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PHOTO | Solenn Heussaff totally nude in Esquire PH’s Sexiest Woman Alive cover

Solenn Heussaff has been declared the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire Philippines, and the magazine brooks no argument with its February 2013 cover featuring the actress in the altogether.

The magazine released an image of the cover on Wednesday, three days after teasing readers with a behind-the-scenes video.

“Sexy has become synonymous with Solenn. How could we deny her the title?” Esquire Philippines said in its introduction to the video.

The magazine also cited her “effortlessly cool persona and her game-for-anything attitude” as reasons for the assignation.

The French-Filipina beauty is the first local celebrity to be awarded the coveted title by the magazine since it premiered in the Philippines in October 2011.

That same month, it named journalist Maria Ressa as its contribution to a Sexiest Women Alive global feature curated by Esquire.com with the help of editors from the magazine’s 17 international editions.

Solenn is the sister of the magazine’s food and drinks Editor, Erwan Heussaff, who weighs in on Solenn’s selection in the same issue besides unveiling his choices for the year’s best new restaurants.

The issue hits newsstands and bookstores nationwide this week. A digital edition is available via the Summit Newsstand (http://bit.ly/VInG9a) where all digital subscribers can get an alternate cover of the Sexiest Woman Alive issue.

InterAksyon.com