The gorgeous Katrina Kaif secured top spot in the world-renowned 50 Sexiest Asian Women List 2013 with Priyanka Chopra coming second, Drashti Dhami third and Deepika Padukone fourth. A permanent fixture in the top three for the past six years, A-list Bollywood star Kaif beat stiff competition from the world's most stunning Asian women in the tenth edition of UK based, Eastern Eye newspaper's definitive Sexy List.
Her absence from the big screen for a year hasn't stopped Katrina from claiming the world's sexiest Asian woman crown for a record-breaking fourth time. The British Bollywood babe narrowly defeated reigning champion Priyanka Chopra, TV superstar Drashti Dhami, and Hindi cinema's current box office queen Deepika Padukone following another year of record-breaking votes pouring in from fans around the globe.
Surprised by the win, Katrina said, "I didn't know it was a record! That's a nice surprise and a lot of fun to hear. I like it because Eastern Eye newspaper is the one my sisters see because they live in London. It's lovely, but also people are reacting to what they see. Obviously if everyone were to see me when I wake up in the morning or in my track pants and then vote for me, then maybe I would be a little bit more believing of it myself. But of course it's very flattering."
The unprecedented fourth win comes just weeks before Katrina hits the big screen again in one of the year's biggest Bollywood blockbusters 'Dhoom 3: Back In Action'.
The highest new entry was 'Aashiqui 2' star Shraddha Kapoor (12), who narrowly missed out on the Top 10. The highest placed Pakistani was Humaima Malick (15) and the only non-Indian in the top 10 was Anger Management star Noureen DeWulf (10). The American actress, who stars alongside Charlie Sheen in the hit US sitcom, dominated the non-Asian vote. The oldest women in the list were Bollywood icons Madhuri Dixit (23) and Sridevi (40).