Katy Perry Tops Maxim Hot 100

Taylor Swift, Megan Fox, Britney Spears also make the 2010 list.

Many beautiful women made Maxim’s 2010 Hot 100, but only one was deemed the hottest of the hot: [artist id=”3274550″]Katy Perry[/artist].

Why Perry? “It’s that feeling you get when you suddenly realize that the smartest, funniest, coolest girl you know also happens to the best looking and a pretty good skateboarder too,” Joe Levy, Maxim editor in chief, explained to ABC News. “All of a sudden, your crush goes supernova, and this is Katy’s supernova moment.”

Perry, who just released her new single, “California Gurls,” made the list alongside Sports Illustrated cover model Brooklyn Decker (#2), “Avatar” actress Zoe Saldana (#3), “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively (#4) and “Jonah Hex” leading lady Megan Fox (#5).

“[Megan is] a sex symbol for the ages,” Levy said. “Megan’s sultry looks hit every red-blooded guy right in the gut.”

But it seems that the other ladies don’t have Perry’s unique appeal, Levy said. “[She’s] a triple — no, quadruple — kind of hot,” Levy told Us Weekly.

Perry isn’t the only pop star on this year’s list: [artist id=”2389485″]Taylor Swift[/artist] (#31), [artist id=”509026″]Christina Aguilera[/artist] (#18), [artist id=”501686″]Britney Spears[/artist] (#54) and [artist id=”1632950″]Nicole Scherzinger[/artist] (#24) also made the cut.

A number of Hollywood’s hottest actresses also made the cut this year. Last year’s #1, Olivia Wilde , fell to #20 this year. She’s joined by Angelina Jolie at #38, Emma Roberts at #78 and “The Hills” star Kristin Cavallari at #76.

Other notables on the list include “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi (#93), “True Blood” star Anna Paquin (#84), actress Milla Jovovich (#21) and supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio (#63).

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