Mahira Khan makes headlines once again as she makes it to a list of this year’s 50 ‘Sexiest Asian Women’ in the world.
According to a poll conducted by UK-based newspaper Eastern Eye, Mahira ranked 10th, while Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra topped the list.
Mahira — who will be making her Bollywood debut alongside megastar Shah Rukh Khan in Raees — is a new entrant on the list which has been published annually for almost a decade now.
Indian TV actresses Sanaya Irani was ranked second.
While TV actress Drashti Dhami was third.
Much to our surprise, Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone was ranked number four this year.
Katrina Kaif, who was declared the Sexiest Asian Woman in 2014, was ranked fifth.
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor secured seventh and ninth spots, respectively.
Mahira is not the only Pakistani personality on the list. Supermodel Mehreen Syed has consistently been voted among top 50 Sexiest Asian Women since 2009. She bagged the 38th spot this year.
Iman Ali was the first to make it to top 10 in 2007.
Following which Mehwish Hayat was ranked number 9 in 2008 and maintained her position in 2009 as well. Hadiqa Kiyani was placed 30th in 2009. While Humaima Malik was also in the list of 2013 and 2014.
The sexiest woman, Priyanka Chopra was ecstatic after the list was published. “Now that’s a title I’m happy to hold on to. I’m bringing sexy back. A big thank you to those who have voted for me. Also, thank you to Eastern Eye for making me feel sexy. Well, at least for another year. A piece of advice to the ladies – it’s all in the mind. Remember, sexy is as sexy does,” she was quoted as saying by NDTV.
“What continues to make this list really special is the strong presence of ‘real women’ who the public can relate to. Most fans look at the all-round qualities of those they are voting for and that is why more women than men vote annually,” said Asjad Nazir, Eastern Eye Entertainment Editor and founder of the list.
The complete list of 2015’s 50 Sexiest Asian Women was published in Eastern Eye on December 11.