Maxim has released their annual Hot 100 list and 26-year-old Israeli model, Bar Refaeli made the number one spot for 2012.
The top three for the Maxim Hot 100 list is Mila Kunis ranked in the number three spot with Olivia Munn ahead of her in number two. The top ten is rounded out by Katy Perry, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Megan Fox, Malin Akerman and Adrianne Palicki.
For the first time in Maxim history, readers were part of the voting and selecting process of the Hot List 100. With readers a part of the process, for the first year a man and a cartoon made it on the list. Stephen Colbert ranked at number 69 and Lois Griffin from Family Guy made 85th rank.
Editor Dan Bova says Maxim put a list of suggestions online but then write-ins were allowed. “The Colbert Nation turned out in force. As we say: Democracy isn’t pretty, but this time, it was downright handsome.”
On the Maxim website it states: “Our fellow Americans: As we’re reminded every four years, democracy is the cornerstone upon which our great land is built. That’s why this year, for the first time in Hot 100 history, we let you, the readers of Maxim, weigh in on who should comprise the definitive list of the world’s most beautiful women. From movie stars to murder suspects to a cartoon, here are the sexy results. God bless America!”
Bova added letting the readers vote has said a lot about what their preferences are. He says that readers just don’t appreciate beautiful women, but also want women with a sense of humor. “Maxim readers not only appreciate a beautiful-looking woman. They like women who have a great sense of fun, who are kind of like guy’s guys. A lot of these women are in comedies or are just big personalities. They’re not above it all. They like to do silly things. And I think our guys respond to a woman who is not only beautiful, she’s also approachable. She would probably be the coolest person on Earth to hang out with.”
Winner of Maxim Hot 100 Bar Refaeli said in a phone call interview from Israel about topping the list, “Every year, it’s a different girl that I look up to. For me to be among them, it’s an honor. I am shocked that among all these beautiful ladies, I’m number one. Thank you so much for voting for me! I’m truly honored. This is the title I will never forget.”
See the complete Maxim Hot 100 2012 list.
The Maxim Hot 100 issue will be on newsstands May 29, 2012.
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