Minka Kelly is the "Sexiest Woman Alive"

October 11, 2010

Minka Kelly, the sexy actress best known for her role in Friday Night Lights, has been named the sexiest woman alive. Check out Minka posing for the camera in her first ever “sexy photo shoot” after the jump.

Esquire magazine has officially crowned Minka Kelly this year’s "Sexiest Woman Alive." The striking brunette poses on the cover of the latest issue of magazine in a seductive pictorial which she says is her first-ever sexy photo shoot. She tells the magazine, “I've never done a sexy photo shoot before. I've never really honestly tapped into that side. It was really liberating. It was exciting. I would look at the pictures, like, that's me?” Kelly definitely is a natural.


In an interview with the magazine the actress reveals that her mother was a exotic dancer and the fun adventures they would sometimes get up to in the middle of the night. “My mom lived a fast life. It was all about what we could do to have fun with nothing. She — for most of my life, she was a dancer. An exotic dancer. She was a stripper. Um, so she would come home at like three, four o'clock in the morning, and sometimes she would have a really great night, and so she would wake me up in the middle of the night and we'd go to Ralphs and go grocery shopping. And that was so much fun. We'd have the whole grocery store to ourselves, and we would have a blast and buy a hundred dollars in groceries. And it was just the best day ever. The best day."

Kelly, who recently turned 30, says she is happy to grow older and grow into herself. She says, “I'm so excited to be a woman. Done with the twenties. I'm confident — confident in my skin, and I'm cool with my flaws and all that stuff. It just feels nice to be at peace with yourself. I think my 30th birthday gave me permission to have all that. The twenties were a pain in the ass — figuring it all out. What am I doing? Where do I go?"

That womanly confidence is obvious and it definitely shines through.

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