Priyanka Chopra has edged past fellow Bollywood beauties Mallika Sherawat and Bipasha Basu when she was named Asia's sexiest woman of 2006 by Eastern Eye, an Asian newspaper published in Britain.
Bipasha who won the Eastern Eye's title last year managed a second spot this time. Aishwarya Rai was ranked third while Mallika managed a fourth place.
Malaika Arora Khan and Riya Sen also figure among the top ten. Priyanka, a former Miss World, is having a great run with films like Bluffmaster, Krrish and Aitraaz doing well at the box-office. Her forthcoming releases include Don and God Tussi Great Ho.
Eastern Eye, published every Friday, focuses on music, Bollywood and fashion. The contest is conducted annually.