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.
“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.