Emilia Clarke has been voted AskMen’s “Most Desirable Woman” of 2014 ahead of the season four premiere of HBO’s hit fantasy series, Game of Thrones. The British-born actress plays Daenerys Targaryan, or the “mother of dragons,” in the show and is famed for her elf-like, ethereal beauty.
“No other show has as devoted a fanbase as Game of Thrones. Emilia Clarke may be known for her role as Daenerys Targaryan, but to viewers the otherworldly beauty is everything,” says AskMen, justifying Clarke’s enviable number one position. “Mark our words: this will be her year,” the men’s mag predicts.
The 26-year-old British actress, who previously dated ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane and flirted with Jared Leto at the Screen Actors’ Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles last month, was followed in the top five by ‘Community’ star Alison Brie, model Emily Ratajkowski, who starred in Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ video, last year’s winner Jennifer Lawrence and ‘Harry Potter’ star, Emma Watson.
‘Drunk in Love’ hitmaker Beyoncé, model Kate Moss, ‘American Hustle’ star Amy Adams and Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton were among the other well known names to make the list.
Kristen Stewart, Megan Fox, Jennifer Lopez, Gisele Bundchen and Blake Lively failed to make the list despite featuring on it last year.
The list of 99 women is rounded off by pop star Miley Cyrus, who was symbolically placed last on the list by the AskMen team, having apparently been ranked further up the list by voters.
It’s not entirely clear why the magazine has placed the ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer last; perhaps they just wanted the 21 year-old star to be the first woman seen on the web version of the list for controversial, headline-grabbing reasons. At 99th, it’s not exactly like Miley’s been voted the world’s least desirable woman, rather that perhaps she still has some way to go before she’s considered in the same league as Clarke.
The fourth season of Game of Thrones will premiere on the 6th April.