We like Katrina Bowden because she’s gorgeous (and a great actress and stuff, too, of course). And we like Esquire because they take pictures of gorgeous women, just like we do.

Esquire love her more than us, though – they’ve just named her their "Sexiest Woman Alive 2011," which is quite an achievement as almost no-one knows who she is or what she does. (she’s on that show 30 Rock ­– you know, you’ve been meaning to watch it for ages but never quite get round to it, it’s pretty good though, you should really give it a try one of these days when you’ve got an evening free, totally)

Katrina Bowden for Esquire
Although branding her arse with a big "E" was maybe going a bit too far

She reckons that her success in claiming the coveted title (although probably not as coveted as our Sexiest Woman Of The Year, but still pretty coveted) which has been previously held by the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Brooklyn Decker (whose name actually sounds like a sandwich, when you think about it) is due to the fans of 30 Rock: 

“If you say my name and then say Megan Fox’s name, most people know who she is but, well, a small percent will know who I am. I think a lot of the fans of ’30 Rock’ kind of went crazy with it.”

Fair enough. We also think it has something to do with the fact that she’s smoking hot. Anyway, enjoy these pictures of her, why not, and get yourself geared up for our (proper) 100 Sexiest Announcement on 5 May.