Miranda Kerr Strips Down for Esquire U.K.'s 'Sexiest Woman Alive' Shoot

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Kerr's steamy shoot for Esquire U.K.

The votes have been counted and the verdict is in: Miranda Kerr is the Sexiest Woman Alive of 2012.

So sayeth Esquire U.K., and indeed, the Australian supermodel makes quite the compelling case as she poses topless and in racy lingerie for her December cover shoot for the magazine, which hits newsstands later this week.

Striking many a provocative pose for lensman David Slijper, the Victoria's Secret Angel wears nothing but a cheeky smile and a pair of lacy blue panties for her steamy cover.

"I believe in celebrating the female figure and embracing what we've been given," Kerr tells the magazine.

No kidding!