Rihanna Voted Sexiest Woman of the Year, Happy Brown Found Success

Rucuss staffOctober 12, 2011

Singer Rihanna has been named the 2011 sexiest woman alive by Esquire.

Esquire selected Rihanna for her pursuit of “carnal pop” world domination. The 23-year old Barbados bombshell strips nude for the November cover of the magazine, which hits newsstands on Oct. 16.

Its been quite a year for Rihanna. She just bested Madonna to become the fastest solo artist to chart 20 songs inside its Hot 100 top 10. Her latest single, “We Found Love,” is her 20th song to hit the Top 10 since she debuted in 2005.

In her interview with Esquire, Rihanna told the mag that her appeal is more subconscious than deliberate.

“At the end of a concert, I don’t feel like I’ve been this sexy thing,” she says. “Really, I don’t even think about it.”

Rihanna also shares her thoughts about ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who physically assaulted her in February 2009. She says she resented Brown for a time, but has put that behind her and is happy that he has found success in music again.

“It was too much anger,” she said. “I’m really excited to see the breakthrough he’s had in his career. “I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have.”

Brown, 21, is serving five years of probation after pleading guilty to felony assault for the attack on Rihanna in the early morning hours before the 2009 Grammys. “Graffiti,” the album he released 10 months after the attack, was a commercial disappointment. But his latest release, “F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies),” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in March.

“It’s incredible to see how he pulled out the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know?” Rihanna said. “I really like the music he’s putting out. I’m a fan of his stuff. I’ve always been a fan.”

Check out her photos from the Esquire shoot.

Top-selling singer Rihanna shared thoughts about Chris Brown with the magazine.

Rihanna in Esquire

Rihanna in Esquire

Rihanna in Esquire

Rihanna in Esquire

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