Actress Minka Kelly has been crowned Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive 2010.
As well as purring over her ’sexy’ title, the former Friday Night Lights TV star also opened up to the mag about her sex appeal, childhood and being tough.
Check out some interview highlights and more snaps form her shoot below:
Minka on her twenties (she‘s 30 years old now):
“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 thirtieth 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?”
On her mother, an exotic dancer:
“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.”
On being tough:
“I’m a very nice girl, but nobody pushes me around,” she would write me later in an e-mail. She was talking about a fight she got into at school once. She had befriended a girl who knew how to kickbox — who, in fact, “came from a family of kickboxers” — and Minka eventually ended up kicking another girl’s ass in one of those big fights after school where everybody shows up. Even today, when you mess with her or one of her friends, she wrote, “that’s when you’ll see a whole other side of me. That’s when you’ll see the side that grew up in Albuquerque.”
Check out the rest of the interview in the November issue of Esquire.