Words by JON CLARKE
Somebody once asked us, do you prefer sexy women or bucking good shoes? Why can’t both just exist in perfect harmony? Swapping our monkstraps for baps, and boots for booty, we’ve made a list of 2017’s hottest women - and it makes for pleasurable viewing ... we mean reading. Okay, both.
7. Alexandra Daddario
The Manhattan-born, 31-year-old actress has a very enviable cocktail of Italian, Czech, English and Irish ancestry. She shot to stardom in 2014 when she starred alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the blockbuster Los Angeles, and has since enhanced her fame by starring in the all-new revamp of Baywatch (also starring The Rock).
Now, she plays the role of Summer Quinn, but we think she has credentials that would make her a good, oh let’s think, CJ Parker maybe?
6. Jennifer Lopez
Rumour has it that J-Lo has found the youth fountain because, at 48 years of age, she still looks absolutely phenomenal. Star of The Wedding Planner and 'Love Don’t Cost a Thing' hit-maker, Jenny from the block rose to fame some two decades ago now. And, from where we’re standing, those two decades have been very, very kind to her. A brief fling with Drake in 2016 launched her back into the media spotlight and, with the countless women Drake must have chasing after him, opting for J-Lo speaks volumes.
Here she is (again, she is 48 years old) looking as fierce as ever …
5. Noemie Lenoir
Noemie is a French model, most noted for her work with Gucci, Next, Tommy Hilfiger and (most recently) Victoria’s Secret. With her striking green eyes and sumptuous hair, Noemie’s beauty is the kind that takes your breath away. Fun facts about her include playing a role in Rush Hour 3 alongside Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, starring in an Usher music video, and having a child with none other than ex-footballer, Claude Makelele.
4. Gal Gadot
Having a list of 2017’s hottest women without featuring Wonder Woman herself wouldn’t have any credibility. Make no mistake though, Gal Gadot isn’t here on ceremony alone. Her dark eyes and kick-ass confidence as the most powerful superheroine makes her superhot. The 32-year-old actress was crowned Miss Israel in 2004 when she was just 18, before serving two years as a soldier in the Israeli army. She then landed the role as Gisele Yashar in four of the Fast & Furious films, before earning the biggest role of her career in this year’s comic book blockbuster as Wonder Woman.
3. Michelle Keegan
This former Corrie babe makes our top 3, despite competition from Amazonian warriors. Michelle turned 30 this year, and we feel like she hasn’t even hit her prime yet. Born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, she’s since travelled the globe on lavish holidays with her husband, Mark Wright. Having topped the 2015 FHM's top 100 sexiest women list, we thought we would give her the opportunity to be placed in a far more prestigious ranking ...
2. Margot Robbie
In second place on our list we have none other than Harley Quinn. And, although she played a great super villain, it was her break-out role as Naomi in The Wolf of Wall Street that made 31 million men in the UK (that’s literally every man by the way) lust for her.
The 27-year-old Aussie takes some beating when it comes to outright sexiness, but we think we’ve found one female that’s up to the task …
1. Emily Ratajkowski
And here she is, our number one babe of 2017. And guess what? We’re proud to say she’s English! Born in London no less. Albeit to American parents...with Irish, German and Polish heritage...and she's lived most of her life in LA...but these are all minor details. Our very own 26-year-old model rose to stardom when she starred in the 2013 hit ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke. For anyone who doesn't remember the controversial video, it involved many scantily clad women dancing around - one of which was Ratajkowski.
So take your hat off to the hottest woman of 2017 because, lads, she's bucking good...
Thanks for reading but, before you leave, please spare a thought for the author. He had the tough task of researching this article which, let us tell you, was a long and arduous process.
It's a hard job but someone has to do it.