Maxim just released its annual “Hot 100” list of the hottest women on the planet.
While acknowledging that the women have physical beauty “in spades,” Maxim notes that it looked beyond looks when constructing this year’s list.
“The women who inspire us are multi-hyphenates, entrepreneurs, and risk-takers,” reads the introduction to this year’s list. “Now more than ever, we need to celebrate smart, powerful women who are breaking boundaries (and looking damn good doing it).”
Kate Upton appears on the cover of the accompanying issue, which highlights women from a few different categories: “Bombshells” (models), “Screen Sirens” (actresses), “Funny Girls” (self-explanatory), “Power Players” (sports, business, politics and royalty), and “Divas.”
The divas category includes eighteen of the most successful — and, yes, most attractive — women in music: