Helen, 22, beat the likes of Michelle Keegan and Cheryl Cole to take the runner up spot, behind actress Mila Kunis and singer Rihanna.
The former Corrie star said she was ‘flattered’ by the accolade.
‘It’s so so sweet!’ she said, before adding that her ideal date would be with a ‘gentleman’.
Helen has had to deny recent reports that she’s split with footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair, 24, and was spotted at the ceremony last night with a huge rock on her engagement finger.
Something to tell us, Helen?
Here are the Top 10 Sexiest Women in the World as voted for by FHM readers:
1. Mila Kunis, actress, USA
2. Rihanna, singer, Barbados
3. Helen Flanagan, actress, UK
4. Michelle Keegan, actress, UK
5. Kelly Brook, model, UK
6. Kaley Cuoco, actress, USA
7. Pixie Lott, singer, UK
8. Kate Upton, model, USA
9. Cheryl Cole, singer, UK
10. Georgia Salpa, model, ROI