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Pattinson named world's sexiest man

entertainment Updated: Aug 21, 2010 13:29 IST


hunk Robert Pattinson has been named the world's sexiest man.

Pattinson has topped


50 Sexiest Men poll for the second year running, after fighting off stiff competition from other actors starring in vampire-based productions, reports

The top five were in fact dominated by


actors, with 18-year-old Taylor Lautner who plays Jacob Black, the werewolf love rival to Pattinson's character Edward Cullen in the hit film franchise, in second place, Xavier Samuel and Kellan Lutz placed fourth and fifth respectively.

Robert Pattinson

The hunky trio were rivalled by

The Vampire Diaries

star Ian Somerhalder, who was voted third in the survey.

"Women are attracted to vampires because of the element of danger that comes with them. They are the ultimate bad boys and women want to tame the beasts," said Glamour's acting editor Charlotte Duck.

The list was compiled from over 50,000 votes by readers of