After an exhaustive and highly-scientific study, peer-reviewed journal Esquire have answered the question that has baffled humanity for millennia, officially determining Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke to be the sexiest woman alive. 

The 28-year-old British actress, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the show, was profiled by the magazine, and revealed, amongst other things, that she “Wikipedia’d the living crap” out of the books before being cast in HBO’s adaptation.

She also noted that the show’s notorious sex scenes can be fairly tough going from an actor’s perspective, saying:

“Once, I had to take a little time out. I said I needed a cup of tea, had a bit of a cry, and was ready for the next scene.”

Ladies and gentlemen, may we present Emilia Clarke, our #SexiestWomanAlive. ??: @VincentPeters1 for Esquire. UPDATE: link in bio for full set of photos. #emiliaclarke #GOT #esquiresexiestwomanalive #khaleesi

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The profile appears in Esquire’s November issue.

Esquire Names ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Sexiest Woman Alive

via Esquire