Date: 18th May 2001
Singer-actress JENNIFER LOPEZ has been hailed as the world's sexiest woman - for the second year running. The 30-year-old star of WEDDING PLANNER, the (2001) topped the annual 100 SEXIEST WOMEN POLL by men's magazine FHM, which organisers said drew two million votes. The highest placed
British star was S CLUB 7 singer RACHEL STEVENS in the runner-up position while BRITNEY SPEARS slips from number two to number three and model KELLY BROOK remains at four. A delighted Lopez says, "It was such an honour to receive this award the first time, never mind two years in a row. "I'm so flattered, next year I'm gonna try for the treble. "
Past winners have included SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR, TERI HATCHEr and JENNY MCCARTHY. It is the first time since the poll began seven years ago that it has been won by the same woman twice."
The full list is published in a supplement with the new issue of FHM. The magazine's editor-in-chief ANTHONY NOGUERA congratulated Stevens, who moves up from last year's number 18. "Rachel's popularity has sky-rocketed. The huge worldwide appeal of S Club TV over the last 12 months has helped her achieve the title of the Sexiest British Woman In The World 2001. "
The top 10 in the poll were as follows:
1. Jennifer Lopez
2. RACHEL STEVENS, S Club 7 singer, 23
3. BRITNEY SPEARS, singer, 19
4. KELLY BROOK, model, 21
5. DENISE RICHARDS, actress, 29
6. SALMA HAYEK, actress, 32
7. CAT DEELEY, TV presenter, 23
8. CHARLIZE THERON, actress, 25
9. CARMEN ELECTRA, actress, 29
10. ALYSON HANNIGAN, actress, 27 (AW/WNTMI/PDD)