23 OCTOBER 2003
Sexy stars Anna Kournikova, Charlize Theron and Beyonce Knowles were among the ladies mingling with some of Hollywood's hottest men on Tuesday night at the eight annual GQ Men Of The Year Awards in Manhattan.
Pirates Of The Caribbean heart-throb Orlando Bloom led the list of pin-up worthy gentlemen gracing the bash, which honoured "men of distinction" in the world of entertainment.
Charlize, elegant in white, went without a kiss as she presented 2003 Oscar winner Adrien Brody with the best actor award, while Anna handed Foo Fighters and Nirvana musician Dave Grohl the rock icon statuette. Rock Your Body singer Justin Timberlake arrived without his current love Cameron Diaz to pick up the best showman gong.
Beauties who were on hand included supermodel Eva Herzigova, rising star Eva Mendes, Matrix Reloaded's Monica Belucci and R'n'B star Mya, who performed in a bikini top, hot pants and thigh-high stockings. In fact, the dazzling women hitting the red carpet nearly upstaged the guys. "It was meant to be all about the men," said one guest. "But at the end all anyone was talking about was the women."