MANILA, Philippines -- Actress Angel Locsin is the current frontrunner in a nationwide poll to name the "Sexiest Woman of the World."
|Angel Locsin. File photo
Locsin is leading the race in being named sexiest in the world by fans and followers of men's magazine FHM Philippines.
Trailing behind Locsin are -- in order -- actresses Sam Pinto, Jennylyn Mercado, Christine Reyes, Marian Rivera, Ellen Adarna, Solenn Heusaff, Bela Padilla, Bangs Garcia and Toni Gonzaga, who complete the top 10.
The preliminary results, released last week, see Locsin consistently regaining the top spot in the poll, whose partial results are released periodically.
Should Locsin retain frontrunner status until the poll closes in June, she will have had the distinction of being a three-time number one titlist. Locsin was named "#1 Sexiest Woman of the World" in 2005 as well as in 2010.
She has also been voted into the top ten since her showbiz break-through in 2003.
Meanwhile, Locsin continues her big-screen hit streak with three upcoming films under Star Cinema. The young actress is set to star alongside actors Dingdong Dantes and Zanjoe Marudo and actress Angelica Panganiban in movie with the working title "One More Try."
She is also gearing up for a reunion project with her first on-screen partner actor Richard Gutierrez in a joint Star Cinema and Regal Film production, and will be partnered with actor-comedian Vhong Navarro in another big-screen project.
Navarro, who Locsin also works with in weekend sitcom "Toda Max," rejoins the actress and their co-stars actor Robin Padilla and comedienne Pokwang on this week's episode on Saturday, after a prolonged absence due to an operation.