Movies have the Oscars, music has the Grammys, football has the Super Bowl and apparently, hotness has the Maxim Hot 100. Maybe nobody is working their whole life to be number 1 on the Maxim Hot 100, but many men are very happy it exists. Maxim is a very popular men’s magazine originally launched in the UK. It’s since moved its base of operations to New York. It’s known for its photography of the top actresses, singers and models from all over the world. It is the largest men’s lifestyle magazine in America. It reaches 9 million readers each month. Since 2000, Maxim has released the Maxim Hot 100 List. The list comprises the most beautiful, gorgeous, hottest and talented celebrities at the peak of their career. They narrow the list down to 100 of the top talent from all over the world. The list is usually full of the toughest competition and it’s not as easy to get that number 1 spot. Several of the most beautiful and hottest women have been on the list but have yet to make it to number one. The 14 celebrities that have won are some of the most beautiful and talented women in the world. Here is a look at 14 Celebrities ranked #1 on the Maxim Hot 100 List.
14 Miley Cyrus #1 in 2013
Miley Cyrus is a very successful singer and actress. She first rose to fame as the star on the hit Disney series, Hannah Montana. She became a teen idol and released the albums, Meet Miley Cyrus and Breakout. She began to develop a more mature image with the album, The Time of Our Lives. She then developed a very sexual image that has created controversy. She released the album Bangerz, in 2013 that contained highly sexual videos for “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop”. She has always been attractive but her hotness seemed to evolve over time, as she climbed the Maxim Hot 100 List. In the two previous years, she was ranked in the top 60s. In 2013, She jumped to the top spot as she ranked number 1 on the Maxim Hot 100. She beat out Jessica Alba, Kate Upton and Beyonce for the Hottest of 2013.
13 Estella Warren #1 in 2000
Estella Warren was the first winner and ranked number one in the first ever Maxim Hot 100, in 2000. She is born in Canada and was a dedicated synchronized swimmer. It was during that time that she was discovered by a modeling agency. She has appeared in ad campaigns for Victoria’s Secret and Perry Ellis. She appeared in Sports Illustrated, FHM and Vanity Fair. She also branched out into an acting career, appearing in films and TV shows like, Tim Burton’s Plant of the Apes, That 70’s Show and Law and Order. It’s one thing to be considered hot, but to be the first person ranked at number one out of 100 hot celebrities must mean she is damn hot. Some of the celebrities that she beat out for the top spot included, Shannon Elizabeth, Aaliyah and Jessica Alba.
12 Lindsay Lohan #1 in 2007
The beautiful and talented Lindsay Lohan is a very successful actress and singer. She started her career as a child and had her big breakthrough with the critically and commercially successful film, The Parent Trap. She also starred in films, Freaky Friday, Mean Girls and Bobby. She portrayed Elizabeth Taylor in the biographical TV film, Liz and Dick. She expanded into a music career as well, and released the albums, Speak and A little More Personal (Raw). Her hotness and beauty took her to number 3 on the Maxim Hot 100 in 2006, but she grabbed the number 1 spot in 2007.
11 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley #1 in 2011
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a well known English supermodel. She is known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. She has appeared in a number of highly successful ad campaigns, including Burberry, Godiva and Loewe. She has graced the covers of Elle, Vogue and GQ. She appeared in Transformers: Dark of the Moon and will appear in the upcoming film, Mad Max: Fury Road. She is widely considered one of the hottest celebrities in Hollywood. She cemented that status when she debuted on the Maxim Hot 100 List at number 1. She is the third person to achieve that honor. She had a lot of stiff competition that year for that top spot, and beat out Olivia Munn, Cameron Diaz and Mila Kunis.
10 Christina Aguilera #1 in 2003
The beautiful and talented Christina Aguilera is one of the top musicians in the world. She is widely recognized as a sex symbol and pop icon. She started her career at a young age, appearing on The Mickey Mouse Club. She has many hit singles, such as, “Genie in a Bottle”, “Dirty” and “Ain’t No Other Man”. She has reinvented her image several times throughout her career. In the late 90’s, she had a rather 'bubblegum' teen image. She then developed a more risky and sexual image. Recently, she has changed her image to a more mature look. She grabbed the top spot on the Maxim Hot 100 in 2003.
9 Bar Refaeli #1 in 2012
The stunning and breathtaking Bar Refaeli is a top Israeli fashion model and TV host. She has appeared in magazines such as GQ, Elle and Marie-Claire. She also appeared in a number of ad campaigns such as, Samsung, Castro and Sears. She hosted the first season of X Factor Israel. She graced the cover of the 2009 Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. In 2010, she appeared on the Maxim Hot 100 List at number 19, and climbed the list to number 6 the following year. She ranked at number 1 on the Maxim Hot 100 in 2012. She beat out a long list of beautiful women, including, Katy Perry, Megan Fox and Jennifer Lawrence.
8 Jessica Simpson #1 in 2004
Jessica Simpson is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. She is widely recognized as a sex symbol. She is a singer and reality TV star. She has released several successful albums, such as, Sweet Kisses, In This Skin and Public Affair. She also starred on the very popular and successful reality TV series, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. She’s appeared in films, Dukes of Hazard, Employee of the Month and Blonde Ambition. In 2003, she ranked at number 63 on the Maxim Hot 100. The following year, she went from 63 to number 1, and was considered the hottest of 2004.
7 Candice Swanepoel #1 in 2014
The beautiful and gorgeous South African, Candice Swanepoel is an international supermodel. She is a Victoria’s Secret Angel and has appeared in a number of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows and catalogs. She has also been a runway model for Dolce and Gabbana, Donna Karan and Tommy Hilfiger. She’s appeared in ad campaigns for Guess, Diesel and Nike. She was ranked number 10 on Forbes' Highest Earning Models List in 2012. In 2013, she ranked at 63 on the Maxim Hot 100, and ranked 31st the year before. Her hotness finally got the recognition it deserves in 2014, when she finally grabbed the number 1 spot on the Maxim Hot 100.
6 Katy Perry #1 in 2010
Katy Perry is one of the hottest celebrities in Hollywood. She is a singer and actress. She is one of the best selling solo female artists of all time. She has released several highly successful albums such as, One Of The Boys, Teenage Dream and Prism. Her hit singles include, “I Kissed A Girl”, “Wide Awake” and “Firework”. She is known for her quirky sense of humor and unique fashion sense. She is widely recognized has a sex symbol. She’s always been smoking hot and placed at number 15 in 2009 on the Maxim Hot 100 List. Her beauty and hotness would then take her to the number 1 spot in 2010.
5 Marisa Miller #1 in 2008
The sexy and gorgeous Marisa Miller is an international supermodel and actress. She is best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. She graced the cover of the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She’s been in ad campaigns for Bath and Body Works, Guess and J.Crew. She’s appeared in films and TV shows such as, R.I.P.D, How I Met Your Mother and Entourage. She is widely recognized as a sex symbol. She is so sizzling hot that she debuted on the Maxim Hot 100 List at number 1. She is only the second person to attain that feat.
4 Olivia Wilde #1 in 2009
Olivia Wilde is one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in Hollywood. She is well known for her role on the hit series, The O.C. She’s also had roles on TV shows, The Black Donnelly’s and House. She’s appeared in a number of films, including, Tron: Legacy, In Time and Her. She is widely considered one of the hottest celebrities. However, in 2008 she ranked at number 97 on the Maxim Hot 100 List. Perhaps Maxim didn't realize how hot she truly is. She jumped from 97 to number 1 and topped the list in 2009. It’s one of the biggest jumps on the list.
3 Jennifer Garner #1 in 2002
Jennifer Garner is widely recognized as one of the most breathtaking and beautiful women in Hollywood. She is best known for her role on the hit series, Alias. After her success on Alias, she expanded on her film career and appeared in films such as Pearl Harbor, Catch Me If You Can, Juno and Dallas Buyers Club. Jennifer Garner is so hot that she is the first person to ever debut at number 1 on the Maxim Hot 100 List. It certainly wasn't easy to win that year, as there was a ton of tough competition. She beat out many beautiful women including, Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Alba and Halle Berry.
2 Jessica Alba #1 in 2001
The incredibly gorgeous and beautiful Jessica Alba is a well-known actress. She first rose to fame with her role on the very successful and popular TV series, Dark Angel. She’s also appeared in a number of films, including Sin City, Fantastic Four and Little Fockers. She is considered to be a sex symbol. People magazine named her One of the Most Beautiful People. She ranked at number 1 on the Maxim Hot 100 in 2001, and was the second person to win that honor. Currently, she is the youngest winner of the Hot 100 at the age of 20. She is also the only woman to appear on the list every single year from 2000 to 2014, and one would assume that she would appear on the list until Maxim no longer exists.
1 Eva Longoria #1 in 2005 and 2006
The breathtaking and gorgeous Eva Longoria is widely considered to be the hottest and most beautiful celebrity. After winning Mrs. Corpus Christi, she eventually landed a role on the soap opera, The Young and The Restless. She is best known for her role on the tremendously successful TV series, Desperate Housewives. Eva Longoria is the only two-time winner of the Maxim Hot 100, winning it back to back. She grabbed the number 1 spot in 2005 and 2006. Currently, she is also the oldest winner at the age of 31. In the two years that she was number 1, she beat out the most beautiful and hottest women in the world.