Los Angeles, Calif. (January 19, 2010) - After more than 6 million votes were cast, film starlet Megan Fox fell short of securing a top 10 position in AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women 2010 ranking, while Entourage actress Emmanuelle Chriqui claimed the No. 1 position.
The list is decided by an annual poll in which AskMen.com readers are asked to consider more than instant sex appeal and cast their ballot for women who embody the traits that they desire most in a potential companion such as intelligence, humor, talent, and character.
"Hearing what the Top 99 vote is made of is the biggest compliment of all because it's not just about being 'hot' but about being a well-rounded woman," says 2010's No. 1 Most Desirable Woman, Emmanuelle Chriqui. "That's really empowering and is just a massive compliment to me—people recognize that I care about other things."
Emmanuelle Chriqui, who ranked No. 12 on 2009's list, wiped out previous favorites like Megan Fox, who dropped from No. 2 to No. 11 over the past year. Fox's plummet from the top 10 ranks may come as a surprise considering that most men's magazines couldn't get enough of the actress in 2009. However, her overexposure spawned a backlash that reached beyond her drop on the Top 99; several leading men's sites teamed up for "A Day Without Megan Fox" on August 4, 2009.
Rounding out the top three for 2010 are Victoria's Secret model Marisa Miller and British actress Kate Beckinsale, respectively. Check out the full "Top 99 Most Desirable Women" list, including profiles of each honoree, at AskMen.com.