More than five million votes were cast at the website during a six-week poll asking which women in the worlds of fashion, music or entertainment most embody the qualities of an ideal girlfriend or wife. Victoria's Secret lingerie model Alessandra Ambrosio was the second top choice while actress Kate Beckinsale was voted into third place.
"The poll continues to bring a smile to my face each year," the age quoted Maria Menounos, the actress and television entertainment correspondent who was the 11th-highest vote getter, as saying. AskMen said that it urged voters to look beyond beauty to qualities such as humour, intelligence, ambition and charisma desired in a companion.
"We love the diversity of the list," said AskMen editor-in-chief James Bassil. "There is at least one woman on the list that each of our eight million readers would find as their perfect companion," he added.
The top 10 partner picks at AskMen include actresses Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel as well as singer Rihanna and supermodels Marisa Miller and Adriana Lima.
The top ten 'Most Desirable Women' are:
1. Katherine Heigl
2. Alessandra Ambrosio
3. Kate Beckinsale
4. Eva Mendes
5. Jessica Alba
6. Scarlett Johansson
7. Jessica Biel
9. Marisa Miller