Actress Minka Kelly has been named Esquire magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive. The former "Friday Night Lights" actress takes the crown from Kate Beckinsale, who was named last year's most attractive star.
But Kelly, who is pictured posing seductively in lingerie for the November issue of the men's magazine, admits she didn't always feel glamorous growing up - as the daughter of a struggling stripper.
Opening up about hard times and her late mother, she says, "My mom lived a fast life. It was all about what we could do to have fun with nothing. She - for most of my life, she was a dancer. An exotic dancer. She was a stripper. So she would come home at like three, four o'clock in the morning and sometimes she would have a really great night, and she would wake me up in the middle of the night and we'd go to (Los Angeles grocery chain) Ralphs and go grocery shopping."
But Kelly made the best of her upbringing: "And that was so much fun. We'd have the whole grocery store to ourselves, and we would have a blast and buy a hundred dollars in groceries. And it was just the best day ever. The best day."