Eva Longoria is Maxim's Woman of the Year
January 7th, 2014
11:56 AM ET

Eva Longoria is Maxim's Woman of the Year

Eva Longoria is ready to take over 2014 - starting with the cover of Maxim magazine.

The 38-year-old actress has been selected as Maxim's Woman of the Year, and while the magazine doesn't explicitly say why we don't have a hard time guessing.

Longoria kept a lower profile on the acting front during 2013, but that was probably because she was wielding her steadily growing influence elsewhere. Formerly known as just one of the "Desperate Housewives," Longoria has spun her fame into taking on the restaurant industry, political activism and TV production.

She helped launch a new primetime soap, "Devious Maids," last year, in addition to the dating competition, "Ready for Love." Somehow, she also found time to complete a Master's in Chicano Studies while gaining a political reputation strong enough that some have suggested she should transition to D.C.'s machine full-time.

But, thankfully for those of us who are entertained by her commitment to story-telling, that's not where Longoria's interest lies.

"I don't need to be appointed or elected," she told the New York Times last June. "You think Hollywood is nasty? Try D.C."

Instead, she's chasing more creative pursuits both behind and in front of the camera. This year, she's working on a documentary, a new TV series and three new theatrical dramas, two of which are scheduled to arrive during 2014.

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  1. BigBird

    Typical puff piece on a pretty actress past her prime who can't get good acting gigs anymore. I'll bet that masters degree in Chicano studies makes her an intellectual heavyweight now – watch out everyone who disagrees with her political views...

    January 21, 2014 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. ob

    She looks tired.

    January 10, 2014 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Not feelin' it

    I've seen a lot more honest pictures of this woman, and honestly, her body is really not very good.

    January 8, 2014 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Meh

    well, at least women dont like to think of themselves as $ex objects in order to define themselves these days...

    January 8, 2014 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jayzuz H Krist

    I have never been on a snowboard, but do go cross-country skiing on occasion.

    January 8, 2014 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy®

    I see that someone used my name as well as tji. Not funny. Such good stories and you people act like children.
    Well, just stay out of tji.
    Thank you.

    January 7, 2014 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Firsty the Snowman

    She's kinda old. 38 years old is easily old enough to be a grandma. Plus I'm firsty again.

    January 7, 2014 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • PatsFan4Life

      A 38 yr old grandmother, are you kidding?! Thats pretty disgusting lol.....guess she's one hot "grandma" then!

      January 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |

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