Jennifer Lawrence is the world's most desirable woman,
according to an international poll released yesterday by the website
"The Hunger Games" star rose to the top of the list from No. 47 last
year on the heels of the box-office smash while buffing her credibility
as a quirky, sex-mad young widow in the independent film "Silver Linings
Playbook," AskMen editor in chief James Bassil said.
"Overall, there's a sense that she's a little more authentic than
other actors," Bassil said, adding that the public still knows too
little about the 22-year-old actress to form a negative opinion.
Lawrence bumped last year's winner, Sofia Vergara of "Modern Family"
fame, down to No. 12, while reality star Kim Kardashian plummeted to No.
98 from number 8 last year.
The poll surveyed 2.4 million readers asking them to vote on which
celebrity they would choose as a prospective partner, according to the
website, which is a unit of News Corp. The top 99 are then compiled into
the annual poll.
Rounding out the top five were actress Mila Kunis, model Kate Upton,
R&B star Rihanna and "Crazy, Stupid, Love" actress Emma Stone.