London: Bollywood star Alia Bhatt has been voted as the Sexiest Asian Female for the year 2019, while actor Deepika Padukone being crowned sexiest for the decade in an online poll released in London on Wednesday.
The annual list was released by UK-based weekly Eastern Eye.
Padukone, the topper of the 2018 list, comes in at second place for 2019 but holds on to her crown for the decade.
The highest-placed TV star Hina Khan is ranked third in the 2019 list. Fourth-placed Mahira Khan holds on to her title of the sexiest Pakistani woman on the planet for a fifth year in a row and is also named sexiest Pakistani of the decade.
The top 10 for 2019 include Surbhi Chandna (5), Katrina Kaif (6), Shivangi Joshi (7), Nia Sharma (8), Mehwish Hayat (9) and Priyanka Chopra (10).
The youngest in the list is 21-year-old Bollywood newcomer Ananya Panday (36) and the oldest is 46-year-old Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (39). The highest placed newcomer is YouTube superstar turned TV host Lilly Singh (14).
On the list for the decade’s sexiest include Priyanka Chopra (2), Mahira Khan (3) and Katrina Kaif (4). Fifth-place Drashti Dhami bagged the sexiest TV star of the decade title, with the top 10 completed by Freida Pinto (6), Alia Bhatt (7), Anushka Shetty (8), Nia Sharma (9) and Sonam Kapoor (10).
The Sexiest Asian Female list is based on online votes, media coverage, impact and heat generated across various social media platforms.
More than a movie star she is a powerful symbol of girl power, who is a representation of the empowered modern day woman.
50 Sexiest Asian Women of 2019 TOP 7
1. Alia Bhatt
2. Deepika Padukone
3. Hina Khan
4. Mahira Khan
5. Surbhi Chandna
6. Katrina Kaif
7. Shivangi Joshi
Sexiest Asian Woman of Decade TOP 5
1. Deepika Padukone
2. Priyanka Chopra
3. Mahira Khan
4. Katrina Kaif
5. Drashti Dhami
— Asjad Nazir (@asjadnazir) December 11, 2019