Maxim is doing their ‘Hot 100’ list differently this year. Their number one woman, Taylor Swift, used it as a chance to talk about feminism. And the cover is a close-up of her face, not a bikini shot.

Maxim Cover Taylor

Inside the magazine, the women are as stunning as they’ve always been. But instead of being ranked from 1 to 100, they’ve been grouped into categories like “Leading Ladies” and “Women Who Rock,” and introduced by Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay.

Maxim Hot 100 list

“Physical attraction is undeniably human,” she admits. “But as you enjoy the indisputably beautiful women of Maxim‘s Hot 100, consider the people behind those beautiful faces.” That’s a lot to consider: this year Maxim‘s list celebrates women for their Oscar nominations, snowboarding championships and self-penned songs as well as their Victoria’s Secret campaigns. Candice Swanepoel, who topped the list last year, makes an appearance alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Felicity Jones and FKA Twigs.

Maxim Hot 100

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