Maxim magazine released their annual Hot 100 list for 2012 this week, and Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Megan Fox, Emma Stone, and Olivia Munn were among the names atop the list.
The #1 spot by the mag this year goes to model Bar Refaeli, though. The 26-year-old Israeli model landed the cover of the Sports Illustrated’s 2009 “Swimsuit Issue”, and has now been crowned the hottest this year — thanks to “millions of votes” — after coming in sixth place in 2011.
“I am shocked that among all these beautiful ladies, I’m number one,” Refaeli said of the honor. “Thank you so much for voting for me! I’m truly honored. This is the title I will never forget.”
For the first time in Maxim’s history, readers were part of the process. And as a result, there were some surprises. If you check out the entire list, you’ll noticed that for the first time, a man has landed on the list. TV’s Stephen Colbert ranks at #69.
Editor Dan Bova tells USAToday.com that Maxim put a list of suggestions online but then write-ins were allowed. “The Colbert Nation turned out in force. As we say: Democracy isn’t pretty, but this time, it was downright handsome.”
Right behind Refaeli, at #2, is actress Olivia Munn. The 31-year-old Chinese/German/Irish actress is slated to appear the upcoming upcoming comedy film, “Magic Mike.”
Mila Kunis lands at #3, rising two spots after coming in fifth place in 2011. According to the men’s magazine, which considers its picks “the definitive list” of the world’s most beautiful women, “Ever since she locked lips with Natalie Portman in ‘Black Swan,’ our appreciation for this brunette stunner has transformed into a near obsession.”
Rounding out the Top 10 are Katy Perry (#4), Olivia Wilde (#5), Jennifer Lawrence (#6), Emma Stone (#7), Megan Fox (#8), Malin Akerman (#9), and Adrianne Palicki (#10).
Other notables to make the list include: Scarlett Johansson (#17), Selena Gomez (#24), Jessica Biel (#28), Taylor Swift (#26), Rihanna (#32), Kate Upton (#39), Jennifer Lopez (#37), Sofía Vergara (#71), JWOWW (#74), Nicki Minaj (#79), and La La Anthony (#93)
Check out the full list over at Maxim.com.