          Kim Kardashian

58        Freida Pinto

9          Rihanna

59        Anais Mali

10        Candice Swanepoel

60        Taylor Swift

11        Kate Middleton

61        Tamara Ecclestone

12        Zooey Deschanel

62        The Daily (Fix, Brief) Girls

13        Mila Kunis

63        Michelle Williams

14        Selena Gomez

64        Leryn Franco

15        Daisy Lowe

65        Olivia Munn

16        Katy Perry

66        Aubrey Plaza

17        Emma Watson

67        Irina Shayk

18        Lady Gaga

68        Arianny Celeste

19        Lea Michele

69        Cheryl Cole

20        Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

70        Priyanka Chopra

21        Natalie Portman

71        Adriana Lima

22        Kate Beckinsale

72        Chanel Iman

23        Olivia Wilde

73        Lily Aldridge

24        Jessica Alba

74        Kreayshawn

25        Emmanuelle Chriqui

75        Olga Fonda

26        Minka Kelly

76        Kate Moss

27        Kristen Stewart

77        Zoe Kravitz

28        Dianna Agron

78        Rose Byrne

29        Hayley Atwell

79        Caroline Wozniacki

30        Kat Dennings

80        Demi Moore

31        Lara Stone

81        Elsa Pataky

32        Blake Lively

82        Sunny Leone

33        Brooklyn Decker

83        Zoe Saldana

34        Jessica Gomes

84        Camilla Belle

35        Amber Heard

85        Maria Menounous

36        Kristen Wiig

86        Jessica Chastain

37        Anne Hathaway

87        Madalina Ghenea

38        Sara Jane Underwood

88        Emilia Clarke

39        Beyonce

89        Lake Bell

40        Brittney Palmer

90        Berenice Marlohe

41        Amanda Seyfried

91        Alessandra Ambrosio

42        Alyson Hannigan

92        Adele

43        Liu Wen

93        Jennifer Lopez

44        Krysten Ritter

94        Elizabeth Olsen

45        Stacy Keibler

95        Lana del Rey

46        Nicole Scherzinger

96        Megan Fox

47        Jennifer Lawrence

97        Tina Fey

48        Candace Bailey

98        Pippa Middleton

49        Penelope Cruz

99        Paz de la Huerta

50        Carey Mulligan


The "Top 99 Most Desirable Women" of 2012 features women with an edge, voting a few notable stars that are known for their unconventional beauty:

  • Newcomer Rooney Mara transformed her look to become the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...and enticed voters to name her the No. 3 spot on this year's list.
  • Music icons have historically been known for their ever-changing looks, but Nicki Minaj (No. 5), Katy Perry (No. 16) and especially Lady Gaga (No. 18) took it to new heights, catching the eye of voters to find their way onto this year's list.

This year's votes also show that age is just a number, as men included mature women, such as Demi Moore on the list.

For exclusive videos, photos and comments from this year's honorees, visit Up-to-date coverage of the "Top 99 Most Desirable Women 2012" can also be found on AskMen's Facebook and Twitter.

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