“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke has been voted the most desirable woman of 2014 by AskMen, an online magazine, displacing 2013 winner Jennifer Lawrence who was relegated to fourth position.
The 26-year-old Clarke plays the role of Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO fantasy series.
"Emilia Clarke being crowned Khaleesi of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2014 is attributable to the strength and character she portrays onscreen as well as the popularity of HBO's 'Game of Thrones,'" James Bassil, AskMen’s publisher, told Los Angeles Times.
AskMen reportedly said in a statement that more than one million people had voted to choose the winner, adding that the readers had to vote for women who “most closely match their ideals” and vote “on more than just sex appeal.”
The magazine also reportedly asked voters to consider the woman’s “character, talent and potential for 2014.”
The thirteenth edition of the poll placed "Community" actress Alison Brie in second position and music video "Blurred Lines" model Emily Ratajkowski at third place.
Last year’s winner, Jennifer Lawrence, ranked fourth while "Harry Potter" series star Emma Watson came in fifth.
Bassil reportedly commented on Miley Cyrus coming in at number 99 on the list, stating that:
“The final Top 99 list is the product of both reader and staff votes, but if it were up to the staff alone I don't think we'd be seeing Miley Cyrus on it.”
He went on adding that: “AskMen reader votes secured her a spot, but we remain skeptical about some of her recent behavior. We'll see what 2014 brings. But at the moment No. 99 seems to be the right spot for her."
Others who rounded up the Top 10 include model Kate Upton, “Scandal” star Kerry Washington, “American Hustle” star Amy Adams, "The Wolf of Wall Street's" Margot Robbie and supermodel Kate Moss.
Beyonce managed to secure the number 11 spot while Scarlett Johansson was at 16 and singer Rihanna made the Top 20 at number 19.
Check out the complete list here: AskMen Top 99 Desirable Woman.
Suman Varandani works as a Correspondent for the International Business Times, where she covers Entertainment, Lifestyle, Media & Culture and other trending topics.