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Tulisa voted sexiest woman in the world

fashion-and-trends Updated: May 02, 2012 18:23 IST

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Tulisa Contostavlos has beaten off competition from Cheryl Cole and Rihanna to be named FHM magazine’s sexiest woman in the world.

The annual countdown of the 100 hottest women on the planet voted by people has been going for 18 years and Tulisa is the fourth British to win the award in a row.

Cheryl Cole won twice in 2009 and 2010 and Rosie took the crown last year.

The X Factor judge is thrilled with the win.

The former N Dubz singer appears in an exclusive cover shoot for the magazine and said, “Thank you so much for voting for me. It’s a true honour and definitely a lovely confidence boost. I’m proud of me and I am who I am,” the Mirror reported.

“I know that I’m Marmite and I wouldn’t wanna be anything less or anything more. I’m just myself. The FHM shoot is without doubt the sexiest thing I’ve ever done. I believe in embracing being sexy, but I’m not one to agree with stripping off for the cameras – I like to be more subtle than that as these shots show.

“This is an award that will stay on the mantelpiece probably for the rest of my life,” she added.

Kelly Brook has fallen 12 spots to number 20 breaking her consecutive run of top ten entries. She’s appeared in the list more than anybody else, a staggering 13 times since 1995.

Katy Perry has slid from second to sixth while Rihanna has maintained bronze for two years running.

The Middletons are only the third set of sisters to ever appear on the same list, the others being Dannii and Kylie Minogue and Kara and Hannah Tointon.

Pippa has stormed in at number 11, while The Duchess Of Cambridge managed a respectable 32.

Kate is only the third royal to ever appear after Princess Diana and Princess Caroline of Monaco.

This year’s highest new entry is Irish model Georgia Salpa who debuts at number five.

“People always talk about the 100 Sexiest – girls as well – and to think that you’d actually be in it…! I like Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley, she’s amazing. I love her and Megan Fox too. I think she’s really hot,” Salpa said.

Megan Fox has clung to her top ten spot at number seven.

Model Keeley Hazell has returned to the list at number eight. She came second in 2006 and 2007 and fifth in 2009 and 2010.

Made In Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh is a new entry at number 15, while her co-star Caggie Dunlop is the only other MIC member to get a nod at number 80.

The top 20 Sexiest women list:
1. Tulisa Contostavlos
2. Cheryl Cole
3. Rihanna
4. Rosie Jones
5. Georgia Salpa
6. Katy Perry
7. Megan Fox
8. Keeley Hazell
9. Mila Kunis
10. Emily Atack
11. Pippa Middleton
12. Pixie Lott
13. Daisy Lowe
14. Mollie King
15. Millie Mackintosh
16. Jessie J
17. Zooey Deschanel
18. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
19. Frankie Sandford
20. Kelly Brook