May 10th, 2010
02:37 PM ET
Katy Perry tops Maxim's Hot 100 list
Katy Perry is on fire, and not just in her career.
The soon-to-be-wed pop star has been crowned the most beautiful woman in the world by the editors of Maxim because “she’s sexy and talented,” according to a press release from the publication. “She’s the best friend you suddenly realize you’ve loved your whole life.”
Perry, said Maxim EIC Joe Levy in the statement, is a “triple – no quadruple – kind of hot. It’s that feeling you get when you suddenly realize that the smartest, funniest, coolest girl you know also happens to the best looking and a pretty good skateboarder, too.”
Following Perry in the top 10 are model Brooklyn Decker; actresses Zoe Saldana, Blake Lively and Megan Fox; singer Rihanna; Italian actress (and George Clooney's girlfriend) Elisabetta Canalis; actress Olivia Munn; reality star Kim Kardashian and model Marisa Miller.
But while these women may be riding high this year, there's no telling where they'll end up the next. Last year's list-topper Olivia Wilde has dropped to No. 20, behind Eva Mendes, "The Hills" star Audrina Patridge, Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Bynes, Selita Ebanks, Leighton Meester and Christina Aguilera.
For the full list, head to Maxim.com.
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Basically, it seems the people who made the list have the tastes of white, college kids. Most of the selections are racist and juvenile (with almost the entire cast of The Hills...including Stephanie who is NOT hot) and the majority of the chicks in the top ten are trashy-looking. I guess when you grow up in bars and clubs these are the types of girls you consider hot...emphasis on the word "girls", too. Very few in the top 100 are confident women. I'm sure the editors are frightened by those types. The funny thing is that Joe Levy is in his mid 40s and he has the taste of a teenager. He needs to grow up.
On another note, must we continue to rate women like this? Women don't do this kind of crap to men so why do they do it to us? You are destroying the self-esteem of billions of girls whenever you make lists like this that convey that we are only valued for your beauty and youth and are worthless when those things fade...it's all really sad. I feel like our society goes backwards as each day passes.
Katy's alright but nowhere near gorgeous. She's nice looking, but not a remarkable beauty. I guarantee you could walk into your local supermarket and find at least 5 women who are better looking than her in 5 minutes time. The publisher of Maxim must owe her publicist a favor or something.
Katy Perry = Butterface. Bag it or I could just go doggystyle
Zoe Saldana is far hotter
Jasmine, Beyonce is not one of the 100 hottest chicks. Halle should be in the top 50.
omg, this list is HORRIBLE! There are like 5 minorities total...and where is Halle Berry? She should have been number 1!! And beyonce is not on the list either. wow. saaaaaad.
olivia munn is ew. pretty much everyone in the top ten is actually. i would have preferred to see penelope cruz, emma stone, or chanel iman.
Beauty no other thing is, than a beam
Flash'd out between the middle and extreme.
She is pretty, but lets do away with some of that makeup. Is that the new Cleopatra look. Who on this earth comes up with this CRAP! How can anyone assume to know that this is the most beautiful woman/man in the world, no she's not. I see beautiful women on the streets every day. I'm assuming this is just something they do to promote these celebrities. That's why so many of these young celebries get such a swollen head, and think their stuff don't stink.
This is rediculuous, is it's maximum's 100 top freaks, she's hideious, ehhhhhhhwwwwwwww~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You all are funny, you complain that she's not hot but I guarantee that none of your girlfriends/wives are anywhere near her league.
I just cancelled my subscription to Maxim.
The folks at Maxim must be losing their sight. While Katy Perry is "pretty," she doesn't come close to hot. I would also like to add that she is talentless and sounds exactly like every other so-called rockstar. NONE of these people in "music" are really rock stars. Rock n Roll hasn't been around since the 70s and the most decent time period of music since then was the early '90s (the Grunge era) with bands like Nirvana, Green Day (when they were good), Oasis, STP, G N R, ect. The poor youth of today have absolutely NO CLUE what good music is.
I'm not saying Katy is ugly, but EPIC FAIL, Maxim. Did you guys spend all last week on a coke binge, not get anything done and then quickly try to slop this list together without any consensus or outside input? Because that's what it looks like.
What do you expect from Maxim anyways...they are not known for their good taste or fine writing!
how i the hell did this occur? seriously mazim katy perry hotter than megan fox? kim? mendez? o i and 99.9 percent of the world population would have to agree i just told my girlfriend last night before i knew this happened i thought she was ugly and now she will deff brag lol
She looks like a plastic blow up doll. Maxim's opinions are always retarted.
Katy Perry fail
So we're all in agreement? No to Katy and yes to Betty!
really? she looks like at least six of the insecure girls that i banged in my small, hick town on my off nights
I just it would be no fun having Megan Fox win every year....
Kate Perry? Really? Not in my book.
I like Katy Perry but I think this is ridiculous. What about Taylor Swift. She is gorgeous and way more talented than anyone on that list.
I get the hotness as she's an attractive woman for sure but saying she's talented is an insult to the word talented. I've heard her sing live on the local radio here without her fancy synth and studio effects and she sounds like any other girl singing at a bar on the weekend.
Too bad to see that the bribery corruption of the recording industry has seeped its way into the Magazine world. Seriously, she's a "4" at best. Maxim, you let me down.
Come on...Katy Perry is HOT! She's not number 1 material, but she's hot. AND...besides, let's not forget this magazine sucks and they ruined all their credibility when they put Kim Kardashian at number 9. Kim is easily a top 5!
My dog barking is better than her singing
i would stick it in her
It's her 15 mins. off fame then she will be a has been.
#1 No freaking way.......who's sausage did she have to smoke at maxim to get #1
Hot...not. Her music....mediocre. This is what people want these days...just goes to show how far the bar has been lowered for "talent".
The defenders? Mindless fanatics.
Mediocrity is the new gifted.
Wow, seriously? Those guys have some odd taste! Probably two men deciding the fate of the world!
She's not awful. Just not really "hot". Even out those bangs and we'll talk... until then you'd better stick to kissing girls and liking it.
Exactly why I don't read that magazine, blehh
HAHAHAHAHHAAHAH @ arglebargle I feel ya on that one.. I'm tired of people claiming she's so special and gorgeous when she's not. Check her out without all that make-up piled on.
yeah! jane fubara is right....she could not please everybody....i'll just say she's my idol and she have good looks and nice curve of her body...i like it!i see her as a happy-go-lucky girl....
Number 23 should be number 1, don't know who she is but...WOW!
I agree Katy Perry is on fire, smokin', but CNN picked the worst pic ever...
Katy Perry absolutely deserved to be at the top! she really really rocks!!!!
I love oliva Munn and i am mad is posed "naked " but wasent attcually naked damnit i wanted to see her naked but you never get what you want but she might eventually same with miley i am waiting for her to post complete nude pictures of her self (i just want to she her boobs and her box)
I guess too much make up, a fat ass, and a good publisist is all you need to impress Maxim.
Wha?! This is undoubtedly the American branch of Maxim, dont get me wrong America has some very beautiful woman who would definately walk into my top 10, but why are american mags so bias. I was suprised to see Elisabetta Canalis on the list, only to find to find her inclusion is obviously linked to her relationship with American movie star George Clooney. Olga Kurylenko is impossibly beautiful, Sylvie Meis also, but of course...they cannot make it on this list. Thats why i take more notice of European Maxim lists, they really do put the 'world' in beautiful woman in the world. Katy Perry :(....You do realise cannabis is illegal?
She is pretty, but faaaaar from being beautiful.
Hey Katy, i just want you to know that people will always speak ill of you wheather your good or bad.Just be yourself without minding what people are saying about you and do your thing the way you want it.For me you deserved to be the most beautiful lady in the world.One love,go girl.
Hiey Katty, i just want you to know that you cannot satisfy everybody,people will always speak ill about you wheather your good or bad.Just continue to be yourself and do your thing the way you want it without minding what people are saying about you. For me baby you deserved to be the most beautiful lady in the world.Go girl.
let me guess, she slept her way to the top, including the editors of Maxim.
You should see her without her wig, makeup and spanx. It is a scary site. I guess not-so-pretty is the new hot.
Why don't we ever see Amy Lee in the top 100?
I wonder how much money her record label dished out for this honor?!?! Great publicity stunt... get people talking about her, because her music career is over.
Really? How many knee pads did she go through? wouldn't make my top 1000 list.
what a bunch of cruel comment taters
She's actually gorgeous without all that disgusting makeup on her face. If you do a google search of her pictures you'll stumble upon quite a few of them. With the gunk on her face she looks like a monster. It's like Jekyl and hyde
She must have a beautiful PERSONALITY
Was looks part of the criteria?
They probably picked her to get exactly this reaction. People calling, writing, emailing about the choice. I work in the print media buying industry and magazine sales are down across the board. Nothing like a little controversy to produce an uptick in sales. Megan Fox and a couple of other predictable #1s have led the list for a couple of years and didn't get this much publicity.
I'm sure before the end of the week, Maxim editors will be on various shows "defending" their choice of her. She's ok looking, I don't know anything about her personality or music, but she's not #1 on any category. Unless it's total # of lbs of daily makeup.
Do you think it's a coincidence that the winner every year either agrees to do a photo shoot for the magazine or has a new movie or cd to promote?
boobs count....talent doesnt.
OMG I totally get it... they meant trashiest, not hottest!!! It makes so much more sense now.
Wow... I thought Maxim was a men's magazine. I fail to find any reason someone would find this soon to be burnout (in more than one area) anything more than lukewarm. This chick looks like she was raised by Peg Bundy.
No way – she can't be the one... Ugh!
I must be getting old because rating these girls is the least ofmy problems
I would wipe myself on her curtains.
really out of all the women they chose her, she really is not a nice person. Every time she is on tv she is putting someone down and her song I kiss a girl was done years ago by someone else who called her out on it what ever maxium idea of hot is really questionable these are the same people who thought tara reid is hot and I think she is trying to hard to be like betty paige I have seen hotter and katy is not it.
what ! what ! what ! (a Jewish Southpark mom)
Opinionated User LOL!
I can say this much, this couldn't have been the result of a poll, unless it were all women taking the polls because I can probably say a majority of guys would not have picked Katy Perry #1.
TIM? Do you work for Maxim or something?
Do you think Katy Perry is worthy of no.1 out of millions of girls out there?
If your answer is yes then you are a troll!
I would rail her.
Katy Perry? Maxim Hottest #1 ??? Who's running that magazine ?
And, by the way, look at any "top 10", "top 25", or "top 100" lists for anything. Every magazine that does these lists always has the most confusing, unrelated or just all around poor choices. Doesn't matter if it's "hottest person" or "best guitarists", the magazines always get them completely wrong and it always makes people question who is creating the lists. It's like they are unable or unwilling to consider anything and have completely off topic people listed because they are more talked about in the recent months before the lists are created. Sometimes you can't even assume that. Weird stuff, I can't believe some people get paid for this, unless it was a poll result?
WOW...fail maxim ...please EMAIL THEM AND COMPLAIN!
I don't get how she is no.1 and didn't make the cover.
I know nothing of these lists, but every year it seems like these people are clueless at that mag when I see these news articles about it, and they seem to think there's only the same women in show business for the last 20 years. Clearly, it's the woman that has the most buzz at the time or some such thing. Then they seem to just list the next 20 normal one's they always list. It seems this way anyhow, since I don't follow it.
How much was Maxim paid to make Katy Perry #1. I've heard of this happening...now it's been confirmed.
What a joke...
TC, I think the guy who picked this list must have chosen the most recent Maxim covers and probably picked out the photo shoots as well.
If you want to include personality as a trait for hotness, Katy Perry wouldn't be #1.
Are you kidding me? Ummn, Zoe Saldana alone wipes the floor with Katy Perry. She's okay but puhlease! I'll take an aging Halle Berry over her. Vanessa Hudgens, Sanaa Lathan, Meagan Good, Jessica Alba, Giselle Bunchden, and Kourtney Kardashian, who's definitely the hottest out of all her broke down sisters. I could have seen any of these over Katy Perry.
Good Lord, almost every woman on that list is more beautiful than Perry. Someone at Maxim have too much to drink at lunch or someting?
Hey Mike... I beg to differ slightly on this:
(like the comment from a guy who calls himself "I'd bang her". And his comment is "I'd hit it". Dream on, fella. Like she'd even look twice at a Neaderthal like that.)
That is EXACTLY the type of guy she likes! Russell Brand? Really? Did you hear what he said about her at the VMA's? He's just as disrespectful...
Good to see that even average looking women can be labeled as "hot". But this chic fits the whole "I'll-do-anything-with-anyone" profile. There's nothing sensual or womanly about her. She's entertainment–that's it.
Maxim, you need to update the bios on some of these ladies like Amber Lancaster at #91, she is a Price is Right girl and she had a guest appearance on Entourage. She isn't working in mortgage anymore either. Seattle Seagals most famous cheerleader and definitely hot!
Wow, Kate Beckinsale did not merit a top 25 spot in this list!
She looks like a clown.
Yeah....shes not hot at all. The list should be "The Most mediocre, can throw a rock in america and hit 12 girls who look exactly like this" list:
Are you kidding?! She looks like a clown in that picture, an isnt much prettier in any other picture! Someone needs to replace the person doing these top lists I think if you think THATS hot.
Seriously, i hear the "Twilight Zone" music when i look at this picture of her...
@Mr. Bad Example.....Not bad. Now Google Moran Atias.
@capeexcitemnt....It's the Maxim Hot 100, not 1,000,000,000
i wonder where amy winehouse is on the list
She is definitely hot, but #1? Google Aracely Arambula...
Does she do balloon animals?
They couldn't have used a less appealing photo of Katy Perry for this article. She is pretty hot, true, but geez...
She can be hot.
um.. sorry, but.. she looks like a contestant on RuPaul's drag races. I think Maxim's idea of "hot" is different from mine, and.. i also saw her on American Idol. She was rude, and snotty. Maybe that will go away when her 15 minutes is up, which... should be soon.
Where did she get that lipstick? 1983?
Seriously? Katie Perry? She looks like a friggin clown!! The people that decide this list at Maxim really need to get their eyes checked.
As for the talent..not sure what theyre talking about there, her music sucks too!
Oh, and she is hot. In many ways, not just the physical. It's okay to admit it. Release your jealousy for a few moments.
Have you guys seen her in stay-ups, heels and a corset? uhhhh, she is totally hot, totally confident and looks like she would do just about anything! Can't think of one of those models who would break out the whip...
check her our hosting the Euro MTV Video awards....HELLO, yum!
They might have picked the worst possible picture for Katy Perry there. lol. Way to go CNN.com
Alison Brie at 99? Please. Stick her in the top 10.
Jesus Christ all you people talking about how "ugly" Katy Perry is sound pathetic. She might not be your type, but she is far from ugly. Grow up.
I saw Katy Perry on American Idol this year has one of the judges and I was completely turn off by both her personality and her looks. The Maxim editors seriously wouldn't know talent if it stare them right in the face. Katy Perry was one of the rudest and most obnoxious people that I have ever seen on television. Seriously the Maxim editors need to pull their heads out of their a$$es. What a poorly done top "Hot 100 List" done by Maxim. Boy if I was the Maxim editors I would be so embarrassed.
Swerdnase....that was awesome. I totally agree.
Katy Perry's eyes always look like the fixed blank stare of a plastic baby doll. Are they real? Do they close when she lies down and then open again when she sits up?
If you guys would actually read the four paragraph article they are saying she is hot because of more than her looks. Crazy I know, but it could be true.
So...a no-talent bubblehead is all you need to be to be "hot" in Maxim now? Wow. That's just sad.
who is katy perry? seriously. i don't know who this person is.
Like Mike said, this is not a good picture. Sometimes I wonder if they do that on purpose to stir **** up.
I do not agree that she is #1, but I have seen her numerous times when I would easily agree to a top 10 spot.
She must have banged the guy doing the list is all I can figure.
Sandra Bullock should've been on that list!
It'd be nice to have someone a little more humble... she was a snotty judge on AI. I don't like her anymore.
Man you guys are brutal!!! I totally agree. 🙂
Maybe she paid someone off w/ all that "hot & cold" money. Did she ever have another song? I don't get it!!!
Yikes!!!!......God help us all!....girlfriend looks like the Avon Lady blew up in her face!!!!....Ouch!
Not a good picture, but she's definitely hot.
I like the comment from a guy who calls himself "I'd bang her". And his comment is "I'd hit it". Dream on, fella. Like she'd even look twice at a Neaderthal like that.
Man...have tastes deteriorated.
Sorry, but she looks like someone put lipstick and a wig on a pig.
Too much makeup. Way too much.
dude's, olivia munn all the way
I wonder how hot she is without the usual pound of makeup on her face? And come on, you know the music is just mediocre.
I'd hit it. I wouldn't listen to her music though.
Katy Perry #1 huh?- Maxim has officially Jumped the Shark. ...but glad to see Munn up there. Attack of the Show rocks!
maybe you are becoming g-a-y
Why not Betty White.. she is the "it" girl now and has more talent than the top 10 combined
This list needs some serious revision.
Really? Katy Perry? They could not find anyone better than her?
uggh, puhlease, this story makes me wanna puke!
she aint nuthin nice people! and I can guarantee you she'll never be inducted into the rock hall of fame~!
Wow, my definition of hot is totally different from Maxim Magazine, that is for damn sure ....