SOURCE: FHM Online

April 23, 2008 18:55 ET

FHM Online Reveals Megan Fox as the Sexiest Woman in the World for 2008

Fox Transforms This Year's 100 Sexiest Women in the World Poll Taking the Coveted Spot From Jessica Alba

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - FHM Online (www.FHMonline.com) announced that Megan Fox is the global winner of the eagerly anticipated poll for the 100 Sexiest Women in the World for 2008. Last year's champion, Jessica Alba, steps down to number three giving the new title to Fox, who claims the top spot for the first time after the largest FHM poll in history.

"FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World delivers the definitive list of the most beautiful women in the world. We've had more votes than ever this year so it seems everyone around the world has cast their votes," said FHM Online U.S. Editor JR Futrell. "Megan Fox is the deserving winner of this year's FHM title. She's young, she's hot, she's a rising star and her sex appeal has definitely transformed this year's list. She's got a great future ahead of her."

Fox, who starred in last year's blockbuster "Transformers," has the upcoming film "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" co-starring Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Gillian Anderson and Simon Pegg scheduled for fall 2008. Fox debuted on the list at #68 in 2006 and ranked #65 in 2007. Joining her on the U.S. list in the top 10 are Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Elisha Cuthbert, Scarlett Johansson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Hilary Duff, Tricia Helfer, Blake Lively and Kate Beckinsale.

Now in its 14th year, FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll continues to be the original and largest search for the most beautiful women on the planet. Each year, FHM and its readers choose 100 of the most successful women in film, television, music, sports and fashion from around the world. This year nearly nine million votes were cast by FHM readers worldwide.

Other notable selections on the U.S. list include Angelina Jolie (#12), Rihanna (#14), Lindsay Lohan (#16), Cameron Diaz (#18), Beyoncé Knowles (#20), Jennifer Aniston (#42), Eva Longoria Parker (#59), Fergie (#60), Katie Holmes (#65), Paris Hilton (#77), Madonna (#87), Victoria Beckham (#99) and Britney Spears (#100).

Also new to this year's list is the addition of reality stars marking the increasing popularity of the genre in the U.S. Three girls from the "The Hills" rose above the ranks this year. And who was voted the hottest out of the group? Heidi Montag (#44) beat out her fellow co-stars Audrina Patridge (#80) and Lauren Conrad (#95). From "Dancing with the Stars," actress Shannon Elizabeth (#46) returned to the list after being absent last year, joining Cheryl Burke (#40) and Karina Smirnoff (#78) who make their debuts.

"It's no surprise to us that so many reality stars made this year's list," Futrell added. "'The Hills' is one of the most popular shows on MTV and 'Dancing with the Stars' is the #2 reality show in America after 'American Idol.' We expect even more to be added next year."

The U.S. version of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World for 2008 is available at FHM Online at www.FHMonline.com/100sexiest. See attached for the complete list.

FHM is now published in print and digital form in 30 countries around the world. FHM Online (www.FHMonline.com) is FHM's premiere digital property in the United States and is one of eight sites in the FHM International digital network. Following today's publication of the US results, FHM's international network will be revealing their local top 100 in the coming weeks.

FHM Online 100 Sexiest Women 2008: Top 100

1.    Megan Fox
2.    Jessica Biel
3.    Jessica Alba
4.    Elisha Cuthbert
5.    Scarlett Johansson
6.    Emmanuelle Chriqui
7.    Hilary Duff
8.    Tricia Helfer
9.    Blake Lively
10.   Kate Beckinsale
11.   Hayden Panettiere
12.   Angelina Jolie
13.   Eva Mendes
14.   Rihanna
15.   Erica Durance
16.   Lindsay Lohan
17.   Kim Kardashian
18.   Cameron Diaz
19.   Ali Larter
20.   Beyoncé Knowles
21.   Kaley Cuoco
22.   Heidi Klum
23.   Sienna Miller
24.   Kristen Bell
25.   Natalie Portman
26.   Vanessa Hudgens
27.   Selita Ebanks
28.   Keira Knightley
29.   Maria Sharapova
30.   Rachel Bilson
31.   Gisele Bundchen
32.   Kate Bosworth
33.   Halle Berry
34.   Carmen Electra
35.   Jessica Simpson
36.   Adriana Lima
37.   Evangeline Lilly
38.   Katherine McPhee
39.   Christina Aguilera
40.   Cheryl Burke
41.   Kristin Kreuk
42.   Jennifer Aniston
43.   Charlize Theron
44.   Heidi Montag
45.   Anna Faris
46.   Shannon Elizabeth
47.   Alessandra Ambrosio
48.   Mayra Veronica
49.   Katherine Heigl
50.   Keeley Hazell
51.   Anne Hathaway
52.   Jenny McCarthy
53.   Marisa Miller
54.   Kate Hudson
55.   Shakira
56.   Tara Reid
57.   Jennifer Love-Hewitt
58.   Cassie Ventura
59.   Eva Longoria Parker
60.   Fergie
61.   Ellen Page
62.   Nicole Scherzinger
63.   Grace Park
64.   Stacy Kiebler
65.   Katie Holmes
66.   Leeann Tweeden
67.   Liv Tyler
68.   Kari Byron
69.   Christina Ricci
70.   Mischa Barton
71.   Amanda Beard
72.   Elizabeth Banks
73.   Carrie Underwood
74.   Kelly Hu
75.   Pam Anderson
76.   Rachelle Leah
77.   Paris Hilton
78.   Karina Smirnoff
79.   Christine Lakin
80.   Audrina Patridge
81.   Mila Kunis
82.   Alyssa Milano
83.   Jenna Fischer
84.   Maria from WWE
85.   Olivia Munn
86.   Reese Witherspoon
87.   Madonna
88.   Shamron Moore
89.   Rachel McAdams
90.   Summer Glau
91.   Ashley Collette
92.   Maggie Gyllenhaal
93.   Whitney Able
94.   Olga Kurylenko
95.   Lauren Conrad
96.   Carmit Bachar
97.   Amber Heard
98.   The Olly Girls
99.   Victoria Beckham
100.  Britney Spears

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