Answer: This Magazine Released their ‘Hot 100’
with Only 6 Black Women
So Maxim just released their “Maxim Hot 100,” the ultimate list of the world’s most beautiful women…according to Maxim. Normally this kind of junk would have never even penetrated my psyche, but Maxim’s statement that model Marisa Miller, who tops the list, “embodies the official return of the all-American supermodel,” kind of rubbed me the wrong way. Especially considering that a Black woman isn’t even on the list until you get to number 14, Beyonce, followed by singer Rhianna at number 15. Jump to number 42 and there’s actress Zoe Saldana, model Selita Ebanks comes in at 63, actress Gabrielle Union nabbed 73, and Alicia Keys squeaked in with 77.
Actress Scarlett Johansson received second place, followed by Jessica Biel, Eva Longoria Parker, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Elisha Cuthbert, Eva Mendes, Christina Aguilera, Lindsay Lohan and Ashley Tisdale were ranked in third to tenth place.
I had to go over the photos several times to make sure my eyes weren’t playing tricks on me. With the tans, collagen, and breast jobs, I didn’t want to miss anyone or mistakenly list someone as Black.