Throwback Thursday: June 2001

Check out what we were up to in June of ’01. 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 June of ’01, when bikini models made the sweltering summers bearable, Angelina Jolie was in her Billy Bob Thornton stage, and Jiminy Glick was a household name.

Cover Girls: Saira Mohan and Jennifer Lamiraqui

Where You’ve Seen Them: If you didn’t see Saira and Jennifer heating up the pages of our 2001 swimsuit issue, you probably saw each of them sporting their good looks on the runways and in fashion ads. While Saira, a self-proclaimed tomboy who grew up in the Canadian Rockies, posed for Victoria’s Secret and Olay, Jennifer, a striking Parisian, was seen in commercials for Saks Fifth Avenue and JC Penny. Either way, we’ll take them both.  

Where They Are Now: Thankfully both babes are still in the spotlight. Jennifer became known as the face of Valiserie Lingerie and later made her acting debut in 2007 with the HBO special Tell Me You Love Me. Saira also expanded her career by breaking into film, appearing in an incredibly successful Bollywood movie in 2010. We can’t wait to watch it on Netflix one of these days.


What The Flick?: Tomb Raider

Everyone loves Tomb Raider for one reason: Angelina Jolie. Don’t get us wrong, the video game is sweet, but what’s even sweeter is Angie walking around getting scrappy while decked out in that black skin-tight number. While she burst onto the scene and caused an uproar with her antics (between sucking face with her brother, wearing a vial of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck, and having his name tattooed on her immaculate body), her hotness made it easy to forgive all that. These days, Angelina is still smoking hot, but she’s raising a large chunk of Cambodia and married to Brad “Sexiest Man Alive” Pitt, making her entirely off-limits. At least when she was with Billy Bob we could hold onto some hope; Brad Pitt on the other hand, well, we officially hate him. 

Short Story

Back in 2001 everyone knew Martin Short as that funny Canadian guy with the irritating voice from Saturday Night Live. But when he turned into his alter ego, Jiminy Glick (isn’t that the cricket who had a bromance with Pinocchio?), he got funnier. Interviewing everyone from Goldie Hawn to Ronald McDonald, he didn’t even need a laugh track. These days Jiminy Glick is completely nonexistent, but Martin Short is alive and well, and even returned to host SNL this year. 

Throwback Thursday: October 2000

Girls With Many Tongues