Rihanna: Nude, Named Sexiest Woman Alive, Praising Chris Brown in Esquire!

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Following in the smoking hot footsteps of 2010 winner Minka Kelly, Rihanna has just been dubbed by Esquire magazine the Sexiest Woman Alive. Really, Esquire?

We might have gone in another direction there, but the Barbados-bred singer is known for being sexy, and she knows it. There's simply no denying that fact.

Not that the c-word dropping artist cares. "At the end of a concert, I don't feel like I've been this sexy thing. Really, I don't even think about it," she says.

Concert-goers, Internet oglers and Dudley O'Shaughnessy beg to differ:

Rihanna Nude in Esquire

Rihanna does concede that at times, parts of her act are overtly sexual.

"With 'Skin' or 'S&M,' or when I cover Darling Nikki,'" she allows. "There's a section that's called 'Sex' in the show, which is the obvious section for sexuality."

Obviously.

But that's as far as she'll go -- even if she admits that she loves choosing men from the audience on whom she can grind.

"Like, really? It's never that deliberate in the rest of the show. I don't even really ... I could maybe see 'What's My Name?' - the dancing is pretty sexy. 'Rude Boy.' But I don't know. I guess people find different things sexy."

As for the obligatory comment on the Chris Brown incident ...

"It's incredible to see how he pulled out of it the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know?" she says, somewhat surprisingly.

"I really like the music he's putting out. I'm a fan of his stuff."

"I've always been a fan. Obviously, I had some resentment for a while, for obvious reasons. But I put that behind me. It was taking up too much of my time. It was too much anger. I'm really excited to see the breakthrough he's had in his career."

"I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have."

Chris Brown fans can certainly appreciate that sentiment.

If Rihanna is moving on and even looking at Chris' career so positively, he must be doing something right. Maybe some of his detractors will follow her lead.

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Rihanna? I'm not shure!

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She a jungle hoe!!

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Hell no rihanna is the sexiest!! She has a body, but she has a big ass head. And that short hair isn't helping. It works on mrs halle, but that's because halle is gorgeous, rehanna is ugly!!!!! You can pose nude but that ain't gona make your face look good. I'm just saying, u put chris browns face on rihannas body and you wouldn't be able to tell. Ouch!!! That hurt

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NOT! I THINK JENNIFER LOPEZ IS.

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rihanna is definately an acquired taste!not everyones cup of tea lol

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She looks like they rolled her in garbage before filming her.

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Well I agree that she is attractive, but to say she is the sexuest woman alive...I think that's a little too much in my opinion. I'm not jealous or racist by any means I just have seen much sexier woman. Btw wearing itty bitty clothes doesn't make you Sexy. I had a guy that told me once that he finds a woman who is a bit more covered up to be sexy because this leads to wonder what lies underneath, it's like teasing to the senses. You don't have to pose naked to be SEXY. A woman who is sexy, will look as such and exude such EVEN while fully clothed. Again, I don't mean to offend anyone I'm simply stating my opinion.

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I don't get why these "ladies" want to be naked and say she is the beautiful now young girls are going to want to naked as well because you are beautiful that way and that is just plain wrong.

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Maybe is on a trip with Marilyn.jaaajaja?

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Marilyn really is dead idiot. Were talking about the peoples vote. Damn.!!!!!!!!!!!!!