Each year FHM magazine compiles a list of the "Sexiest Women In The World." The 2012 U.K. honor goes to British singer/songwriter Tulisa Contostavlos.

Mostly unknown to Americans, the brown haired beauty is famous for being a member of the now defunct hip hop group N-Dubz. But her popularity surged after she joined the British version of "The X Factor" as a judge this season.

She made headlines in March after a sex tape with her ex-boyfriend was leaked online. The singer's memoir will be released later this year, while two novels are expected to be put on sale in 2013 and 2014. She plans on releasing her debut solo album this summer.

Tulisa, 23, has an Irish mother and Greek father.

She said about her "Sexiest" award: "It's a true honor and definitely a lovely confidence boost."

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