So, the two big lists of sexiest/hottest women have appeared again and, shock, they both have the same number one: English model Rosie Huntington-Whitely. This is the first time (the Maxim list first appeared in 2000- FHM in 1995) the two lists have had the same number one. Rosie is the first British woman to top the Maxim list because, although Maxim is a UK-based publication, the results from its poll (actually nowhere do they say it is a poll it could just be an editorial pick) overwhelmingly reflect US or US-known women. In the US Maxim is the top selling magazine of its type whereas in Britain sales were so low the print version ceased some time ago. In contrast, the FHM list (which they claim is a poll) has many more British entries. Agent Triple P has never even heard of 55 of the Maxim list but only 24 on the FHM list are unknown to Triple P, again, an indication of regional differences.
As we saw last year the two lists are very different.
Marissa Miller: but not for Maxim
The FHM top ten list looks like this (Maxim ranking in brackets)
1. Rosie Huntington Whiteley (1)
2. Katy Perry (3)
3. Rhianna (22)
4. Megan Fox (17)
5. Olivia Wilde (15)
6. Brooklyn Decker (36)
7. Marisa Miller (-)
8. Kelly Brook (60)
9. Nicole Scherzinger (51)
10. Irina Shayk (-)
Irina Shayk: the bottom of the top ten
Triple P's verdict on the list is that Rosie should be hovering around the low eighties, Katy Perry shouldn't be on the list at all and neither should Pekinese-faced Barbadian "singer" Rhianna. The next six are OK, we suppose, although we have never heard of Olivia Wilde and think Nicole Scherzinger is starting to deteriorate quite quickly. Poor Kelly Brook couldn't get higher despite stripping for Playboy and taking everything off for Piranha 3D. From this list we would probably (sorry Kelly) put Irina Shayk first, yet she didn't make the Maxim list at all.
The Maxim top ten is as follows (FHM ranking in brackets):
1. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (1)
2. Olivia Munn (88)
3. Katy Perry (2)
4. Cameron Diaz (-)
5. Mila Kunis (16)
6. Bar Rafaeli (97)
7. Anne Hathaway (54)
8. Natalie Portman (19)
9. Cobie Smulders (-)
10. Jennifer Lawrence (-)
Jennifer Lawrence knows what to do to attract mens' votes
So, again, only two women make the top ten of both: Rosie and the inexplicably popular Katy Perry. In the top twenty, again as last year, they only have five girls in common. They have slightly more in common over the top 100 than last year 30 this year as opposed to 26 last year.
British actress Emily Atack; she's a distant relative of Sir Paul McCartney
There are still the girls who figure highly on one list and not on the other. This is understandable if we accept the regional differences but there are some oddities. The FHM list is packed with UK TV starlets such as Emily Atack, for example, but how come American model Marissa Miller, 7th on the FHM list and 10th on the Maxim list last year (and a former Maxim winner in 2008) has disappeared off this year's Maxim list completely? The Maxim list also puts has-been Anna Kournikova at 19 whereas FHM, rightly, doesn't rate her at all.