AskMen’s Most Desirable Women list is one of the hottest countdowns of the year, and Miley Cyrus was placed at no. 99 this year. Publisher James Bassil revealed that readers’ votes actually placed the controversial star higher than last place, but an internal decision pushed her to the bottom. Bassil explained that the demotion was due to a lack of “internal enthusiasm” for the starlet: “Miley is a talented woman; she’s good at what she does. But her visibility (lately) has been for totally different reasons – and not respectable reasons.” As for top honors, Game of Thrones stunner Emilia Clarke (left), who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the show, came in first place following last year’s no. 15 position.
“Her character evolution has been from a meek scaredy-cat to this bold and terrifying woman with pet dragons on her shoulders. Guys are into that,” explained Bassil. The LEGO Movie actress Alison Brie came in second, and “Blurred Lines” model Emily Ratajkowski took third place. AskMen alums Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson came in fourth and fifth place, respectively. ~Yara Matar