Tulisa Contostavlosâ€™s sex tape stardom has been given the seal of approval by her male fan base as she has been crowned FHM’s sexiest woman in the world.
Ms. Contostavlos, who also appears in an exclusive cover shoot for the publication’s June issue, said of her win: “Thank you so much for voting for me. Itâ€™s a true honour and definitely a lovely confidence boost.
She kept on talking: “Iâ€™m proud of me and I am who I am. I know that Iâ€™m marmite and I wouldnâ€™t wanna be anything less or anything more, Iâ€™m just myself. The FHM shoot is without a doubt the sexiest thing Iâ€™ve ever done.”
“I believe in embracing being sexy but Iâ€™m not one to agree with stripping off for the cameras, I like to be more subtle than that as these shots show,â€ť Tulisa added. “This is an award that will stay on the mantelpiece probably for the rest of my life.â€ť
Last yearâ€™s sexiest woman, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, failed to make the top ten in 2012, limping in at a disappointing No.18.
As MTV reports, Glamour model Rosie Jones re-entered the sexy countdown in fourth place, while Celebrity Big Brother star Georgia Salpa completes the top five – meaning she’s the highest new entry.
Salpa said: “People always talk about the 100 Sexiest â€“ girls as well â€“ and to think that youâ€™d actually be in itâ€¦! I like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, sheâ€™s amazing, I love her and Megan Fox too, I think sheâ€™s really hot.â€ť
The likes of Megan Fox, Katy Perry and Mila Kunis also feature in the top ten, while Pippa Middleton, Professor Green’s latest squeeze Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh, The Saturdays singer Mollie King and actress Zooey Deschanel were all new entries in the top 20.
The list of top beauties also includes Lana Del Rey, Cher Lloyd and One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles’ ex-girlfriend Caroline Flack also made their debut.
Joe Barnes, editor of FHM, said: â€śThe response weâ€™ve had from readers for FHMâ€™s 100 Sexiest has been overwhelming this year â€“ it really shows the enduring power of FHM and the brandâ€™s ability to engage with men in the UK and around the world.â€ť
â€śThere are definitely a few surprise omissions and new entries, but itâ€™s fantastic to see such a strong British showing, with three quarters of the top 20 coming from the UK and Ireland.”
He kept on talking: “Big congratulations go out to Tulisa, whoâ€™s had a sensational year, and Iâ€™m sure will only go on to bigger and better things over the next 12 months.â€ť
Tulisa, who released her first solo single Young this week, has recently been making headlines over her personal life. It’s after an explicit video featuring the singer appeared on the internet.
Nonetheless, X Factor chief Simon Cowell announced she’d keep her job on the show when it returned. Kelly Rowland announced she would be leaving the programme earlier this week and Tulisa says she would welcome the return of Dannii Minogue.
“I have heard about this,” she said. “I think she’s a lovely girl. I watched her on the show when I started and I am sure we’d get on like a house on fire.”
Tulisaâ€™s photo shoot appears in the June issue of FHM Magazine, with a free FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World supplement, on sale now.