Cape Town - Sashi Naidoo is the sexiest of them all.
The model, actress and modelling agent has been selected as men's magazine FHM's Sexiest Woman in the World for 2011. Naidoo placed first after readers cast over 1.5 million votes in the annual competition.
The July issue of FHM, currently on sale, is accompanied by the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World supplement listing all the nominees.
For the purposes of the FHM competition, her name will be spelled with only one 'h' to avoid confusion. Her birth name is Shashi (pronounced Sashi). PHOTOS: All the FHM winners from 2000 to 2011
Naidoo was born and raised in Port Elizabeth before moving to Johannesburg to study chiropractic medicine. Since then she's gone on to appear on local soap operas Backstage
as well as be the face of various brands.
She has also been working with the brand for many years starting out as a Student of the Month and also hosting the FHM Calendar TV special on M-Net.
On her win, Naidoo says: "I'm still in shock! I've been modelling for 10 years now, so to be voted as FHM's Sexiest Woman in the World at the culmination of my career is really the biggest honour I think I could have received.
"But I'm more proud of the fact that 12 girls from my modelling agency are in the top 100!" Alushi Model Management
is Naidoo's business which promotes local models as well as celebrities. Photo: FHM / Nick Boulton