Monday, May 17, 2010
Katy Perry Tops Maxim's 2010 Hot 100; Did Betty White Make The Cut?
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Forget the "Cold" - Katy Perry is just plain "Hot."
The pop star has been crowned the hottest of the hot in this year's Maxim Hot 100 countdown, the popular men's mag has announced.
It's been a big year for the "Hot N Cold" singer - she announced her engagement to British funnyman Russell Brand in January, she paid a visit to the judges' table during "American Idol" auditions, she joined the cast of the upcoming live-action "Smurfs" reboot as the voice of Smurfette and her latest album drops this summer.
So what makes Katy the hottest gal in Hollywood?
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"We interview the world's most beautiful women all the time and they always tell us, 'I like a guy who's funny,' but here's one who's not lying," Maxim Editor-In-Chief Joe Levy told AccessHollywood.com. "We picked her because she's incredibly smart, she's incredibly funny, she's incredibly cool and she's gorgeous."
Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue cover girl (and tennis star Andy Roddick's wife) Brooklyn Decker came in a close second to Katy, with big screen beauty Zoe Saldana placing third - a sizeable jump from her #29 ranking last year.
"To be perfectly honest, 'Avatar' is awesome - but she's Uhura," Levy added, referencing her "Star Trek" character. "Let's not forget - we're nerds. So you know, sexy 'Star Trek'? Need I say more?"
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"Gossip Girl" Blake Lively finished fourth, with Megan Fox fifth and Rihanna, Elisabetta Canalis, Olivia Munn, Kim Kardashian and Marisa Miller rounding out the top 10, respectively.
Other notable names on this year's list include Scarlett Johansson (14), last year's top choice Olivia Wilde (20), "Twilight Saga" beauty Ashley Greene (29), country cutie Taylor Swift (31), Angelina Jolie (38), "Modern Family" stunner Sofia Vergara (47), Britney Spears (54), ESPN and "Dancing" bombshell Erin Andrews (58) and Chelsea Handler (87).