Quirky Zooey beats Emma to 'most desirable' crown
ACTRESS Zooey Deschanel has edged ahead of figures such as Pippa Middleton and Emma Watson to the title of the year's most desirable woman.
The quirky US star, who heads the cast in Channel 4 series New Girl, topped a poll of more than 150,000 UK readers of website AskMen.com.
The highest ranked Briton is Harry Potter actress Watson at number two, while Pippa and her princess sister Kate both figure in the top 10, at six and 10.
Voters were asked to vote for the 99 Most Desirable Women based on looks, sex appeal and who would make an ideal partner. Charlie Parrish, editor of AskMen UK, said of 31-year-old Deschanel: "She's talented, charming, successful and beautiful, someone men want to be with and women would like to befriend.
"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."
The winners were: 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.