Cyrus' co-Disney alum
Are we seeing a common theme here? One that perhaps tells us quite a bit about Maxim's readership and demographics? Something along the lines of boys who grew up watching the
Maxim called Cyrus "the most beautiful woman in the universe" and bumped her up from the No. 68 spot last year. Fiancé Liam Hemsworth must be so proud. Move over
"If feels amazing to be the No.1 especially because it was voted on by the fans. I have the best fans in the world!," the former child star told the mag. "It's every woman's fantasy to be told she's No. 1 on Maxim's Hot 100! So crazy!"
Every woman ... really?
The "Hannah Montana" star teased to her coronation on Twitter last Friday, saying, "Didn't know this was coming out yet! I'm so happy to be #1 on Maxim's HOT 100! #myfanskickass #dreamsdocometrue."
The 20-year-old also posted a sultry photo of herself posing in a gold swimsuit for the occasion on her brand new Instagram account last week.
"My 1st Instagram is dedicated to all my fans," she captioned the image. "Thank you for crowning me #1 [on] Maxim's Hot 100."
The actress recently told Elle UK that she's fully aware that "sex sells" but claims that isn't what she's doing.
"You have to find a way that's not just showing your ...," Cyrus said. "I don't want to be a glorified model. They just walk on stage and it's all about their clothes -- or lack of clothes.'
Apparently, gold swimsuits seem to be just fine.
To keep with the theme of the arbitrariness and hotness claims, here are some random associations, eyebrow-furrowing observations and standouts of our own.
No Kardashians made the list. Perhaps a relief for many. Paltrow was notably absent as well.
No. 15 is actress
No. 19: "Harry Potter" alum
No. 25: Disney star-turned-musician Demi Lovato
No. 29: Female MMA fighter Ronda Rousey poses nearly nude for the mag.
No. 27 is also a Disney alum. "Boy Meets World" star Danielle Fishel will reprise her role as Topanga Lawrence Matthews on the Disney Channel this fall.
No. 39: "Glee" star
No. 54: California Atty. Gen.
No. 69: Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend, which apparently gives hope to men with invisible girlfriends the world over.
No. 78: Singer Kesha.
No. 79: "Today" show host Hoda Kotb made the list and seemed totally shocked by her selection, asking on the air if it was a joke.
No. 93: Lynsie Torres, the owner and heiress of In-N-Out Burger. Awesome? Yes. Hot? Sure?
No. 95: "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel. Which just makes us sad. But at least she made the list, as honorable or dishonorable as it may be.
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