Blake Lively ranked at #85 on the annual Askmen.com’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women. View her entry here.

Why She’s #85
There was a time when pop culture seemed to have had enough of the blond, blue-eyed American girl, but Blake Lively is proof that a beautiful woman can never actually be a cliche. She first caught our attention in 2007, when previews for the show Gossip Girl hit airwaves. While we never imagined ourselves immersed in the trials and tribulations of rich high school kids from the Upper East Side, we’ve found ourselves on numerous occasions — forced by the powers of female persuasion — sitting through episodes of Gossip Girl. Is it embarrassing to admit that we know who Lively’s character Serena van der Woodsen is dating and who her fictional BFF is? Definitely, but at least 2009 ended with Lively hosting Saturday Night Live, and 2010 marks the year that the California native will finally act in something we’re not ashamed to talk about on poker night. Starring opposite Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, Lively hits the big screen this September in the Ben Affleck-directed movie The Town. The movie has everything a guy-movie requires: guns, crime, FBI agents, a cool male lead, and a beautiful woman. Until then, we’ll just have to be content being that amazing boyfriend who, every Monday night, spends a little quality time with his girlfriend watching Gossip Girl.