From poverty in Barbados to moving on after Chris Brown and ruling the charts, Rihanna is on fire.
Personally, we are ecstatic to find out that Rihanna has been named the "Sexiest Woman Alive" this year by Esquire (but how do we apply)? For a woman who is naturally sexual, it isn't hard to tell why they would pick the singer—she's spent the whole summer steaming up stages across the world.
At just 16, Rihanna moved to the U.S. from Barbados. Now, 23, she has a lot behind her, including an unhealthy, abusive relationship with Chris Brown that ended just two years ago (it's really only been two years?). She tells Esquire of her thoughts of him now:
"It's incredible to see how he pulled out of it the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know? I really like the music he's putting out. I'm a fan of his stuff. I've always been a fan. Obviously, I had some resentment toward him for a while, for obvious reasons. But I've put that behind me. It was taking up too much of my time. It was too much anger. I'm really excited to see the breakthrough he's had in his career. I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have." A-List Links: Chris Brown Apologizes On Video
We think Rihanna has such a positive outlook and she's back in the spotlight as fierce as ever, showing women around the world how to go after their dreams and how to get them done. A Domestic Violence Survivor's Advice For Rihanna
And, it isn't just her looks that make her sexy. If you can get through all of those sexy seaweed clad photos of her in the magazine, you'll find out there's a lot more to this performing artist—she had a dream to sing, and she made sure it came true.
Rihanna now joins the ranks of Minka Kelly, Kate Beckinsale and Halle Berry, who've all held the title of "Sexiest Woman Alive."
CelebLovers, do you agree with Esquire's choice this year? If not, who would you have voted for?
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