Bollywood stunner Katrina Kaif has been chosen as the sexiest woman in the world in a poll by a UK-based weekly.In the annual round conducted by ‘Eastern Eye’, a leading British Asian newspaper, Kaif emerged on the top in a shortlist of 10 sexiest ladies of the year 2008.Kaif, who was brought up in London, was ranked one place above 2007’s winner Bipasha Basu and to ahead of 2006 winner Priyanka Chopra. Kareena Kapoor came fourth in the list. Aishwarya Rai was at the seventh place.
The judges included Brihanna Ragel editor of ‘Asian Woman Magazine’ and the former editor of ‘FHM India’, Farhad Dadyburjor.Hamant Verma, editor of ‘Eastern Eye’, said: “Katrina Kaif’s natural beauty and easy charm has stock to rise in Bollyhood. This has resulted in number of lucrative offers, and appearances in films that proved to be box-office hits.”
New entrants to the ‘sexiest list’ included Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat (nine), Miss India Universe Simran Kaur Mundi (10), former Miss Sri Lanka Jacqueline Fernandez(12) and South Indian actress Asin(22).