MAXIM Magazine Unveils Their 'Hot 100' for 2006

Eva Longoria Crowned #1 for an Unprecedented Second Year in a Row

May 15, 2006, 01:00 ET from MAXIM

    LOS ANGELES, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- MAXIM Magazine, the #1 best-selling
 men's lifestyle magazine in the country and the world, unveils their highly
 anticipated 7th annual Hot 100 list. "Desperate Housewives" star Eva
 Longoria makes history by topping the list with the #1 spot for the second
 year in a row, the first time that Maxim has bestowed the honor back to
 back. Rounding out the Top 10: MTV Movie Award host, Jessica Alba, (#2);
 Just My Luck's, Lindsay Lohan, (#3); Mr. and Mrs. Smith's, Angelina Jolie,
 (#4); "Dancing with The Stars," phenom Stacy Keibler, (#5); The Black
 Dahlia's, Scarlett Johansson, (#6); Shrek the Third's, Cameron Diaz (#7);
 Superman Return's, Kate Bosworth (#8); Pirates of the Caribbean's, Keira
 Knightley (#9) and hit R&B artist and Pulse's, Christina Milian (#10).
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     The MAXIM Hot 100 continues to be the barometer of Hollywood cool as it
 celebrates its 7th 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 several things in common, a
 tremendous amount of buzz surrounding them, undeniable beauty and a promise
 of greater things to come. Editors are given the daunting task of selecting
 which of these women will keep people talking throughout the next year.
 "The MAXIM Hot 100 continues to get hotter, and it is all because of girls
 like Eva Longoria, who always looks sensational and continues to reach new
 heights in her career," says Rob Gregory, publisher of MAXIM. "After Eva
 nearly crashed our website when we blew up her cover in the desert, we
 realized we had no choice but to make her #1 again!"
     Longoria, who has seen her stardom rocket since the premiere of ABC's
 "Desperate Housewives" says of her back-to-back feat, "I was floored that
 Maxim named me #1 for the second year in a row! I hope that the San Antonio
 Spurs follow in my footsteps and repeat also!" She continued, "MAXIM and
 their readers have been so amazing to me, not only have they made it
 possible to see me from space, but to choose me out of so many beautiful
 women for the second time is unbelievably flattering!"
     Past #1 picks include, Jessica Simpson (2004), Christina Aguilera
 (2003), Jennifer Garner (2002) and Jessica Alba (2001). MAXIM selects women
 for the Hot 100 that they feel will break new ground in the years to come.
 In 2004, MAXIM first brought Eva Longoria to our attention (#91) before
 "Desperate Housewives" even existed. #2 Jessica Alba who not only was the
 first #1 Hot 100 girl, but year after year has continuously been in the Top
 10, moving up this year to the #2 spot from #5 last year. Notable omissions
 on this year's list include Britney Spears, new mom Katie Holmes, Jennifer
 Lopez and Salma Hayek.
     Reality stars have a strong presence to this year's MAXIM hot 100 list.
 Newcomer to the list, debuting in the Top 10, "Dancing with the Stars"
 long-leg beauty, Stacy Keibler (#5). While season one "Dancing with the
 Stars" winner, Kelly Monaco, takes her stand at #13. Kristin Cavallari also
 makes her debut on the list (#23) only weeks after rumors of hooking up
 with newly-single, Nick Lachey.
     Just as they have in the past, women in music also dominate Hot 100
 list. Christina Milian (#10), Christina Aguilera (#16), Jessica Simpson
 (#18), Mariah Carey (#22), Avril Lavigne (#35), and Fergie (#36) are just a
 few of the successful, female artists that grace this year's list.
     The MAXIM Hot 100 supplement will be available with the June issue of
 MAXIM, featuring Supermodel Veronica Varekova (#32) on the cover. The June
 issue also features a layout with up and coming 23-year-old pop star,
 Frankie, and a Q&A with "That 70's Show's" Wilmer Valderrama. Based on the
 huge success and national appeal of the Hot 100, VH1 will be airing a
 1-hour special hosted by "Nip/Tuck" star Kelly Carlson (#63) on May 30th at
 10:00 P.M.
     MAXIM celebrates its 2006 Hot 100 list by taking over New York City on
 Wednesday, May 17th. The day begins with pampering as MAXIM and GARNIER
 FRUCTIS host a Beauty Bar for the elite at the Hotel Gansevoort. Then, the
 night kicks as MAXIM and PONTIAC present Christina Milian (#10) concert at
 an undisclosed location. Plus, Maxim hosts the hottest party in New York
 with the biggest names in film, television, music, sports, and fashion
 enjoying great music and cocktails courtesy of JOSE CUERVO at the infamous
 Buddha Bar.
     MAXIM is the men's lifestyle magazine published 12 times a year by Dennis
 Publishing.  Editor-in-Chief: Ed Needham.  Group Publisher: Robert F. Gregory.
 Dennis Publishing, Inc. is a media company that publishes the two most
 successful modern men's lifestyle magazines in America -- MAXIM (2.5 million
 rate base) and Stuff (1.3 million rate base) -- along with general interest
 music magazine Blender (Advertising Age's Launch of the Year), and The Week, a
 distillation of the week's most important news and opinion from the US and
 international media.  MAXIM, Stuff, Blender and The Week are registered
 trademarks of Felix Dennis.  MAXIM Radio is broadcast on Sirius Satellite
 Radio on channel 108.
     1.   Eva Longoria
     2.   Jessica Alba
     3.   Lindsay Lohan
     4.   Angelina Jolie
     5.   Stacy Keibler
     6.   Scarlett Johansson
     7.   Cameron Diaz
     8.   Kate Bosworth
     9.   Keira Knightley
     10.  Christina Milian
     11.  Kristen Bell
     12.  Katherine Heigl
     13.  Kelly Monaco
     14.  Rachel Bilson
     15.  Vanessa Minnilo
     16.  Christina Aguilera
     17.  Rachel McAdams
     18.  Jessica Simpson
     19.  Jamie-Lynn Sigler
     20.  Eva Green
     21.  Mischa Barton
     22.  Mariah Carey
     23.  Kristin Cavallari
     24.  Kate Moss
     25.  Charlize Theron
     26.  Cindy Crawford
     27.  Eva Mendez
     28.  Mandy Moore
     29.  Jennifer Love Hewitt
     30.  Uma Thurman
     31.  Emmanuelle Vaugier
     32.  Veronica Varekova
     33.  Natalie Portman
     34.  Jamie Pressly
     35.  Avril Lavigne
     36.  Fergie
     37.  Emmanuelle Chriqui
     38.  Paris Hilton
     39.  Nadine Velazquesz
     40.  Alicia Keys
     41.  Daniella Alonso
     42.  Sienna Miller
     43.  Gabrielle Union
     44.  Kelly Ripa
     45.  Beyonce Knowles
     46.  Rebecca Romijn
     47.  Mila Kunis
     48.  Nicollette Sheridan
     49.  Brittany Murphy
     50.  Sarah Silverman
     51.  Naomi Watts
     52.  Sara Foster
     53.  Moon Bloodgood
     54.  Heidi Klum
     55.  Venessa Marcil
     56.  Jessica Biel
     57.  Autumn Resser
     58.  Joss Stone
     59.  Jordana Brewster
     60.  Shakira
     61.  Joanna Krupa
     62.  Nicky Hilton
     63.  Kelly Carlson
     64.  Poppy Montgomery
     65.  Emilie de Ravin
     66.  Sarah Shahi
     67.  Evangeline Lilly
     68.  Cinthia Moura
     69.  Kelly Clarkson
     70.  Leeann Tweeden
     71.  Roselyn Sanchez
     72.  Anna Kournikova
     73.  Teri Hatcher
     74.  Michele Merkin
     75.  Maggie Grace
     76.  April Scott
     77.  Ciara
     78.  Bree
     79.  Halle Berry
     80.  Rachel Nichols
     81.  Penelope Cruz
     82.  Venessa Simmons
     83.  Rachel Perry
     84.  Amerie
     85.  Carmen Electra
     86.  Aubrey
     87.  Jennifer Scholle
     88.  Tila Tequila
     89.  Tami
     90.  Chilli
     91.  Kim Smith
     92.  Elisha Cuthbert
     93.  Grace Park
     94.  Brooke Burke
     95.  Tricia Helfer
     96.  Bridget Moynahan
     97.  FSU Cowgirls
     98.  Yunjin Kim
     99.  Jennifer Aniston
     100. Natasha Bedingfield