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Victoria Secret's Model Candice Swanepoel Tops the 2014 Maxim Hot 100 List

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 (Reuters)

Each May, the people at Maxim magazine publish their annual Hot 100 List, ranking all of the hottest women in Hollywood and beyond. And this year, they've named an international supermodel as their top pick.

Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel, 25, was revealed to be 2014's hottest woman, with Maxim announcing the news via Twitter on Thursday night:

And now the moment you’ve been waiting for. The 2014 #MaximHot100 number one is…@AngelCandice! http://t.co/tUYLcSg8uW pic.twitter.com/2ayEklembG

— Maxim (@MaximMag) May 23, 2014

Maxim — arguably experts in the field of babe-ology — cited the South African model's "impossibly leggy" frame as part of their reasoning, dubbing Swanepoel as Victoria Secret's "alpha Angel." (And we're sure her viral Instagram post featuring a cat where her crotch should be didn't hurt, either.)

"It's a huge honor to be Maxim's No. 1, among so many beautiful and talented women!" Swanepoel responded. "It's a great feeling."

But be warned, Swanepoel — that feeling won't last forever. It was only a year ago that was named the hottest of the hot, but this year, she's already fallen to No. 25. So enjoy it while it lasts, because there's a bevy of beautiful women champing at the bit for next year's crown.

Curious to see who else made the list? Check out the top ten below, then head over to Maxim for the full list.

#1. Candice Swanepoel

#2. Scarlett Johansson

#3. Katy Perry

#4. Irina Shayk

#5. Jennifer Lawrence

#6. Zooey Deschanel

#7. Alessandra Ambrosio

#8. Jessica Alba

#9. Mila Kunis

#10. Cara Delevingne

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