Maxim’s annual special edition issue known as the “Hot 100 List” is one of the most popular list of the year worldwide. It’s a list of the most beautiful women of the year in the entertainment industry around the world. It has been the definition of sexy since it was first introduced back in the beginning of 2000. The number-one spot on the list is often celebrated by the public prior to the release of the annual issue. The number one spot become a prestigious honor in pop culture, has been awarded by some of the biggest models in history. Hot 100 Number one spot has been held by supermodels Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Bar Refaeli, and Marisa Miller the past and the 2014 inductee into the number-one spot is South African Dutch model Candice Swanepoel.

The 25 year-old supermodel is best known as a Victoria Secret’s Angel. She has been building a name for herself since 2005, her resume includes covers for Australian, Brazilian, Mexican, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Italian Vogue, Brazilian, British, German and South African ELLE, British, South African, Romanian, Mexican and Chinese GQ, American, Turkish, Spanish, Czech and Argentine Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Lush and Ocean Drive. Advertisement campaigns for Nike, Diesel, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, Prabal Gurung, Swarovski, Colcci, True Religion, Ralph Lauren, Miu Miu, Juicy Couture and Versace. Swanepoel walked the past runways for Dolce and Gabbana, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Giambattista Valli, Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone, Oscar de la Renta, Fendi, Chanel, Elie Saab, Diane von Fürstenberg, Sportmax, Betsey Johnson, Stella McCartney, Viktor and Rolf, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, and Blumarine.

Joining Victoria’s Secret in 2010, in 2013, Swanepoel was named the cover model of the coveted Victoria’s Secret Swim Catalogue. In that same year, Candice don the 10 million dollar “Royal Fantasy Bra” during the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. According to Maxim, the reason behind selecting Candice as this year’s number-one hottie, it’s because of the bikini model’s ability to make herself into more than a model but also a brand.

Candice was scouted at 15 year-old in a flea market, she is currently signed with IMG Models. Swanepoel last cover was in January 2014 for Vogue Brasil. Although the Sport Illustrated alum has been seen in the pages of recent Vogue Germany and Marie Claire. Candice is the current face of two fragance; Victoria’s Secret Bombshell and Versace’s Bright Crystal.

Other models making the 2014 list is Emily Ratajkowski, Kendall Jenner, Lily Aldridge, Brooklyn Decker, Cara Delevingne, Alessandra Ambrosio, Arianny Celeste, Eva Marie, and Iggy Azalea. See the complete list of the Maxim Hot 100 2014 here. The Maxim June issue is on newsstands now.


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