The 26-year-old English actress plays the formidable Mother of Dragons Danaerys Targaryen in the HBO fantasy series and bares quite a few of her assets in the lavish drama. But that isn't supposed to be the only reason she clinched the No. 1 position.
More than 1 million people voted in the AskMen tabulation, which asked readers to vote for women who "most closely match their ideals" and vote "on more than just sex appeal." That means voters were supposed to consider the woman's "character, talent and potential for 2014," AskMen said in a statement.
Good news: The actress recently told WSJ. Magazine that she's single too.
AskMen publisher James Bassil said readers leaned heavily on TV this year, with 27 current and former TV stars making this year's list.
"Emilia Clarke being crowned Khaleesi of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2014 is attributable to the strength and character she portrays onscreen as well as the popularity of HBO's 'Game of Thrones,'" he said.
The 13th edition of the poll placed
"The final Top 99 list is the product of both reader and staff votes, but if it were up to the staff alone I don't think we'd be seeing Miley Cyrus on it," Bassil said. "AskMen reader votes secured her a spot, but we remain skeptical about some of her recent behavior. We'll see what 2014 brings. But at the moment No. 99 seems to be the right spot for her."
It appears that TV reigned supreme with Clarke's "Thrones" costars
Another HBO star, Alison Williams of
"Parks & Recreation's" leading women
Lawrence was one of many Oscar hopefuls on the list: "American Hustle's"
Ironically, "50 Shades of Grey" film stars Rita Ora came in at No. 18, majorly trumping the sex-filled film's star
A bevy of models including Kate Upton,
In all, 47 actresses, seven athletes, one businesswoman, 10 music artists, 24 women in fashion, 24 moms, two pregnant women, four comics and 22 celebrity humanitarians made the list, the site said.
Here are the top 15:
1. "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke
2. "Community" actress Alison Brie
3. "Blurred Lines" model Emily Ratajkowski
4. "Hunger Games" and "X-Men" star Jennifer Lawrence
5. "Harry Potter" alum Emma Watson
7. "Scandal" Star Kerry Washington
9. "The Wolf of Wall Street's"
10. Supermodel Kate Moss
11. "Mine" singer Beyoncé
12. "2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings
13. Victoria's Secret model Cara Delevingne
15. Olympic bobsledder and track and field athlete
For AskMen's full list, click here.
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