After 360 days of impatiently engraving lines into your bedroom wall like Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption, the wait to find out who is officially the sexiest woman on planet earth is almost over.

Will it be Kelly Brook? Cheryl Cole? Mila Kunis? Your mum? All will be revealed in T minus 133 hours, when the results of the world’s biggest and best search for the world’s loveliest lady will be disclosed.

To help you wile away the final the final 7,982 minutes, we thought now would be the perfect time to give you a sexy reminder of last year’s top-placed super-mega-babes. 

2011 TOP 5

NUMBER 5  - OLIVIA WILDE

 Olivia Wilde looking mega sexy 

Olivia’s been a little bit quiet in 2012, but will that affect her ranking in this year’s poll?

 NUMBER 4 – MEGAN FOX

  

Foxy Megan has been surrounded by Botox rumours in the past year – but will it propel her up the chart or cause a slide?

 NUMBER 3 – RIHANNA

 Rihanna looking hot for FHMRihanna looking fit for FHM 

Over the past 12 months Ri-Ri has shaken her rump in everyone from Calvin Harris to Jonathan Ross’s face. But will it be enough to clinch the top spot?

 NUMBER 2 – KATY PERRY

 Katy Perry wearing pink 

Huzzah! K-Pez is single! Will de-Branding herself mean the difference between silver and gold?

 NUMBER 1 – ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEYRWH

 

Rosie Huntingdon Whitely = yes

rhw

The Transphwoarmers star (sorry) won us over last year, but after a film-free 12 months will she be able to hold on to her crown?

ALL YOUR QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED ON WEDNESDAY

Yes, this very Wednesday, you’ll be able to find out who’s number one, who’s up, who’s down, and who’s gone! 

If you think you know who this year’s top 5 will be, send your predictions to us at letters@fhm.com - whoever gets closest to the actual top 5 will win a year’s free subscription to FHM.

In the meantime, here are a few very pressing questions to mull over…

IT’S UP TO YOU!

Well, it was. Voting’s closed now. But if you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of people who showed that democracy is healthier and sexier than ever, then give yourself a big pat on the shoulder, because you, sir, have helped shape the year’s most vital election.

WHEN’S IT OUT AGAIN?

Wednesday, goddamit. Set a reminder on your phone. Write it in lipstick on your girlfriend’s mirror. Bore the date into your skull with an electric drill.* Do whatever it takes to remember to buy FHM’s biggest and best issue of the year.

 *FHM doesn’t condone or recommend drilling into your own head.