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Model Candice Swanepoel tops Maxim‘s Hot 100 list

Candice Swanepoel made a big leap on this year’s Maxim‘s Hot 100 list, and landed in the No. 1 spot.

Maxim‘s Hot 100 list is out, and it’s no surprise — a Victoria’s Secret model landed at the top of the list. Candice Swanepoel jumped from No. 64 on the list back in 2013 to No. 1 this year.

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Maxim tweeted the big news on Friday, May 23.

“It’s a huge honor to be Maxim’s number one, among so many beautiful and talented women! It’s a great feeling,” Swanepoel said in a statement via Maxim.

The 25-year-old not only has beauty, but she has earning power. She came in 10th on Forbes’ top-earning models list back in 2012, and No. 9 in 2013. She was named a Victoria’s Secret Angel back in 2010, and has also modeled for the Kardashian’s swimwear line.

“Candice Swanepoel is the ideal embodiment of the new Maxim brand: stunning, sophisticated, elegant,” said Paul Martinez, creative director for Maxim. “It’s not only her flawless beauty and effortless grace that have garnered her the coveted 2014 Hot 100 Number 1 placement, but also her business acumen. She has risen to become one of the world’s top supermodels and has transcended the accolade to become a global brand. It’s hard to imagine a woman more perfect.”

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Swanepoel knocked Miley Cyrus off the top 10. Cyrus was Maxim‘s No. 1 beauty in 2013, but fell to No. 25 for the 2014 list.

Coming in behind Swanepoel to round out the top 10 are Scarlett Johansson, Katy Perry, Irina Shayk, Jennifer Lawrence, Zooey Deschanel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jessica Alba, Mila Kunis and Cara Delevingne.

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