Esquire names Rihanna 2011's 'Sexiest Woman Alive'
Esquire has named this year's Sexiest Woman Alive, giving the nod to singer and frequent Juice* gossip subject Rihanna. That's quite a step up in visibility from last year's winner, Minka Kelly. Luckily, she poses nude -- save for strategically placed roughage -- to keep you interested.
The singer dishes that she gets an injection before every show to calm her nerves, which must be necessary when you're gyrating half-naked in front of tens of thousands of people at a time. Even more compelling is that she talks about her ex, Chris Brown, and manages to sound very supportive.
"It's incredible to see how he pulled out of it the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know?" she says. "I've always been a fan. ... I had some resentment toward him for a while, for obvious reasons. But I've put that behind me. ... I'm really excited to see the breakthrough he's had in his career. I would never wish anything horrible for him."
Perhaps his punishment will continue in the form of losing the Sexiest Woman Alive. That's gotta sting a little.