Derek Jeter is one lucky fella: Former Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly joins actresses Halle Berry and Kate Beckinsale as the latest star honored as Esquire Magazine Sexiest Woman Alive!
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For Minka herself, the title will take a little getting used to.
“I’ve never done a sexy photo shoot before,” says the Parenthood star, who notes that channeling her sex appeal for the Esquire shoot was a new experience. “I’ve never really honestly tapped into that side. It was really liberating. It was exciting. I would look at the pictures, like, ‘That’s me?’ Hopefully people will see that I’m not just a 17-year-old cheerleader from ‘Friday Night Lights.'”
While the sexy pictorial may be a first for Minka, 30, sex appeal is in her veins.
“[My mother] â€” 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,” Minka revealed.
Although Minka is in a high-profile romance with New York Yankees slugger Derek Jeter, the low-profile actress values her privacy.
“My ideal night is dinner at home and a movie, glass of wine. Every time I’m in my sweats and I get my blanket and my pillows and I’m on the couch about to watch a movie, I find myself saying, ‘This is the life.'”