Zooey Deschanel beats Middleton sisters as Britain’s most desirable

London: Zooey Deschanel has been voted by British men as their most admired celebrity, in the 99 Most Desirable Women survey by AskMen UK.

The ‘New Girl’ actress, 32, pulled in more votes than the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, Katy Perry and Rihanna from more than 165,000 British users of the site.

Having declared herself to be “all bangs and eyes” in a recent interview with Allure magazine, the results could almost be interpreted as showing that men may be starting to look beyond the more obvious reasons to be leering.

“Zooey is talented, charming, successful and beautiful, someone men want to be with and women would like to befriend,” the Mirror quoted Charlie Parrish, editor of AskMen UK as saying.

“This year, we’ve really seen the developing tastes of British men reflected in their votes and it’s incredibly positive to discover so many cultured, contemporary choices like Zooey, Emma Watson and Lana Del Rey beating the more traditional pin-up favourites,” he said.

Respondents in the survey were asked to rank their choices according to looks, sex appeal and who would make an ideal partner.

Harry Potter star Watson took the number two slot while more beauties renowned for unconventional talents beyond their physical appearance also scored highly with voters, with Daisy Lowe, Lana Del Rey and Mila Kunis rounding out the top five.

The top 10 list in full:

1. Zooey Deschanel
2. Emma Watson
3. Daisy Lowe
4. Lana Del Rey
5. Mila Kunis
6. Pippa Middleton
7. Katy Perry
8. Rihanna
9. Tulisa Contostavlos
10. Kate Middleton