Jessica Simpson's estranged husband Nick Lachey is narrowing down his search for a new woman after splitting from the singer last year (NOV05) - he wants a Jessica Alba look-a-like who has bedded 10 guys or less.

The former 98 DEGREES star is on the hunt for his next great love, even though he admits "Jessica is the hottest woman I've ever seen".

But speaking to Elle magazine, Lachey reveals he desires a sexy Latina lover.

He says, "Jessica Alba's beautiful. So is Eva Mendes."

He also has fixed ideas about his next woman's sexual history: "I'm all for 10 (sexual partners) and under, but, of course, as you get older, that number becomes less realistic."

Lachey also expects his new lady to understand his love of sports - unlike Simpson - and appreciate his musical career.

He adds, "I hope that she'll at least respect my music. If she didn't like it, I could live with that."