Esquire just named Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke (aka the Mother of Dragons) this year’s sexiest woman alive.
The men’s magazine snapped the 28-year-old star, who plays aspiring queen Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO show, in a sultry lingerie shoot to accompany the announcement.
“She manages to bring together a number of opposites, to make them natural: sweetness and toughness, emotionalism with a kind of cold-blooded determination,” Esquire wrote. “Something in these contrasts explains her sex appeal too. She can play queen and kid sister, dominatrix and pal.”
Esquire is the second men’s magazine to point out Clarke’s appeal this year, with GQ naming the British actress Woman of the Year in September.
Still, it’s interesting that Clarke’s refined elegance won out over more stereotypical current sex bombs like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, particularly when you consider the magazine typically goes down that route, having named stars like Scarlett Johansson and Penélope Cruz as their Sexiest Woman Alive in previous years.
Head over to Esquire to check out the Clarke’s super-sexy shoot for the magazine.