Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Ciara Make 2011 Maxim Hot 100
It’s every college guys favorite time of year, and we’re not talking basketball playoffs. Maxim magazine released their ever-popular Hot 100 countdown this month, and threw a party to prove it on Wednesday (May 11) in Hollywood. While top honors went to Victoria’s Secret model and ‘Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon’ leading lady Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Ciara also made the cut.
Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’ — emphasis on the last three letters of “Bass” — landed the Young Money raptress at No. 75 on the list. Ciara wasn’t too far ahead at No. 67, while Rihanna — who just released the seductive, yet sweet music video for ‘California King Bed’ this week — charted in the top 25, landing at No. 22 between actresses Brittany Snow (No. 23) and Jessica Alba (No. 21).
This marks the fifth year Rihanna has graced the list. The ‘Only Girl (in the World)’ singer nabbed No. 6 in 2010, No. 8 in 2009, No. 15 in 2008 and No. 8 in 2007. Ciara’s name last appeared on the Maxim Hot 100 in 2006 and 2005. This is a first for Minaj, who has been hot on the music charts since releasing her debut album ‘Pink Friday’ last November.
Other pop artists on Maxim’s Hot 100 list include Miley Cyrus (No. 64), Christina Aguilera (No. 58), Nicole Scherzinger (No. 51), Hilary Duff (No. 40), Avril Lavigne (No. 34), Britney Spears (No. 25), Taylor Swift (No. 20) and Katy Perry (No. 3).
The Maxim Hot 100 list was launched in 2000, and annually dishes its 100 hottest women in entertainment. Also spotted at this year’s big party was Wiz Khalifa‘s current flame and Kanye West‘s ex Amber Rose was, despite not making the list.