It's been a long time coming for the multi-awarded actress-single mom, who has consistently placed in the Top 10 since entering the list in 2011—No. 8 that year, No. 9 in 2012, and back-to-back No. 4 in 2013 and 2014. And with Jen taking the much-coveted top spot this year, the list's equally prestigious Top Five has been shaken up quite vigorously.
And with that, we give you the four sexiest runners-up in this year's 100 Sexiest Women In The World list, including their respective final number of votes. But first, let's start with the country's finest...
Final vote count: 1,017,586
Was it because of that June 2013 cover which interestingly came two years before this glorious declaration? Or Instagram uploads like this, which had us begging for more? What about that drool-inducing bikini scene in English Only, Please? We could cite so many reasons why Jen was hailed as the New Queen this year, but it all boils down to one thing: We're seeing the start of the Jennylyn Mercado era.
Final vote count: 1,002,345
Not at all a cause for disappointment, as the Kapuso star and first-time Top 10 finisher came in at a very close second, after giving Jen a good scare by being in the lead during the voting's final weeks. Not being full of ourselves, but that December 2014 special certainly paved the way for Andrea to finally showcase the goods. Expect her star to rise even higher from this point forward.
Final vote count: 901,234
Experiencing a steady decline each year since 2012—from placing 6th to being No. 7 in 2013, and then No. 8 last year—Ellen surges to the third spot this time around, thanks to a bevy of provocative videos in the past couple of years. Will next year be her year, not just as the country's undisputed "sex symbol" but also, as FHM's Finest?
Final vote count: 801,239
After being in the top two spots in the last four years (back-to-back winner in 2011 and 2012, back-to-back runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2014), Sam drops to a "modest" No. 4 this year. While she still possesses that queenly physique that enamored men since her exit from Kuya's house, maybe we need to see more of her—that weekly segment on Bubble Gang ain't nearly enough to satisfy our eyes!
Final vote count: 603,213
And once again we're left wondering what it would be like if Solenn places No. 1 and how many men will pass out when she hits the 100 Sexiest runway as the country's finest. Yes, there's always next year, but in the meantime, how about another cover stint? *winks*