Rihanna named sexiest woman alive

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2011, 18:57 PM IST

Los Angeles: R&B star Rihanna has been named the sexiest woman alive by Esquire magazine.

The 23-year-old singer, who just bested Madonna to become the fastest solo artist to chart 20 songs in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 chart, joined the ranks of Hollywood beauties Minka Kelly, Jessica Biel, Halle Berry, and Scarlett Johansson to grab the title from the men`s magazine.

Even though she flaunts herself at her shows, Rihanna says, "At the end of a concert, I don`t feel like I`ve been this sexy thing. Really, I don`t even think about it."

Rihanna said that most of the time, she`s not trying to be provocative, even during those her raunchy performances onstage.

"Unless it`s a song that really calls for it, like `Skin` or `S&M,` or when I cover [Prince`s] `Darling Nikki.` There`s a section that`s called `Sex` in the show, which is the obvious section for sexuality," she adds.

PTI