By Mike Bruno
Updated June 10, 2009 at 05:24 PM EDT

Like the rest of the straight male species, my jaw dropped right alongside Shia LaBeouf’s when Megan Fox bent over his engine compartment in Transformers. The girl is spectacularly hot. Really. But I also thought she was WAY too big for her britches last year when she said she was “much hotter” than Angelina Jolie. “Who does she think she is?” I thought. Megan Fox may be the new “it” girl, but she’s got a ways to go before she can touch Ms. Jolie.

Well, this week, now that Fox has titilated the entire planet, I’m starting to wonder if Fox was right. First, she showed up at the Tokyo premiere for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen showing a whole lotta gams in this purple dress, then yesterday, at the Seoul premiere, she popped my eyes out yet again rocking the black dress pictured here. Jolie can certainly pull it off physically, but I’m not sure she could wear that sheer dress without it coming off as somehow beneath a woman of her Oscar-winning stature. Jolie is elegant, classy, Hollywood royalty, which his precisely why I bristled when Angie-Come-Lately Megan Fox dissed her. But at the same time, in terms of pure, unadulterated “hot” factor, Fox has definitely taken hold of a certain je ne sais quoi that Jolie may have left behind. Certainly, we all want to gawk at post-event red carpet photos of Angie looking fabulous with Brad, but she doesn’t generate the same kind of in-the-moment buzz that Fox gets sporting that black number last night. Looked at another way, Changeling may have been a better movie than Transformers, but it’s pretty obvious which of the two made more “hot” lists. I’m still not giving Fox “hotter than Angelina” status just yet. But yeah, I’m getting there…

So what of it, PopWatchers? Is Megan Fox hotter than Angelina Jolie? Which do we like better, the purple or the black dress?

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