last year, it's the same basic, beautiful format as last year.
The Maxim Hot 100 is voted on by Maxim readers, then published in the summer. Unlike past years, this time around the Hot 100 isn't a separate part of the magazine, but the first half of the month's issue. As with past years, each winner gets a photo (from a page shared with several others to a two-page spread), brief paragraph about them, and the occasional quote. ("Trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing you can do. Sexiness should be effortless.") The list is full of singers, actors, models (from the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and Victoria's Secret), and other celebrities.
The Maxim Hot 100 is beautiful and exciting to its fans, and sexist and superficial to its detractors. I definitely fall into the former camp. It's a chance for Maxim fans to voice who they find hot, and to get all the results featured over half the magazine. Woot!
Written by James Lynch
All hail Maxim's number one: Candice Swanepoel!