It's that steamy time of year again...and we're not talking about the weather!
The 2012 Maxim Hot 100 List has been released and a few of our favorites stare have made the ranks of the world's hottest women:
#45 Zoe Saldana
#79 Nicki Minaj
#90 Bria Murphy (aka Eddie Murphy's daughter)
#93 La La Anthony
Considering Rihanna is Esquire's reigning Sexiest Woman Alive, we'd say she's had a pretty significant fall from grace (or in this case "hotness") coming in at #32. However, she's still leading the bevy of black beauties on the list.
This year Maxim allowed readers to help curate the coveted list. And while we pretty much agree with the roster, there are few shining stars that we definitely think got snubbed. Especially when you consider that Lois Griffin from the cartoon "The Family Guy" was ranked 75th, Amanda Knox a former murder suspect slid in at number 92 and even Stephen Colbert knocked a lovely lady out of the running with a impressive showing at #69.
With that said, we think the following list of 10 women should have been shoe-ins. From First Lady Michelle Obama, who made an appearance on the list in 2009, to child star-turned-full grown actress Jurnee Smollett, who is totally smokin' hot!
Check out our wish list of Maxim Hot 100 beauties in the slideshow below. Who do you think should have made the list?
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 07: First Lady Michelle Obama poses for a portrait before a State Dinner for Angela Merkel, chancellor of German, at the White House on June 7, 2011 in Washington, DC. This is the first official visit by a European leader to the White House since Obama became president. Merkel will be presented with the 2010 Medal of Freedom at a state dinner tonight. (Photo by Joshua Roberts-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Solange Knowles attends the Tiffany celebration of the launch of True Love in Pictures with the Sartorialist Scott Schuman and Garance Dore at Tiffany & Co. on January 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Tiffany)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Athlete Serena Williams arrives at Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Kerry Washington attends the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actress Gabrielle Union attends the 14th annual GQ Men of the Year Party at the Chateau Marmont Hotel on November 18, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Jurnee Smollett arrives at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Model Joan Smalls attends the Museum of Modern Art's 4th Annual Film benefit 'A Tribute to Pedro Almodovar' at the Museum of Modern Art on November 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Musician Esperanza Spalding arrives at the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Singer Kelly Rowland arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Actress Taraji P. Henson poses for a photo during the 'New Year's Eve' premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on December 7, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)