Maxim magazine recently deemed Katy Perry the fourth hottest woman on its annual Hot 100 List, just behind Mila Kunis, Oliva Munn and Bar Refaeli.

So when "Entertainment Tonight" caught up with the 27-year-old singer as she kicked off Fleet Week in New York City with a performance for 4,000 troops, they asked her for her thoughts on the honor.

"I'm very flattered that someone still thinks I'm hot," she said. "I think it's the weirdness [that makes me hot]. Maybe it's just the fact that I'm OK with being a geek."

Yes, Perry made sure to carry on the long tradition of female celebrities professing to be geeks, nerds, dorks and any other description that denotes social ineptitude that doesn't actually apply to them.

Granted, some of Perry's costume are a little out there, but none ever truly deviates from a sexy image -- even the nerdy character she created, Kathy Beth Terry. She's always one makeover away from becoming a sexy pop star.

Check out more female celebrities claiming to be total geeks:

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  • Mila Kunis

    In a 2011 <a href="" target="_hplink">interview with <em>GQ</em></a>, Mila copped to being a "Trekkie." "I got into it in my late teens, 18, 19, 20, something like that," she told the magazine. "I got into it later than most people. But let's not talk about it in the past tense. I'm still a 'Star Trek' fan. You never stop being one." Photo Credit: AP

  • Keri Russell

    In a 2010 interview, Keri Russell revealed that she's "just a nerd." <a href="" target="_hplink">She told Parentdish: </a> "I'm just a nerd. Well, maybe not as controlling as much as a nerd. I like everything organized. I like everything very clean. I don't like to bend the rules. I'm a nerd. I go to sleep really early. I'm like, 'I don't think that's the way we should do that,' and my husband's like, 'Alright, nerd. Calm down.' I'm the opposite of cool." Photo Credit: Getty

  • Reese Witherspoon

    In 2009, Reese Witherspoon <a href="" target="_hplink">admitted she's happy being a "big dork." </a> "I really had to learn that it's OK to be who you are, and that you don't have to be cool all the time. I was trying to be cool for so long and it wasn't working. Now I accept that I'm just a big dork, and I'm so much more comfortable in my own skin," she said. Photo Credit: Getty

  • Brittany Snow

    In 2011, actress Brittany Snow revealed to <a href="" target="_hplink"><em>Maxim</em> magazine that she's really just a "shy nerd." </a> "I think that's a big misconception about me. I tend to play more bubbly people than I actually am. I was never the popular girl. I'm really shy. I'm really just a nerd," she said. Photo Credit: Getty

  • Megan Fox

    After being named <em>FHM</em> magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive, she <a href="" target="_hplink">confessed she's really a big old nerd</a>. "I'm the biggest nerd -- I love comic books and stuff like that!" she said. Photo Credit: Getty

  • Kristen Stewart

    In a 2011 interview with <em>Vogue</em>, Kristen Stewart confessed <a href="" target="_hplink">she's really just "a dork" at heart.</a> Why? Because she likes golf, cooking, and the Food Network. Photo Credit: Getty

  • AnnaLynne McCord

    "90210" actress AnnaLynne McCord <a href="" target="_hplink">told Conan O'Brien she is an "uber-dork" in 2009.</a> When he asked why she considers herself so dorky, she replied that she loves the "Star Wars" movies. Photo Credit: AP

  • Jessica Alba

    In 2007, Jessica Alba was asked what she was really like at home <a href="" target="_hplink">and told Reuters:</a> "I'm not walking around my house like this hot babe everyone seems to think I am. The truth is I'm a bit dorky and goofy - really!"

  • Anne Hathaway

    We'll admit that Anne Hathaway is a theater kid, but we probably wouldn't call her "queen of the nerds." In 2011, Anne confused host Jon Stewart during an appearance on his show, telling him that <a href="" target="_hplink">nerds are her people</a>. "So when you say 'nerds,' what would you consider nerdly pursuits ... do you have nerdly pursuits?" Stewart asked her. "I'm a Scrabble fiend," she replied. Photo Credit: Getty

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