Capetonian Lyndall Jarvis voted 2009 sexiest woman in the world FHM magazineBombshell Lyndall Jarvis once described herself as “creepy”. The 25-year-old beauty from Cape Town was actually referring to Laughing Octopus, a character based on her which features in the popular futuristic video game, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

“It’s a bit creepy! I’m a bit creepy,” she said laughing in an interview shortly after the game’s release.

But this week, Jarvis’s icy blue eyes, golden locks and famous “twins” earned her the coveted top spot in FHM magazine’s annual Sexiest Woman in the World survey. More than a million votes were cast in the local version of the poll.

She beat foxy fellow frontrunners IPL Miss Bollywood SA Gabrielle Demetriades, American actress Megan Fox, Cape surfer Roxy Louw, TV personality Shashi Naidoo and model Joelle Kayembe to the title.

Jarvis inherited the crown from her friend and fellow model, Tracy McGregor. She admitted to dancing with joy after hearing the news.

“I was ecstatic and it was the first call of the morning. What a way to start your day! I did a little happy dance in my living room,” Jarvis said.