Gal Gadot's Our Sexiest Woman Of 2017

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Forget all that happened in 2017, because, after a series of highs and lows over the past 365 days, some of our favorite women have been doing the most with themselves, vying for position in our annual Sexiest Women of the Year list. Following some serious research and lots of debate, we've landed on Israeli actress Gal Gadot as our leading lady, after a year that saw her star in a blockbuster hit (Wonder Woman) and fall into the top-3 of the highest-grossing actors this year.

Being sexy means having a combination of sex appeal, talent and charisma, and no other woman on the planet displayed all three of those traits — and more — than Gal Gadot in 2017. The distinction is well-deserved.

After giving you the full, top-100 slideshow earlier today that showed-off all of our sexy and talented women of the year, here's another peek for you to enjoy them all (without all the clicks).

1. Gal Gadot

As we mentioned earlier, 2017 seemed to be the year of Gal Gadot, who busted down the door in Hollywood with her role as Wonder Woman, then went out and saw it earn more than $820 million worldwide. That success landed her on Forbes magazine's top-grossing actors of 2017.

Gal Gadot also found success thanks to the Justice League film, and absolutely scored rave reviews as the host on Saturday Night Live, which only made us adore her even more.

The 100 sexiest women in the world have a lot in common — like beauty, brains and talent — but Gal Gadot reins supreme in 2017, as she has star power and success to boot! Oh, yeah, not to mention that smile of hers could make a man's heart melt!

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2. Emilia Clarke

After finding herself No. 8 on last year's sexiest women list, actress Emilia Clarke rose all the way up to No. 2 in 2017. Why? Simple: Her role as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones remains one of the most beloved in TV history.

In addition to her regular GOT role, Emilia took part in a few movies in 2017, and is set to star as Kira in 2018s Solo: A Star Wars Story, which is sure to only make us adore her even more!

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3. Alexis Ren

To say that Alexis Ren had a big year in 2017 would be quite the understatement. We mean, sure, she surpassed over 11.5 million Instagram followers and continued to make men weak in the knees with her pics and videos, but she did so much more than just look good in a few pictures, guys.

That's because, for the first time in her modeling career, the 21-year-old Alexis was selected to appear in the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which is a huge accomplishment for anyone in her profession.

When you add in the fact that Alexis Ren also created a unique collaboration of activewear for ladies called REN Active, 2017 proved to be one that she'll never forget.

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4. Margot Robbie

Last year's No. 1 on our Sexiest Women in the World list, Margot Robbie "drops" to No. 4 this year, but, really, it might only be due to voter fatigue. After all, it's not as if the Aussie actress lost any of her sex appeal or had less success in 2017, it was simply that she's sexy and we all know it, so what's a couple spots on our list?

With another big year in 2017 that saw her star in the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin and film the highly anticipated movie I, Tonya — which is set to release in 2018 — Margot Robbie continues to flex her muscle in Hollywood and on the red carpet.

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5. Scarlett Johannson

There aren't too many women in the world who can be labeled as the "total package" as much as actress Scarlett Johansson can. With her sultry voice and voluptuous figure, the 33-year-old Scarlett continues to dazzle — and make men drool.

Films like Ghost in the Shell and Rough Night only made audiences adore Scarlett even more, and, after hosting Saturday Night Live for a fifth time — which makes her only the 17th person, and the fourth woman, to join the prestigious Five-Timers Club — it's easy to see why we can never get enough of Scarlett Johansson.

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6. Lais Riberio

Forget the fact that Lais Riberio is already a Victoria's Secret model, which is an accomplishment so many ladies would love on their resume, and let's acknowledge the fact that the Brazilian was handpicked by the iconic lingerie brand to don its $2 million fantasy bra at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show — which is, arguably, the biggest honor at the annual event.

Following the announcement, the 27-year-old Lais told PEOPLE, “I never cried so much in my entire life — and I have a baby,” Ribeiro said of her initial reaction (which you can watch in the exclusive clip above!) when she found out she would be wearing the $2 million Champagne Nights Fantasy bra. “It was so emotional. I couldn’t believe it when they told me. It was so beautiful.”

Yeah, it was a big year for Lais Ribeiro.

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7. Emily Ratajkowski

Ah, yes, Emily Ratajkowski, everyone's guiltiest pleasure... not that that's a bad thing!

After snagging the No. 3 spot in 2016s Sexiest Women list, the woman known as EmRata may not have placed as high in 2017, but she's still a bonafide stunner who knows how to grab attention.

In addition to her superstardom as a model, Emily has managed to have successful bouts with acting, and serves as a major influencer for numerous groups to help promote equality and activism.

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8. Megan Fox

Ever since Megan Fox first burst onto the scene years ago, it seems that she's stolen the hearts of men all around the globe. And, in 2017, the 31-year-old brunette didn't take her foot off of the gas pedal.

While Fox didn't star in any films in 2017, she's set to play Soledad Paladin in the 2018 comedy-drama, Zeroville, alongside actors like James Franco, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogan, and others.

Plus, after being named the spokesperson for the famous lingerie company, Frederick's Of Hollywood, it's clear that Megan Fox can still make men gawk.

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9. Beyoncé

Beyoncé. It's one name that everyone in the world knows and just brings with it a whole lot of talent, sex appeal and class. For that reason, the musician continues to maintain her spot in our top-10 of the sexiest women alive — and we've got a feeling she'll maintain such a position until further notice.

Although 2016 was one that Beyoncé owned thanks to her Lemonade album, 2017 saw her earn a spot on Forbes magazine's most powerful female in entertainment, while also finding herself as one of TIME magazine's "People of the Year."

Beyoncé just continues to do Beyoncé things, and it's why we adore her so much.

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10. Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence may have "slipped" from No. 5 on last year's Sexiest Women Alive list to No. 10 in 2017, but, let's not kid ourselves, the 27-year-old actress still holds a big place in all of our hearts.

2017 saw Jennifer star in the film Mother!, but 2018 is set to be another big year for Lawrence, with the highly anticipated release of both Red Sparrow and X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

A regular in the annual list of Forbes magazine's highest-paid actresses each year, Jennifer Lawrence is always our constant crush.

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