Miley Cyrus has topped Maxim’s Hot 100 list -- a fact that is officially making us shudder.
Cyrus’ co-Disney alum Selena Gomez, singer Rihanna, FHM’s sexiest woman Mila Kunis, Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, Disney alum Ashley Tisdale, supermodel Kate Upton, Disney alum Vanessa Hudgens and “Happy Endings” star Elisha Cuthbert round out the top 10 world’s sexiest women, according to the men’s mag.
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 Disney Channel in the last decade? Perhaps. Or is this where the young stars go to break out of their squeaky-clean images? Who knows.
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 Gwyneth Paltrow.
“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.
Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Christina Hendricks, Olivia Wilde, Blake Lively, Emma Stone, Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron are among a few of the other celebs who made the list.
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 Scarlett Johansson, the ex-wife of actor Ryan Reynolds, who is now married to No. 24, Blake Lively. Lively’s “Gossip Girl” costar Leighton Meester came in at No. 36.
No. 19: “Harry Potter” alum Emma Watson
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. 44: “Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland, who beat out costar Sofia Vergara at No. 49.
No. 39: “Glee” star Lea Michele, who beat out her costar Naya Rivera, No. 45.
No. 54: California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, who is also called a “bawws.”
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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