Bollywood actor John Abraham has been adjudged the sexiest Asian man in the world in 2008.
In the annual round conducted by Eastern Eye, a leading British Asian weekly, Abraham emerged the top in a shortlist of 10, with Hritik Roshan and Shahrukh Khan at second and third places respectively.
The weekly sent the judges a shortlist of 10 names. The judges then ranked the names according to their individual preferences and the newspaper then compiled the results to produce a final list.
"John Abraham made up for a quiet year with a sensational look in Dostana, with one of the greatest physiques ever seen on the big screen. His body helped to make the film a hit with Asian women," Hamant Verma, editor of Eastern Eye, said.
The judges included Brianna Ragel, editor of Asian Woman Magazine, Che Kurrien, editor of GQ India and the former editor of FHM India, Farhad Dadyburjor.
2007's top guy actor Shahrukh Khan stood at third place this year behind Hrithik Roshan, who was ranked second. Abraham was at third spot last year.
Newcomers to the 2008 list include TV presenter Rav Wilding (20) and actors Harman Baweja (22) and Stephen Uppal (21).
Britons on this year's list include Upen Patel (five), Jay Sean (nine) and boxer Amir Khan (ten).
The sexiest male list also includes Ali Zafar, Ranbir Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Imran Khan (actor) and Jay Sean.