Talkback: Can Someone Please Explain the Maxim Hot 100 to Me?

rosiewhiteleymaxim250.jpgDon't mind me, the perplexed, typing fruit in the corner, but what is this Maxim Hot 100? Just what is it? Who is ranking these nice women? Is 64 that much better than 87? Is Lindsay Lohan really the 38th hottest person alive? I remember her seeming parched and breathless in court. Is that hot? Do boys like dehydration? Why are the highest box-office draws of 2001 so prominently featured? And why is #1 an actress who has not yet been in a single movie, TV show, or Nelly video? Why, gents? Why?

Here's the Elite 20 of the Top 100 in all its slow-motion carwash glory:

20. Taylor Swift

19. Anna Kournikova

18. Eva Mendes

17. Megan Fox

16. Leighton Meester

15. Olivia Wilde

14. Scarlett Johansson

13. Kaley Cuoco

12. January Jones

11. Jordana Brewster (Gasoline Ali MacGraw)

10. Jennifer Lopez

9. Cobie Smulders

8. Natalie Portman

7. Anne Hathaway

6. Bar Refaeli

5. Mila Kunis

4. Cameron Diaz

3. Katy Perry

2. Olivia Munn

1. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Several points of order: January Jones gets 12th, but Christina Hendricks clocks in at (scrolling now) #56? Why two CBS sitcom leads in the Top 20? That is sort of strange. Are we still awed by Anna Kournikova? And finally, what is the point of putting Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the as-yet-voiceless star of the new Transformers movie, at the top of the list? Are we just rubbing her supremacy in Megan Fox's face? And during Passion Play's premiere week, no less!

I'm just confused. Feel free to enlighten me, dear friends.

· Maxim Hot 100 [Maxim]


  • bailey says:

    A lot of it also has to do with who was *in* Maxim over the last year-- they tend to reward their "cover girls" with inflated positioning on this list, hence the puzzlingly high placement for Smulders and Brewster, among others.

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  • David says:

    I'm with you, her face isn't attractive at all.

  • Anonymous says:

    word to that...I don't think she's attractive at all

  • Pam says:

    I hardly buy one magazine per year anymore. So, I don't think I should get worked up over who makes these top 100 lists. I get all my dose online.

  • ti says:

    Different strokes for different folkes. I'm sure some of those girl's are appealing to someone, I could care less because I have the most beautiful and hottest woman at home.

  • j'accuse! says:

    Isn't this all about turning out spank material for mormon kids with parental filters on their interwebs?

  • T says:

    You all must be drunk. If you can agree with the pupy faced girl as #1 but comment on Olivia you need new glasses