It’s official, folks: Miley Cyrus is the hottest woman in the world, according to Maxim magazine’s annual Hot 100 list. The former Hannah Montana has snagged the No. 1 spot, as she first indicated May 3 when she tweeted about it to the delight of her fans and the likely ire of Maxim‘s editors. I guess this means bleach buzz cuts are the new marker of 21st century hotness.
In Maxim‘s requisitely sultry photo spread, the 20-year-old goes topless and semi-assless — that’s what we’re calling that calculated tear in the seat of her jeans. She also strikes a blow for feminism by telling the magazine, “It feels amazing to be No. 1, especially because it was voted on by the fans. I have the best fans in the world! It’s every woman’s fantasy to be told she’s No.1 on Maxim‘s Hot 100! So crazy!”
To snag the top spot, Cyrus beat out also-ran hotties like Kate Upton, Olivia Wilde, Megan Fox, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, and last year’s No. 1 slot-holder, Bar Refaeli.
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