Since its inception in 2000, the Maxim Hot 100 has celebrated a bevy of powerful women, from models-of-the-moment like Stella Maxwell to pop singers such as Taylor Swift and last year's No. 1, modeling powerhouse Hailey Baldwin.
But perhaps no one has exuded Americana like this year's winner, supermodel Kate Upton. Like her doppelgänger Marilyn Monroe, the 26-year-old is a blonde bombshell if there ever was one, complete with enviable curves, a sweet smile, and, remarkably, a good old-fashioned work ethic.
According to Maxim, Kate Upton is the hottest woman of the year.
The magazine told Fox News Thursday they listed the American blonde bombshell on the top spot of the annual Maxim Hot 100 list, which celebrates powerful, head-turning women in pop culture.The Maxim 100, which first debuted in 2000, has previously given the top honor to stars such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Olivia Wilde. Last year’s winner was fellow model Hailey Baldwin.
Model and occasional Barbie Doll doppelganger Duckie Thot is one of the most sought-after models of the moment, having fronted Fenty Beauty's campaign and starred in the 2018 Pirelli calendar. Yet somehow, the Australian and South Sudanese model still has to bring her own foundation shade to shoots.
As Duckie told the Evening Standard magazine, ES, "I take my own makeup to shoots every time. I'll give the makeup artist the space and we'll shoot. If it doesn't look good, then we'll change to what I know works. If you're doing makeup on my skin, no one knows my face more than me."
Duckie also said that her preferred bases of choice right now include Fenty and Lancôme foundations. But it's taken the 22-year-old her whole life to find the right shade. "Growing up, makeup was ordered online, shipped from America or London. I found it difficult — I'm really, really dark: sometimes even the MAC shades weren't dark enough," she said, ref…