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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Tops Maxim's Hot 100, Kate Middleton Makes the List

May 4, 2011 (1:42 am) GMT
Crowned the world's hottest woman of the year by the magazine, the Victoria's Secret model beats out her 'Transformers' predecessor Megan Fox as well as last year's hottest celeb Katy Perry.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

has been hailed the world's hottest woman of the year. It was announced on Tuesday, May 3 that the Victoria's Secret model topped Maxim's annual Hot 100 list. She beat out the likes of , , , as well as the new Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.

Of the 24-year-old beauty's selection, Maxim editor in chief Joe Levy said, "Rosie is a true transformer - a Victoria's Secret stunner who is about to go supernova when she takes over for Megan Fox in the '' franchise - her talent is as undeniable as her beauty, which is pretty jaw-droppingly undeniable."

Rosie, who is featured wearing nothing underneath her black leather jacket, herself told the magazine that claiming the title is "a huge honor." The actress playing Carly in the upcoming "" added, "It's a great title to have for a year and you can have some fun with it, I think."

Taking the second slot on the list was "" actress . The 30-year-old was followed by last year's hottest celeb Katy on the third place, "" star on fourth, and "" beauty Mila on fifth. Mila's co-star landed on #8, while Megan, the actress Rosie is replacing in the "Transformers" series, came in at #17.

Also making it into the list was the new Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. The wife of Prince William was listed at #26. She came in behind country beauty (#20) and ahead of "" actress (#27), "" star (#28) and "" actress (#29).

Top 10 of Maxim's 2011 Hot 100 list:



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