The people have spoken.
With an average of 65,580 votes coming in during the extended two-and-a-half month polling period, this year's quest for the FHM 100 Sexiest Woman in the World title was set up for a wild finish.
In the end, it was Nadine Lustre who jumped two places from being No. 3 in 2016, to be hailed as the Nation's Finest. The 23-year-old actress made all of this possible by garnering 491,039 votes—mostly JaDine fans—or 9.85% of the total ballots.
To give you an idea of how tight the race was, Nadine's runner-up was only 40,847 votes short of claiming the top rung. Want to know who she is and the other ladies who almost gave our new Queen a run for her money?
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10) Solenn Heussaff - 180,294 votes (3.62%)
Last year: 8
The August 2016 cover girl may have dropped a couple of spots on the list, but that doesn't change the fact that Solenn is still every man's dream "wifezilla." Nico, you lucky bastard!
9) Maine Mendoza - 200,182 (4.02%)
Last year: 21
Crazy how a series of beach photos could make a difference to someone who isn't really known for her sexiness. We're not giving up on #MaineForFHM, Yaya Dub.
8) Liza Soberano - 201,925 (4.05%)
Last year: 30
Her rise as Darna perfectly describes the biggest leap—22 ranks—in the upper echelon of the country's finest. Granted, we haven't even seen Liza in costume yet.
7) Angel Locsin - 248,192 (4.98%)
Last year: 4
Angel continues her masterful run as part of the Top 10 for the 15th straight year. The two-time Sexiest titleholder's new look apparently did her some good.
6) Jennylyn Mercado - 318,273 (6.39%)
Last year: 2
A year removed from her reign and the 2015 No. 1 still looks as stunning as ever. Jennylyn staying low-key has only made fans want more of the certified hot momma.
5) Ellen Adarna - 320, 391 (6.43%)
Last year: 11
Maybe the Philippines isn't ready yet for Ellen's brand of daring. Well, that just gives us more reasons to collaborate with the December 2016 muse in liberating the public.
4) Jessy Mendiola - 350,182 (7.03%)
Last year: 1
The September 2016 cover girl will be all right despite not being able to defend her crown. After all, a year is more than enough for Jessy to spread the word on body positivity.
3) Rhian Ramos - 359,405 (7.21%)
Last year: 5
All it took was Rhian gracing the front page of the magazine exactly a year ago for people to fully realize her sexy side. This is how she has always been—quietly enthralling.
2) Kim Domingo - 450,192 (9.03%)
Last year: 9
The touted next big thing has come a long way since her social media breakout. With bestselling FHM covers and a sizzling photo book, Kim has nowhere else to go but up.
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