It's official: Miley Cyrus is Maxim's hottest girl of the year.
Maxim's "Hot 100" list of 2013 has been revealed, and Cyrus tops the chart. Four months' worth of Maxim readers' votes catapulted her from her No. 68 spot last year to No. 1. The former Disney star -- who poses for the coveted issue in a gold lame monokini with her cropped platinum hair slicked back -- is thrilled.
“If feels amazing to be the No. 1," Cyrus told Maxim. "It’s every woman’s fantasy to be told she’s No. 1 on Maxim’s Hot 100! So crazy!”
Maxim explains that Cyrus held the top spot from the very beginning.
“This pixie-haired beauty brought it home for America, storming to the top spot the first week of voting and never losing command of her seat of world power," a press release states. "So as we officially rename 2013 the Year of the Miley, let's all party in the U.S.A. and rock out to her collaborations with Maxim heroes like Snoop Lion and will.i.am. Miley, we hereby anoint thee Queen of Our Hearts.”
(Cyrus actually spilled the beans about her win over the weekend, when she shared a photo on Instagram and later thanked fans on Twitter.)
Cyrus is followed by 20-year-old Selena Gomez, whose bikini-wearing, bong-smoking role in "Spring Breakers" undoubtedly helped to magnify her sex appeal this year. Rihanna, Mila Kunis and Jennifer Lawrence round out the top five.
There were also some upsets. Beyonce failed to crack the top 10 and came in at No. 14. This came as a bit of a shock since Queen Bey has had a mega-watt year with scintillating moments, including her Super Bowl Halftime Show and Mrs. Carter World Tour performances. Beauties Megan Fox and Blake Lively were ranked in the 20s, while Ashley Benson and Kat Dennings placed in the 80s.
Check out the top 10 ladies and head over to Maxim.com to see the full 2013 "Hot 100" list.