Minka Kelly: “Sexiest Woman Alive”

Minka Kelly of “Friday Night Lights” fame has indeed come a long way since her days as a scrub nurse. Proof of this is her being named the “Sexiest Woman Alive” by popular men’s magazine Esquire.

The 30-year-old looker, who is the daughter of one-time Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay, said in the Esquire interview that she is now more confident that she is over and done with her twenties. “I’m so excited to be a woman. Done with the twenties. I’m confident — confident in my skin, and I’m cool with my flaws and all that stuff,” said Kelly, who is currently dating New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter.

As if to prove the confidence she has gained by turning 30, Kelly gives several temperature-spiking poses inside the Esquire issue.

Kelly, who made cheerleading hot again during her turn as Lyla Garrity in “Friday Night Lights,” now joins Halle Berry, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel, among others, as the few celebrities to be conferred by the men’s magazine as the “Sexiest.”