Esquire has bestowed its annual “Sexiest Woman Alive” title on Mila Kunis.
The magazine described the actress as “the most beautiful, opinionated, talkative, and funny movie star that we’ve all known since she was nine.”
Kunis, 29, is known for her role on “That ‘70s Show” and in films like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Black Swan,” “Friends with Benefits” and “Ted.” She also provides the voice of Meg on “Family Guy.”
“What I do and who I am are two different things. And they always will be,” she said in an interview with the magazine. “What happens with people is they lose sight of who they are, and they become either who they want to be or who they are perceived to be.”
She added, “I think that if I bought into the hype, I would lose all sight of who I am, and so much of who I am is what my parents went through and instilled in me. And I never want to lose that. Ever. Because I would be so disappointed if I didn’t make them proud.”
Kunis, who appears topless (with her back facing the camera) on the Esquire cover, also discussed politics, coming to the U.S. from Ukraine when she was 8 and her feelings on living in New York and Los Angeles.
The “Oz: The Great and Powerful” actress succeeds Rihanna, who was Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman Alive” for 2011.
Kunis’ interview and a video from her cover shoot can be found at the magazine’s website.