Acclaimed singer, musician and actor Ali Zafar held onto his position as the sexiest Pakistani man on the planet for the ninth year in a row. No other Pakistani celebrity has been able to replace this heart-throb so far in this annual online poll. A former winner in 2013, Ali held onto his third position from last year in the 2015 edition of the 50 Sexiest Asian Men list.
Popular British singer Zayn Malik topped the long running list compiled by UK based Eastern Eye newspaper for the first time and at 22-years-old became the youngest to ever top the list. Last year’s winner, Bollywood actor, Hrithik Roshan came second following millions of votes from across the globe for the popular annual poll now in its twelfth year.
This rounds off another successful year for Ali, which saw him commence work on his home production Deosai and deliver acclaimed musical performances on the popular Coke Studio. Eastern Eye’s award-winning Entertainment Editor Asjad Nazir, who founded the list and puts it together annually, thinks Ali done an incredible job representing Pakistan internationally.
“Ali has been the highest placed Pakistani in the 50 Sexiest Asian Men List for nine years and consistently maintained his position in the top 10. During this time at the top he has been a great international ambassador for Pakistan and built bridges around the world through music, cinema and social media. Throughout it all he has been a proud Pakistani who has shown his country in a very positive light and with exciting projects on the way this is set to continue,” said Asjad
The mass interest in the 12th edition of the list was such that it was trending on Twitter across India and Pakistan during the voting process.