Eva Longoria named Maxim's woman of the year

It looks like it's all downhill from here: Eva Longoria has been named Maxim's Woman of the Year. In January.

Nothing like getting the routine stuff done early, right?


Longoria graces the men's magazine's January/February cover in a skimpy tank top, but inside the mag (via E! News) insists she's really a homebody who doesn't fall back on her looks alone.

"One thing people are usually surprised about when they get to know me is how domestic I am. So when you see the sexy Maxim cover and then you put it against me in an apron with flour in my hair, it takes a moment to reconcile that image," the former "Desperate Housewives" star said in an interview that was rescheduled to allow her to wrap up her thesis in Chicano studies, which she earned last year from Cal State Northridge.

Twice married, most recently to NBA player Tony Parker, she's now dating Televisa honcho Jose "Pepe" Antonio Baston.

Longoria told Maxim that her split personality is nothing new. In high school she was part cheerleader, part band geek and part math nerd. Now she's part producer, part actress, part restaurant owner — the list goes on.

What we want to know is, which part is wearing that sexy tank top??


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