Rihanna Named ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ by Esquire Magazine

Rihanna’s sex appeal is undeniable, but now the editors of Esquire magazine have declared the Barbados beauty as 2011’s “Sexiest Woman Alive.” She takes the honors from actress Minka Kelly, who graced last year’s cover. In the black-and-white photo shoot, RiRi strips down, rubbing dirt all over her smokin’ body. The teaser will have you hitting play over and over again.

In related news, the singer has scrapped plans for a LOUD re-release and is instead readying an entirely new body of work. “I tht abt a RihRelease, but LOUD is its own body of work! Plus u guys work so F?CKIN hard that u deserve to act brand new!!!” she informed one fan on Twitter.