The Maxim Hot 100 continues to be a barometer of Hollywood cool and this marks its
5th anniversary. Each year, Maxim chooses 100 of the most successful women of the
year in film, television, music, sports and fashion. All of the women on the list
have one thing in common, and that is their careers promise even greater things
to come. Editors are given the daunting task of selecting which of these women will
keep people talking throughout the year.
"We single out beautiful women whose careers are on fire," says Maxim Editor-in-Chief
Keith Blanchard. "The selection process is top-secret and extremely labor-intensive.
We have two interns working fulltime just keeping our wives and girlfriends out of
Maxim magazine, the #1 best-selling men's general interest magazine in the country
and the world, unveils their highly anticipated 5th annual Hot 100 list. Pop culture
phenomenon Jessica Simpson ("Newlyweds") heads up the list with the #1 spot. Mariah
makes it into the Top 40 and is placed at number 32.