Who are this year's most beautiful women? In a Hot 100 list compiled by Maxim, Bar Refaeli is voted the winner, moving up five spots from her sixth place last year. She is followed by movie beauties Olivia Munn and Mila Kunis at No. 2 and 3 respectively.
"I am shocked that among all these beautiful ladies, I'm No. 1," Refaeli gushed. "Thank you so much for voting for me! I'm truly honored. This is a title I will never forget." She additionally tweeted, "So happy and honored to be #1 on #Maximhot100 !! thank you @maximmag ! this is very exciting!"
In a separate interview with New York Magazine, the ex-girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio said that despite the title, she never gets used to being called sexy. "Because when I wake up in the morning I put on my baggy jeans and my T-shirt, and I feel not even close to being sexy," she explained.
The 2009 cover model of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue continued, "So when they come to me with these titles I'm like, Wow, I didn't even know I'm sexy. You know, you forget it. It's a really big compliment, like an alter ego kind of thing."
This year marks the first time in Hot 100 history, Maxim let their readers "weigh in on who should comprise the definitive list of the world's most beautiful women." Rounding up the top 5 are pop singer Katy Perry and actress Olivia Wilde. Last year's No. 1 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, meanwhile, falls to No. 11.
In addition to the fans' voting, the readers were allowed to write their own suggestions for who hottest was. As the result of the "massive write-in campaign," Stephen Colbert makes his debut at the No. 69 position on the list, making him the first-ever male to land at the Hot 100 club.
Top 10 of 2012 Maxim Hot 100: