Olivia Culpo tops Maxim Hot 100 list

She’s a supermodel, Instagram star and former Miss Universe — now this 27-year-old has been recognised as the “hottest” woman of 2021.

It doesn’t take much for Olivia Culpo to turn heads — the 27-year-old is not only a supermodel and former Miss Universe, she’s now been listed as the “hottest” woman of the year.

The LA-based brunette beauty revealed on Monday she had landed the top spot on the annual Maxim Hot 100 list, which celebrates powerful, head-turning women in pop culture, in an Instagram post.

“I’ve always looked at the Maxim Hot 100 with admiration,” Culpo wrote alongside a cover photo of herself on the magazine.


“There have been so many smart and successful women featured who have inspired me and my career in countless ways, which makes this cover so meaningful to me. It still doesn’t feel real!

Culpo, who is wearing a silk cover-up and lace underwear on the cover, then thanked the magazine for the opportunity.

“Thank you so much @maximmag for the opportunity and to all of the people who worked on this with me,” she concluded.

Olivia Culpo, 27, landed the top spot on the annual Maxim Hot 100 list. Picture: Olivia Culpo/Instagram

Culpo is a former Miss USA and Miss Universe titleholder and Sports Illustrated cover model. Picture: Olivia Culpo/Instagram

Many of her 4.1 million followers flooded her post with messages of congratulations.

“YES!!!! Congratulations,” said Haley Kalil, a former beauty pageant titleholder and fellow Sports Illustrated model.

“This is stunning. Congratulations beautiful,” Aussie model Mads Rafferty said.

“This is huge,” another fellow US model and pageant coach said.

“Wow wow wow,” a fan commented

The magazine also shared the news on its Instagram page, congratulating Culpo for being named its 2019 Maxim Hot 100 cover model.

Previous cover stars on the magazine include Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Wilde and Hailey Baldwin. Last year’s winner was model Kate Upton.