The 27-year-old actress, who is engaged to marry TV host Mark Wright, previously ranked second in 2014 and fourth in 2013.

She is closely following by Kendall Jenner, who makes her top ten debut, and last year’s winner Jennifer Lawrence, who drops two places to third.

The former “Coronation Street” star first entered the list in 2010 at number 30, and after years of winning sexiest soap star she’s finally nabbed the big prize.1395672208_michelle-keegan-mark-wright-coronation-street-weight-body-diet-dubai-


We’re not sure how former “The Only Way is Essex” star Wright is going to react, though as his fellow Heart DJ Toby Anstis revealed, he’s worried about men ogling his fiancée who is currently on her bachelorette party.

Anybody with a working pair of eyeballs will understand how the former Corrie actress came out on top of the worldwide poll, which received a record number of votes this year.

She’s Britain’s fittest, funniest, most mind-bendingly phenomenal TV star, and she’s been a firm fixture in the list for a long time now.

But just in case you’ve been living under a very unsexy rock for the past few years, we’re hear to remind you how Michelle Keegan came to be the world’s favourite lady…

Michelle Keegan Facts: Things To Know About The Sexiest Woman In The World

  1. She worked at an airport and in retail before becoming famous. Everyone has to start somewhere, right? Before landing her first acting role, she was a gate agent at the Manchester airport and also worked in retail.
  2. She’s a model and an actress. Double threat! Michelle starred as Tina McIntyre in the British soap opera Coronation Street from 2008-2014 when her character was killed off. In 2015, she played the role of Tracy in BBC’s drama series, Ordinary Lies.
  3. She dated Max George of British band The Wanted. She’s got a thing for rockstars! Michelle met Max at one of The Wanted’s concerts in December 2010, and sadly broke up a year and a half later.
  4. She’s a fashion icon! It’s no wonder she was named the Sexiest Woman In The World. While she’s not as well known in America, Michelle has taken the international fashion world by storm and has risen to some serious it-girl status. She’s regularly stalked by the paparazzi for both her street style and done-up looks at high fashion events such as London Fashion Week.
  5. She’s engaged! Sorry, she’s a taken lady. She began dating TV star (and huge hottie) Mark Wright, in 2012, and in 2013 it was confirmed the lovebirds were engaged! After Michelle was named the sexiest woman alive, Mark tweeted an apology to all the “fellas in the world” for stealing Michelle’s heart, calling her a “beautiful creature.”