Solenn Heussaff (MNS Photo)

MANILA, Jan 30 (Mabuhay) — The local edition of men’s magazine Esquire has named Solenn Heussaff as its “Sexiest Woman Alive.”

The French-Filipina model-actress was announced as the cover girl of the February 2013 issue of Esquire Philippines. The cover image will be unveiled on Wednesday, the men’s magazine said in its official website.

Accompanying Esquire’s announcement of the “Sexiest Woman Alive” is a video of Heussaff in a two-piece lingerie (seen above). The reel — set to the song “Psilo” by Armi Millare — was made by Jason Tan.

“We’ve been seeing a lot of her these days, with ads for vodka, pizza and condos,” Esquire said in its description of the reel on video-sharing site YouTube.

It added, “But we’ve also been seeing her with a lot less – less clothing, inhibitions, and fear. Sexy has become synonymous with Solenn. How could we deny her the title?”

Huessaff’s appearance in the video was styled by Liz Uy and Raymond Gutierrez, with hair and makeup by John Valle and Paolo Maranan, respectively.

The “Seduction” actress was photographed by BJ Pascual.

In the United Kingdom and United States editions of Esquire, Australian model Miranda Kerr and American actress Mila Kunis, respectively, were named “Sexiest Woman Alive” for the year 2012. (MNS)