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Bipasha voted sexiest Asian woman

Bipasha Basu has been named the sexiest Asian woman in the world 2007 by London's Eastern Eye newspaper. Madhuri Dixit was the runner-up while Priyanka Chopra was placed third.

entertainment Updated: Nov 16, 2007 12:50 IST

Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu has been named the sexiest Asian woman in the world 2007 by a leading London-based Asian newspaper.

Legendary Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, 42, was the runner-up while last year's winner Priyanka Chopra, 25, was placed third by Eastern Eye newspaper.

The top ten women are - Bipasha Basu, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, Laila Rouass, Shilpa Shetty, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Lara Dutta and Iman Ali.

Brit babes on the 2007 list include Laila Rouass (5), Amrita Hunjan (20), Sophie (33), Pooja Shah (36), Konnie Huq (40) M I A (42) Parminder Nagra (43), Bat for Lashes (46), Selina Soopramanien (47) and Anjlee Desai (48).

It is the third time that Eastern Eye has published a list of 50 Sexiest Asian women. The 2005 winner was also Bipasha.

Commenting on her selection, 28-year-old Bipasha said: "I'm glad I got the crown back and will try and hold onto it this time. I think sexiness goes beyond just looks and is a total package, from your personality to the way you carry yourself in your every day life. I'm really grateful to whoever voted for me because I work very hard."

Bipasha will next be seen on the silver screen in Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, alongside boyfriend John Abraham.

Hamant Verma, Editor of Eastern Eye and founder of its Sexiest Asian women in the world list, said: "Bipasha Basu is a living embodiment of sexual attractiveness. Her acting ability, beauty and charm are capable of arousing great interest in her from the world's media."