Jennifer Lawrence crowned `world’s most desirable woman`

Wellington: Jennifer Lawrence has seen off competition from Mila Kunis and Kate Upton to emerge as the world’s most desirable woman.

According to AskMen editor-in-chief James Bassil, ‘The Hunger Games’ star rose to the top of the list from No. 47 last year on the heels of the box-office smash, while buffing her credibility as a quirky, sex-mad young widow in the independent film ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ reported.

“Overall, there’s a sense that she’s a little more authentic than other actors,” Bassil said, adding that the public still knows too little about the 22-year-old actress to form a negative opinion.

“She’s fresh because we haven’t seen her all over the gossip pages for the past three or four years,” Bassil said.

The poll conducted by website Askmen surveyed 2.4 million readers asking them to vote on which celebrity they would choose as a prospective partner. The top 99 are then compiled into the annual poll.

Rounding out the top five were Kunis, model Upton, R ‘n’ B star Rihanna and Emma Stone.

Top 10 most desirable women are:

1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Mila Kunis
3. Kate Upton
4. Rihanna
5. Emma Stone
6. Miranda Kerr
7. Kristen Stewart
8. Jessica Gomes
9. Jessica Pare