GameOfThrones beauty Emilia Clarke leads list of most desirable women.
Emilia Clarke has been named askmen’s most desirable woman of 2014, leading a bevy of television actresses in the men’s site’s annual list of 99 covetable females.
The 26-year-old English actress, who plays the formidable mother of Dragons Danaerys Targaryen on Game Of Thrones, bares quite a few of her assets in the lavish drama. But that isn’t supposed to be the only reason she clinched the No. 1 position.
more than one million people voted in the askmen tabulation, which asked readers to vote for women who “most closely match their ideals” and vote “on more than just sex appeal.” That means voters were supposed to consider the woman’s “character, talent and potential for 2014,” askmen said in a statement.
Good news: The actress recently told WSJ magazine that she’s single too.
askmen publisher James Bassil said readers leaned heavily on TV this year, with 27 current and former TV stars making this year’s list.
“Emilia Clarke being crowned Khaleesi of the Top 99 most Desirable Women of 2014 is attributable to the strength and character she portrays onscreen as well as the popularity of HBO’s Game Of Thrones,” he said.
The 13th edition of the poll placed Community star alison Brie, Blurred Lines music video model Emily Ratajkowski, Oscar winner Jennifer lawrence (last year’s No. 1) and Harry Potter alum Emma Watson in the top 5.
incidentally, twerking-extraordinaire miley Cyrus came in at No. 99, though the Disney alum might not have been enumerated at all.
“The final Top 99 list is the product of both reader and staff votes, but if it were up to the staff alone, i don’t think we’d be seeing miley Cyrus on it,” Bassil said. “askmen reader votes secured her a spot, but we remain skeptical about some of her recent behaviour. We’ll see what 2014 brings. But at the moment No. 99 seems to be the right spot for her.”
it appears that TV reigned supreme with Clarke’s Thrones co-stars Oona Chaplin and Rose leslie coming at Nos. 43 and 61, respectively. Scandal powerhouse Kerry Washington demanded the No. 7 spot, voluptuous 2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings came in at No. 12 and “adorkable” New Girl star Zooey Deschanel clinched No. 17.
How I Met Your Mother and Avengers darling Cobie Smulders landed the 29th spot. Orange Is The New Black star Taylor Schilling came in at No. 38, closely followed by Modern Family star Sofia Vergara at No. 40 and Downton Abbey’s michelle Dockery at 44. The No. 47 spot went to Breaking Bad Emmy winner anna Gunn, and Glee’s lea michele was No. 48.
lawrence was one of many Oscar hope-