Miley Cyrus Tops ‘Maxim’ Hot 100 List… Or So She Tells Her Fans

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Miley Cyrus‘ fans weren’t surprised when she told them she was hot on Twitter. (Have you seen her magazine cover?) But they were surprised when she told them she was named No. 1 on Maxim‘s Hot 100 list… before the men’s magazine got a chance to do so themselves.

On Friday night, the former Hannah Montana star tweeted a photo of herself reclining on the beach in a revealing swimsuit and told followers, “Didn’t know this was coming out! I’m so happy to be #1 on Maxims HOT 100! #myfanskickass #dreamsdocometrue.”

Sure, you could scoff at Cyrus’ claim that the honor is a “dream come true,” and the fact that the singer/actress leaked the news, but there’s no denying she deserves the title — the former child star has proven she’s all grown up in a series of photo shoots this year. Plus, it’s nice to see Maxim — a publication that named model Bar Rafaeli as the world’s hottest in 2012 — make an unconventional choice amongst its peers. After all, Mila Kunis — who was named Esquire‘s Sexiest Woman Alive this year before again topping FHM‘s list this week — can’t possibly win every time. 

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Kate Ward is the current Executive Editor for, a former editor and writer for Entertainment Weekly and, and a forever fan of pop culture. A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Ward — whose work has also appeared in Glamour magazine — loves talking about nutgrafs and hates exclamation points, despite using them on a regular basis. Specializing in reality TV, ’90s nostalgia, and bad movies, Ward is likely the oldest person to attend "American Idols LIVE!" every year with her mom.