Throwback Thursday: January 2005 – Eva Longoria

Check out what we were up to in January of ’05. Don’t worry, we’ll leave out our middle school class picture.

Every week, we send someone stumbling into the dark Maxim archives to see what we were up to way back when. This week we’re going back to January of 2005, when Eva Longoria was a housewife we were desperate for, we ingested live bugs, and Baby Stewie was the man.

Cover Girl: Eva Longoria

Where You’ve Seen Her: In 2005 we were shamelessly watching Desperate Housewives – even when our girlfriends weren’t around – for one reason: Eva Longoria. Playing Gabrielle Solis, a beautiful resident of Wisteria Lane, Eva quickly had men ditching their day jobs to find work as gardeners after her character’s hot and heavy affair with the much-younger help (played by Jesse Metcalfe). If you need us, we’ll be outside trimming the rose bushes, and praying for a Gabrielle of our own.

Where She Is Now: A year after her 2005 cover, Eva returned in September 2006 for another shoot with Maxim, and recently graced our pages for the third time as our January/February 2014 cover girl, this time also snagging our Woman of the Year title. Aside from maintaining her obscenely good looks, the actress recently received her masters in Chicano studies and currently works as a producer on the show Devious Maids. Beauty, talent, and brains? It doesn’t get much better than that. 


How To Devour Worms & Bugs

We admit our pallets used to be less than sophisticated – we spent a lot of time scarfing down cream-stuffed sausage and bird seed – but this was just extreme. At least we knew who to blame for such grotesque eating behavior: Joe Rogan, host of the reality show Fear Factor. One of the early stunt game shows, every episode contained an eating component, typically involving still-squirming bugs. Naturally, we loved this – the more vile, the better – but these days we’re happy to stick with more civilized reality television programming. Mob Wives, anyone?

We Want Answers: Baby Stewie

After its debut in 1999, Family Guy quickly became our favorite show, and why wouldn’t it? It’s a perverse, adult-friendly cartoon that could always be counted on for a good laugh, usually at the expense of an entirely inappropriate target. Back in 2005, we caught up with arguably the best character on the show – Stewie – for some words of wisdom. With Family Guy still going strong nine years later, not a whole lot has changed. And obviously we still get our best advice from babies with British accents.

More Throwback Thursdays:

Throwback Thursday: March 2000 – Jenny McCarthy

Throwback Thursday: September 2002 – Lucy Liu