Meet the Women of the 2021 Maxim Hot 100

Find out who made Maxim’s full 2021 “Hot 100” list right here.

2021 Maxim Hot 100 Split Promo
Credits clockwise from top left: Meech Photo; Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Global Citizen Vax Live; Danny Tayenaka; Miikka Skaffari/WireImage Photo; courtesy of Jasmine Sanders; courtesy of Cindy Kimberly

For this year’s Hot 100 portfolio, we chose to reevaluate our criteria for the dawn of a new era. While the list has previously consisted almost entirely of models, the balance of pulchritudinal power has shifted. While physical beauty is still an important part of the equation, our attraction algorithm takes many more factors into account. 

Photography: Gilles Bensimon, Styling: Teyana Taylor and Julian Mack, Producer: Jessica Athanasiou, Makeup: Haley Love, Hair: Ky Johnson and Billions Wimberley, Nails: Tiffany Everett

From athletes to entrepreneurs, entertainers and influencers, these women represent the leading lights in their chosen endeavors, setting an example for us all. Change is a good thing, we think you’ll agree.  

Hollywood Heartbreakers

Sultry Songbirds

Instagram Sirens

Maxim Cover Squad

Model Citizens

Fashion Icons

Fit & Fabulous 

Multihyphenates 

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