Tulisa is snapped celebrating a new accolade with boyfriend Skins actor Jack O'Connell.
The X Factor judge, 23, usurped Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Cheryl Cole to be named the world's sexiest woman.
She topped the list by FHM for 2012.
"I'm proud of me and I am who I am. I know that I'm Marmite and I wouldn't want to be anything less or anything more, I'm just myself," Tulisa said.
"This is an award that will stay on the mantelpiece probably for the rest of my life."
Two-time winner Cheryl takes second place, followed by pop star Rihanna and glamour model Rosie Jones.
Model and Transformers star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley drops down to 18th place from top of the list in 2011.
Pippa Middleton makes the cut at number 11, while her sister the Duchess of Cambridge is 32nd.
The full list, voted for by the magazine's readers, is out in June.
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