Johannesburg: South African model of Indian origin Sashi Naidoo, voted the world`s sexiest woman of 2011 by 1.5 million readers of a leading men`s magazine, lives by the Gandhian motto – ‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’
Naidoo, 30, heads the list of the 100 sexiest women in the world in the special July supplement of the South African edition of FHM.
The model said she approached everything she did "with love, discipline and focus, in her interpretation of Gandhi`s famous words."
Although the title opens up new opportunities for the uber sexy model, who has already been dominating magazine pages for a decade already, Naidoo is determined to use it for the betterment of her charges at the company she heads - Alushi Model Management.
Conceding that she was "bowled over" when told of her latest accolade, Naidoo said her career success as a model had come after she went through high school with braces and teenage acne that left her as "the last girl to be asked to the matric dance."
Lauding Naidoo`s win against stiff competition from beauties across the globe, including the likes of Angelina Jolie and pop singer Christina Aguilera, FHM Editor Hagen Engler said she deserved the title.
"Naidoo is everything a man could wish for in a woman, gorgeous, vivacious, funny and exciting to be around."
But despite being the dream of millions of men worldwide, Naidoo said her husband Marc Sandler was "rather blase" about her new title. "He said he didn`t need anybody to tell him how beautiful I was!"
Naidoo also admitted that competing with the 18-year-olds in her agency was becoming more difficult.
"There comes a time when you have to hang up the bikini and I`m definitely reaching it. I`m not going to try to be sexy forever," a practical Naidoo said.