Helen Flanagan 'UK's sexiest woman', Mila Kunis 'world's sexiest'

Hollywood star Mila Kunis has been named the world's sexiest woman, while Helen Flanagan has been voted the UK's sexiest.

Mila, who has appeared in Black Swan and Ted, took the top place in the annual FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.

Her win brings to an end a four-year run of British stars at the top of the list. The top Brit this year is former Coronation Street actress Helen, who finished in third place, while another face from Weatherfield, Michelle Keegan, came fourth.

Helen - who took part in last year's I'm A Celebrity and was forced to undergo a series of bushtucker trials - said: "It's a lovely confidence boost, especially when there are so many beautiful girls out there."

Tulisa Contostavlos, who saw her debut solo album flop and is thought not to be returning to The X Factor, plunged to number 11 following her win last year.

Singer Rihanna takes the runner-up spot, rising one place from her 2012 result.

Kelly Brook - who topped the poll in 2005 but was down to number 20 last year - has bounced back to fifth position.

Interior designer Linda Barker - who braved both the high-diving board and a bikini to take part in ITV's Splash - is at number 93.

The full list is included in a supplement to the June edition of FHM magazine. Editor of the section Dan Jude said of winner Mila "Not only is she naturally stunning, but she has a great sense of humour and isn't afraid to poke fun at herself. The nation has spoken, and the verdict is that she is officially the perfect girlfriend. She'll take some beating in 2014."

The Duchess of Cambridge has dropped out of the top 100 but her sister Pippa Middleton is at 58. The full list is also at www.fhm.com/100sexiest.


Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.