05/24/2012 04:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What Katy Perry Thinks Makes Her Hot (PHOTOS)

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.

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