But for browbeaten Tulisa – who has spent weeks in hiding after an ex-boyfriend published a video of the Young singer performing an oral sex act – the award is received with welcome arms.
âItâs a true honour and a confidence boostâ?, gushed Tulisa, who beat the likes of Rihanna and two-time winner Cheryl Cole to the top spot.
âIâm proud of me and I am who I am. I know Iâm Marmite and I wouldnât want to be anything less or anything more, Iâm just myself.
âI believe in embracing being sexy but Iâm not one to agree with stripping off for the camerasâ?, she added before stripping down to her bra and hot pants and leaping into the air for a shoot with the magazine.
Former X Factor panel babe, Cheryl Cole came in at second place while the likes of Megan Fox and Mila Kunis also made an appearance in the top ten.
According to reports by The Sun out earlier this week, the 23-year-old will be returning to the X Factor panel for a tasty pay increase to around Â£500, 000 and has promised many âshocksâ? in the upcoming series.
Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh have already been confirmed as judges for the 2012 run, while a deal with Dannii Minogue is also rumoured to be on the table as a replacement for Kelly Rowland.
Sex queen Tulisa has come back fighting after her difficult episode and has spoken of her newfound competitive attitude: âEvery day is a competition whether you’re in television or music – you’re always fighting to be the best,” she told The Sun.
“You need to keep reinventing yourself and changing things up and keeping people entertained. So I’m sure they will do something that either shocks people or just gets the viewers excited this year.”
If the FHM crowd is anything to go by, theyâre âexcited â alright Tulisa.