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?