London, Feb 23 : It looks like Heather Mills' legal battle with estranged Sir Paul McCartney has finally paid off, at least in making her popular, for the former model is on the verge of becoming the world's most sexiest woman.
Mills amazed bosses at FHM magazine by getting 1,000 votes a day in their online poll to name the world's 100 hottest females.
The mag said the 40-year-old' s attractiveness rating had rocketed since she began hammering out a massive divorce settlement from Sir Paul McCartney, 65.
"Heather Mills has always been vilified as a gold-digger with a dubious past," The Sun quoted Chris Bell, Deputy Editor of FHM magazine, as saying.
"But readers have realized she's about to become the world's most eligible - and richest - single woman," he added.
Mills is currently at 95 on the Top 100 list - ahead of socialite Paris Hilton, singer Gwen Stefani and 'Spider-Man' star Kirsten Dunst.