The FHM Magazine has named the world's Top 100 Sexiest Women in 2012 in its May 2 issue. Astonishingly, sex tape fame X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has bounced back in the list after being thrown out in 2011, thanks to a sex scandal in the beginning of the year that boosted her popularity.

Tulisa, who was at 15th spot in 2010, has surpassed striking A-listers like Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba and even People’s Most Beautiful Woman - Beyonce.

The FHM’s list is based on fan votes. Helped by raging controversies this year, the former N-Dubz star has managed to garner a huge fan following for herself.

The eye-popping list of hottest women in the world include Rihanna, Cherly Cole, Megan Fox, Kate Upton, Miley Cyrus, Emma Stone, Olivia Munn, apart from the A-listers mentioned above and several others.

The incredible list of new entrants includes Pippa Middleton, who shot to fame following her sister Kate Middleton’s royal wedding with the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William in 2011.

Astoundingly, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Christina Hendricks and Taylor Swift couldn’t make it to top 50. They, however, maintained their position in the top 100.

Moreover, last years’ leading lady Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has gone down to number 18 in the current ratings.

Here is the complete list of the awesome, hot ladies who made it to top 50. Also, top 100 FHM’s list can be seen here.