Scarlett Johansson

While red-headed beauty Christina Hendricks  graced the cover of Esquire's "Women We Love" issue, the voluptuous Mad Men star was the second choice behind Scarlett Johansson, according to the magazine's editor-in-chief.

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"Scarlett completely screwed us," David Granger told Canada's National Post at a recent magazine conference, adding she was "supposed" to be first choice as the best-looking woman in America.

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"Scarlett was indeed the first person approached by Esquire to appear on the cover" and was "committed" to the shoot, a source told the New York Daily News. "I think her commitment on Broadway [in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge] prevented her from making good."

Hendricks, who reportedly won the title over Megan Fox, Adriana Lima and, yes, Zac Efron with 30 percent of the vote, appeared on the cover of the May issue and penned "A Letter to Men," detailing what she really thinks about the opposite sex and what men need to know about women.

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