Honorees of the past include Scarlett Johansson (the only two-time selection), Mila Kunis, Angelina Jolie, Rihanna, Minka Kelly, Halle Berry, Kate Beckinsale, Charlize Theron, and Jessica Biel. Cruz is the second-oldest to be selected, alongside Halle Berry, 42.
Penelope Cruz has been determined, after an exhaustive global search, to be the world’s sexiest woman. http://t.co/ecc2Fm8NJC
— V.F. HOLLYWOOD (@vfhollywood) October 13, 2014
Cruz was somewhat of a surprise pick, primarily due to her low profile in Hollywood. Cruz has always kept her private life a little more private than most celebrities do, and spends most of her time raising her 3-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter. One could argue that there are other sexier women that deserved the honor, but with Cruz rumored to be the next “Bond girl” in the upcoming film, one can only expect that her name will be on everyone’s lips soon enough.
Cruz will be featured in the November 2014 issue of Esquire.
Penélope Cruz is named the 2014 “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine. If you think you can handle it, click to see the cover of the magazine!