Prime Minister John Key ranked the 48th hottest politician in the world gallery

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Check out our gallery to see who made the top ten.

1. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan.

2. Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto.

3. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.

4. King Felipe VI of Spain.

5. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina.

6. The Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila.

7. Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

8. Pedro Passos Coelho, PM of Portugal.

9. Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador.

10. Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece.

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The Prime Minister has been called a lot of things, but 'sexy' is not one of them. Until now. 

The gods behind website Hottest Heads of State have deliberated and determined PM John Key to be the 48th hottest leader in the world.

This places him in the top 25% of rankings, but still a distance behind Australia's Malcolm Turnbull (11th place), who recently appeared on the cover of GQ Australia's September issue.

John Key: Handsome or no? Tell us in the comments.
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John Key: Handsome or no? Tell us in the comments.

According to the list, New Zealand's PM has nothing on Canada's dishy new PM Justin Trudeau (3), US President Barack Obama (13) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (27). 

But he's hotter than Germany's Angela Merkel (54), Pope Francis (80) and Queen Elizabeth II (89).

On the website, the creators explain why they decided to shoulder the responsibility of ranking office holders by looks.

"For too long, citizens of the world have suffered under the tyranny of unattractive leaders. By ranking the world's leaders by looks, we hope to heighten voter awareness of this problem and shame the citizens of countries with unattractive leaders into rising up and staging coups or something."

They acknowledge, however, that their rankings may be contentious.

"If you disagree with our rankings ... you can voice your opinion on Twitter or by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page. Like any good sham democracy, we will take your comments under advisement [sic]," reads a disclaimer.

Click here to see the full list.

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