London (ANI): Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole has been named the world's sexiest woman for the second year in row. The X Factor judge, estimated to be worth 10 million pounds, has left behind the likes of Transformers star Megan Fox and underwear model Marissa Miller.
The singer is the first Brit to top the FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll. Cole split from footballer husband Ashley earlier this year after stories about his alleged affairs surfaced and saucy photos of him taken on his mobile phone were sent to other women. Fox was ranked runner-up for a second year, with Victoria's Secret model Miller in third spot.
Chart star Frankie Sandford of all-girl act The Saturdays took fourth position, up 13 places in a year. And Keeley Hazell remains at number five for the second year running. Over one million FHM readers worldwide voted for the poll this year.
"That other election might be a close-run thing but this equally important poll was so one-sided this year that some bookies have already paid out on Cheryl Cole," the Independent quoted FHM editor-in-chief Colin Kennedy as saying.
"After hogging the headlines and dominating TV screens for 12 solid months, the nation's sweetheart romped home for a second successive year, leaving all challengers in her curvaceous wake. With very strong showings for Frankie Sandford and hot newcomers like Twilight star Kristen Stewart, perhaps Cheryl should start looking over that perfectly sculpted shoulder. Or at least, showing a bit more leg," he added.
FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2010 top 10:
1. Cheryl Cole
2. Megan Fox
3. Marissa Miller
4. Frankie Sandford
5. Keeley Hazell
6. Kristen Stewart
7. Kelly Brook
8. Adriana Lima
9. Jessica Alba
10. Abbey Clancy