Following on from Scarlett Johansson as the sexiest woman alive, or anything really, is always going to be a tough gig. You don’t want to be the new girlfriend if your boyfriends ex was Scarlett. Unless you’re Penélope Cruz – in my opinion one of the most underrated women alive. Seriously, she’s basically perfect, and she has a Spanish accent. And that’s why I love Esquire’s choice every year. They don’t go for the obvious choices. The dolled up plastic ‘now’ women. They pick the real thing.