After spilling the beans ahead of schedule, turns out Miley Cyrus was telling the truth. She is Maxim’s Hottest Woman of 2013. The men’s magazine gave their annual top honors to the 20-year-old actress. I wonder what happened in their eyes to propel Cyrus all the way from No. 68- where she placed on last year’s Maxim Hot 100- to the top spot. Was it her more punk rock look? Perhaps her guest appearances on CBS’ Two and a Half Men? Whatever it is, we’ll never know. Maxim didn’t disclose their reasoning nor scientific algorithm for their calculations ;)

Coming in the runner-up slot is another product of the Disney machine. Selena Gomez jumps from No. 24 from last year. Rounding out the top three is Rihanna. The “Diamonds” singer landed at No. 32 in 2012. Funny how both women seesaw back and forth with their highly-publicized romances with Justin Bieber and Chris Brown respectively. Apparently, indecision is hot to Maxim. Check out the other ladies who made the cut. They include more Disney stars, an Oscar Winner, a witch and of course a couple of ladies with really big knockers.


1. Miley Cyrus

This Disney child star went from screaming tween fans to an edgy adulthood. Working as a successful singer, model, and actress, we still can’t believe that she’s related to the man who coined “Achy Breaky Heart” or that we got to see this on CBS this past year.

2. Selena Gomez

This actress turned singer made her debut on the Disney channel in the show Wizards of Waverly Place. Recently she’s been in the news for breaking up with Justin Bieber and starring in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers. Biebs, take it from us: you will not do any better than this beautiful star.

3. Rihanna

This Barbadian babe has been blowing up the music charts since 2005.

4. Mila Kunis

Starting out as the hot (but kind of annoying) Jackie on That ’70s Show, this Ukrainian goddess has since moved on to Hollywood blockbusters. Recently she starred in Ted, the Oscar-winning film Black Swan, and the uber colorful Oz: The Great and Powerful.

5. Jennifer Lawrence

This blonde babe is the star of The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook, for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress.

6. Jennifer Love Hewitt

This brunette beauty first entered our lives as a child star in the TV drama Party of Five. Since then she has grown up quite nicely, and has starred in some of our favorite teen flicks I Know What You Did Last Summer, Can’t Hardly Wait, and Heartbreakers. Recently, you voted JLH as our Hottest Cover Girl ever.

7. Ashley Tisdale

Probably most famous for her role of Sharpay in the High School Musical series, Tisdale has also appeared in non-children’s roles in Sons of Anarchy, Raising Hope, and Hellcats.

8. Kate Upton

This ultra-hot blonde was the 2012 and 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl. Her modeling career has also taken off with fashion brands Guess and Dooney & Bourke. She also took a shot at acting, making her debut in the recently released The Three Stooges, as well as starring in some seriously sexy commercials.

9. Vanessa Hudgens

This brunette stunner has an accomplished solo act with her albums V (2006), and Identified (2008), as well as appearing in action hit Suckerpunch.

10. Elisha Cuthbert

This Canadian babe made a noteworthy appearance in Old School, fulfilled the adolescent fantasy of every man in America in The Girl Next Door, and continues to make us laugh in the ABC show Happy Endings.

What do you think of Maxim’s Top 10 this year? While most are cute in their own right, the only ones I would consider “HOT” are Mila Kunis, Elisha Cuthbert and Rihanna. How about you? Sound off below. For the rest of Maxim’s Hot 100, click here.