Stephen Colbert is the only man to appear on Maxim's Hot 100 list, Lois Griffin and Amanda Knox also unlikely contenders

By Gina DiFalco,

Maxim has released their Hot 100 list, which Israeli model Bar Rafaeli topped this year.

But while the ex-girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio is no surprise as a choice for the coveted list, there are a few on the list that were a bit more astonishing. That could be a result of readers participating in the list for the first time ever.

Maxim editor-in-chief Dan Bova told The New York Daily News “The Hot 100 list is always unpredictable and exciting, highlighting beautiful celebrities and newsmakers alike.”

So who were these newsmakers that made the list, in addition to Rafaeli, Mad Men star Christina Hendricks and other celebrities?

Amanda Knox, for one, made the Hot 100 list, coming in at No. 93. Bova said of Knox, "Amanda Knox’s release from prison was a huge story last year. In the end, the only thing she's guilty of is stealing our hearts."

Then there’s Family Guy cartoon matriarch, Lois, who the magazine calls “the sexiest housewife in Rhode Island.”

Maxim also went in a completely different route, naming the only man on the list as The Colbert Report’s Stephen Colbert.

“Democracy isn’t always pretty,” they said. “Sometime it’s downright handsome.”

As for the model who topped the list, Rafaeli told USA Today, "Every year, it's a different girl that I look up to. For me to be among them, it's an honor.”



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