British Bollywood babe Katrina Kaif held onto her crown as the sexiest woman in the world for a third year in a row.


The star of one of the year’s biggest hits Raajneeti and hotly anticipated Christmas release Tees Maar Khan beat off tough competition from some of the most stunning women from around the world to hold onto her crown in Eastern Eye newspaper’s world renowned list of the hottest women.


The bankable Bollywood star was once again one of the most photographed women in the world and the most in demand with film producers and fans. Clearly delighted with the hat-trick of wins Katrina said there was nothing sexier than a confident woman. “I’m very happy that I have made it to the top of Eastern Eye’s list again. England is off course a very special place to me and I think it’s very sweet to be voted the sexiest by them. I just want to thank everyone for the support,” said Katrina Kaif. 
Eastern Eye showbiz editor Asjad Nazir, who was chairman of the selection panel, thinks that Katrina’s win is all the more remarkable because of the incredibly high standard. “Although Bollywood heroines dominated the top 10, the list for 2010 included stunning beauty pageant winners, top actresses from around the world, pop stars and TV personalities. That is why Katrina should be deservedly proud of her amazing win.”    

Priyanka Chopra narrowly missed out on top spot again by finishing second for the second year in a row. The highest placed Pakistani was once again actress Mehwish Hayat (8), the highest new entry was American actress Janina Gavankar (12), the highest placed pop star was British Asian singer Kazz Kumar (19) and the highest placed beauty queen was Miss Earth winner Nicole Faria (22). Others in the list included Bipasha Basu (3), Freida Pinto (4), Kangana Ranuat (13), Sonam Kapoor (17), Padma Lakshmi (26), Norah Jones (42) and Sania Mirza (45). 

Top 20

1.       Katrina Kaif                                            11. Noureen Dewulf

2.      Priyanka Chopra                                    12. Janina Gavankar
3.      Bipasha Basu                                          13. Kangana Ranaut
4.      Freida Pinto                                           14. Mehreen Syed
5.      Lara Dutta                                              15. Mallika Sherawat
6.      Laila Rouass                                           16. Malaika Arora Khan
7.      Kareena Kapoor                                     17. Sonam Kapoor
8.     Mehwish Hayat                                      18. Hammasa Kohistani
9.      Deepika Padukone                                19. Kazz Kumar
10.  Aishwarya Rai Bachchan                     20. Minnie Gupta