Mila Kunis has come a long way since playing the bratty Jackie Burkhart on ‘That ’70s Show.’

She was cute then, if you could look past her character’s grating tendencies. She has, however, made the leap to drop-dead gorgeous since those days. Lesbian scenes with other hot women might have put her over the top.

Esquire has rewarded Kunis’s steady aesthetic ascent by declaring her the “Sexiest Woman Alive” for 2012. In turn, the Russian-born 29-year-old has rewarded us by posing on Esquire’s cover in only a pair of tight leather pants.

Kunis played opposite Mark Wahlberg in the 2012 comedy ‘Ted,’ and has also done the voice of Meg Griffin on ‘The Family Guy’ since 1999.

While she used to date former child star Macaulay Culkin — suggesting to regular guys everywhere that they might just have a chance — she broke up with him in 2010, and has lately been seen getting cozy with her ’70s Show’ boyfriend Ashton Kutcher.

Previous Esquire ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ winners include Halle Berry, Kate Beckinsale, Minka Kelly and Rihanna.

Did the men’s mag make the right choice in 2012? If you are unsure, this video Esquire put together could help you make your mind.

Fine. Good choice Esquire.