Bar Refaeli is named #1 on Maxim’s “Hot 100″ list: good choice?

Bar Refaeli

The 2012 edition of Maxim’s “Hot 100″ list has been revealed by the men’s magazine, but this year is a bit different because readers were actually allowed to participate within the election. The very top spot on the list has been secured by none other than Bar Refaeli, and I actually agree with this selection. Bar is gorgeous and has a very well-proportioned body that just doesn’t quit. She also seems to have an adventurous spirit and (for a supermodel) a relatively quick wit as well. In a (well-rehearsed?) display of humility, Bar has spoken out on her surprise at being named in the #1 spot by Maxim’s readers. Surely, she can’t be surprised at being called utterly gorgeous on a near daily basis, right?

Bar Refaeli

The supermodel (and Leonardo DiCaprio’s ex-girlfriend) tops Maxim’s Hot 100 list this year – and it’s not hard to see why.

Refaeli tells the magazine in its issue, on stands May 29, that she was “shocked that among all these beautiful ladies, I’m number one.” Meanwhile, Maxim’s editors say the Israeli beauty “puts the ‘promise’ in the Promised Land.”

Refaeli has made the list before – landing in last year’s top 10, in fact.

Other beauties included in the new issue include Blake Lively; Charlize Theron; Rihanna; and Amanda Knox.

[From People]

The rest of the list is, well, interesting because for some reason, Stephen Colbert shows up at #69. Amanda Knox also sneaks in towards the end of the list as well. Here’s the top 10 after Bar: (2) Olivia Munn (really, so high?); (3) Mila Kunis; (4) Katy Perry; (5) Olivia Wilde; (6) Jennifer Lawrence (oh yeah); (7) Emma Stone; (8) Megan Fox; (9) Malin Akerman; (10) Adrianne Palicki. The full list can be viewed here. So do you think that Bar deserves the top spot, or have her days as a hot, lad-mag babe passed her by already?

Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli

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  1. says:

    She’s sort of plain in the face, but her body is amazing and looks healthy.

    • Liv says:

      She’s quite beautiful, but you can see in her face that there’s not much going on behind her eyes. Weird choice.

    • Aiobhan says:

      ITA. Her face is ok but nothing to swoon over. I like that Lois from Family Guy is on the list though.

      And can someone please tell me why anyone is still trying to make Olivia Munn a thing? You would think that after her “leaked” nude photos gained absolutely no traction she would have faded away. Who did her PR team have to pay off to get her in this magazine?

      • gigi says:

        Agree. I don’t think Bar should be no. 1 but it’s not so bad, she’s cute enough and she has a great body so it could be worse. But Olivia Munn at no. 2? Seriously, who the hell did she f*ck?

        Actually, this list is all still PR and publicists, even if they say they’ve thrown in some reader participation. How can Pippa, Wozniacki, JWow, and Bynes be on it, but no Irina?

    • Beta says:

      I think she’s gorgeous :)

    • ZZZ says:

      I swear that this site has become my favorite because of the majority of the comments! ☻ I feel exactly the same. I think she is pretty, and has a great body….No question about it, but I just don’t think she is drop dead gorgeous in any way. And Olivia Munn as #2? She had to have done something to someone to get that….

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      Her body is good but her butterface is not. I’m just glad she got her jowls fixed. She always had old lady face and looked much older than she is.

      She’s still just a glorified swmsuit model though. Dating Leo helped her (gain a Garnier commercial) but it never took off like Giselle’s (and that’s because Bar IS plain. Average blonde).

    • Mare says:

      I wonder where you guys live if you find Bar Rafaeli “plain looking” and “butterface” :)

  2. emma says:


    • Anmelt says:

      I second that. Don’t get her AT ALL.

      • Sarko says:

        And could you please stop calling her a supermodel??!! With Bar’s catalogue Kim Kardashian should then also be a supermodel.
        I know people who worked in the fashion industry and Kaiser is the FIRST person who has ever described her as having a quick wit.
        She’s arrogant, inane and dumb with bad skin and smokers’ teeth. I could tell stories but I shouldn’t.
        Not surprised Amanda Knox made the list cos she and Bar look so much alike, throw in Chelsea Hnadler and you have a trio of sisters.

      • normades says:

        Ohhh please do. DISH!

      • Eve says:

        As much as I agree that she’s no supermodel (neither is any of those Victoria’s Secret models, for that matter — but people keep calling them that) and that’s because her posing skills aren’t great, I’d like to say that if supermodels actually looked like Refaeli (body-wise) there wouldn’t be so many teenage girls with eating disorders out there.

        She’s slim but with great curves and an overall healthy appearance. I REALLY can’t say that about the so called high fashion models — the ones that could be described as “supermodels”.

        P.S.: I have seen people here on Celebitchy calling her legs “stumpy”. Yes, she doesn’t have Gisele Bündchen’s super long legs, but hers are beautiful and toned too — just different than Bündchen’s.

      • Sarko says:

        @ Normades
        Soz for my late response. I cant say toooo much. But the fashion world is very incestuous and gossipy. I was interning for Channel 4’ fashion season 3 years ago and the word on Bar was in the s*****r
        Fame hungry to the max, leeching off old men for money (Tedi Sagai bought her a car), obsessed with Gisele (word was she got an ear-ring in her upper lobe because of her) and living her ambitious mother’s showbiz dreams.
        Her relationship with Leo was a joke. It was well known in the night club scene how he cheated on her flagrantly. Even Perez Hilton who sucks all celeb snatch wrote a blind on his womanising as did lainey. She knew but refused to dump him because she needed him for fame. Leo knew and of course did not respect her for it.
        I’m always baffled as to how Justin Trousersnake gets called out for his cheating and womanizing even in tabloid print but Leo is protected when he’s 10 times worse.

        We’ll definitely have to disagree on what constitutes a supermodel then
        Bar’s pretty but lacks charisma and versatility. She does not have the limbs, je ne sais quoi, or fierceness that have made the likes of Gisele (whom you obv don’t care for) top of their field.
        And there’s a reason for that

      • Insertrandomname says:

        wow sarko thats interesting.. thanks for sharing :D

        i wish blind items werent so blind haha

      • Eve says:

        @ Sarko:

        We’ll definitely have to disagree on what constitutes a supermodel then Bar’s pretty but lacks charisma and versatility.

        You completely overread my comment/missed my point: I SAID CLEARLY that I agree with you all about her NOT being supermodel material and that she didn’t have what it takes to be a supermodel (just like Victoria’s Secret models also don’t have). That her posing skills weren’t great, can you see it now?

        My point was about her body. If top models/supermodels had bodies like hers, there wouldn’t be so many teenage girls suffering from eating disorders.

        Her body is beautiful, healthy looking and curvatious. You don’t like Refaeli, fine. But don’t put words in my mouth.

        She does not have the limbs, je ne sais quoi, or fierceness that have made the likes of Gisele (whom you obv don’t care for)

        I don’t care for Gisele Bündchen? Did you take that from the comment below in which I said NOTHING about her modelling skills? The fact I don’t like her voice and think she’s conceited doesn’t mean I don’t think she’s a great model, geez…And here is where you, instead of overreading, squinted your eyes and did the opposite: you read too much into it. I’ve said here many times that Bündchen is probably the last supermodel out there.

        You’re not disagreeing, you’re being defensive and almost sounding like you want to fight…over personal opinions.

      • normades says:

        @sarko. If there is any validity to the Blake left Leo rumours, it’s because of this. She didn’t want to be his token cheated on doormat gf à la Bar. He was prolly like “but this is just how I roll honey, take it or leave it”…and she ran.

      • Eve says:

        @ Sarko:

        Finally (forgot to add):

        If I said Yes, she doesn’t have Gisele Bündchen’s super long legs, but hers are beautiful and toned too — just different than Bündchen’s., then I was OBVIOUSLY acknowledging that Bündchen’s legs were beautiful and toned in the first place.

    • Amy says:

      Apart from her bangin’ body, I’m with you. Meh.

      But we have to remember that this is a trashy men’s magazine. I can totally see her being the #1 (or at least top 10) hot girl choice for loads of blockhead men. Do they even care about faces and brains? Blonde, tan, big boobs — That’s douchebag fantasy fulfillment material there.

  3. Bubulle says:

    Charlize Theron should have been number 1, this girl looks very plain.

  4. Maritza says:


  5. lafairy says:

    ok she is is pretty but number 1 on a list? who are they kidding! she has a nice body but there are way hotters and she is plain in the face even if she is cute!

    • Marjalane says:

      Sounds to me like PR reps were allowed to vote. Repeatedly! No Sofia Vergara? This is not a list that the average Maxim reader would vote for. Olivia Munn? She probably voted over and over again for herself.

  6. Tapioca says:

    She looks healthy with great boobs, an actual waist, sunkissed hair & cute dimples. A perfectly acceptable choice, although the only woman I’d “turn” for is still Rosario Dawson. Mmmm…

  7. Tiffany27 says:

    In what world is Olivia Munn hotter than Mila Kunis, Charlize Theron, AND Blake Lively?

  8. Sarko says:

    Joke of a list!
    HTF can Bar be #1 and Candice Swanopel (a modle with an actual career) be #31?
    My guess is they had to find a pretty D lister who was prepared to get nekkid for their magazine as number 1 spot. Cos lets face it Vogue ain’t calling

  9. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    What the f=k kind of list is that. Have you seen GABRIELLE UNION?!?!?! CHARLIZE?!?!?! GISELE?!?!?! ADRIANA LIMA?!?!?! CHANEL IMAN!!!!!!! I guess cause most of these women have kids they aren’t hot anymore.

    Bar is so meh. She’s just another one of Leo’s exes who has long legs and is blonde. Nothing remarkable about her features or anything. No one really looks like any of the ladies in the aforementioned. They are still smoking after years in the business and BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE.

    Oliva Munn? Really.

    Mila is the only one I agree with.

  10. Vics says:

    Bar works out at my neighbourhood gym when she’s staying in Israel, so I see her quite a lot. Let me tell you one thing- Nothing about her in person says “supermodel”… Or even a “model”, for that matter.
    Surprisingly, in real life- she looks plain and haggard and she is nothing special, as tons of girls around here look like her (maybe not that tall). Also, locally she is considered as having a b****y personality, so no, I am no fan. :|

    • MST says:

      Ah, the wonders of makeup and lighting!

      • dd says:

        הבחורה אנטיפטית ברמות שלא יאמנו וחושבת שהיא מעל כולם בגלל שיש לה חלוטרות פה ושם בספרד.

        הגוף שלה נע בין חביב מאוד לצ’אבי .

        ובכך לאונרדו שילם את חובות האחרון אני מניחה


  11. Eleonor says:

    Men and women have differents ideas of how a hot woman should be. I’ve talked many times with boyfriend,for example he admits Gisele is beautiful, but doesn’t have a feminine body, Bar instead is less stunning but has (in his opinion) a better body, more curvy. To me she is meh.

  12. satty says:

    y’all sound like a bunch of haters to me

  13. H says:

    I love that Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone are so high on the list. I love those two. Both are funny (At least in interviews) and talented people.

  14. Shelly says:

    She’s pretty, but #1? I don’t see it. To me she is just another pretty, boring, generic blonde.

  15. Gwen says:

    I think this list reflects that men and women define hot differently. Bar looks great in a simple way – I think men really like that.

  16. carrie says:

    Olivia Munn is 2nd!
    who is Munn?

  17. DanaG says:

    Bar is just not that sexy unless they go on the number of naked pictures floating around. I am surprised that Stacy Keibler is only at number 51. That is a shock she is far more stunning then Bar with better legs, hair and skin. I think they need a recount.

  18. TXCinderella says:

    Eat that Leo!

    • helvetica says:

      ahahaha +1

      leo dumped her because she was gonna turn 26, and he never dates anyone over 25. so vapid. Exactly the same reason he dumped Gisele, but he just went downhill from that point.

      Stupid Leo

      • Tapioca says:

        Could you imagine life with Gisele though?

        “No drinking in sports bars with your friends! Finish your broccoli! No chemical sunscreen! Simple carbs are for fatty, fat McFatties! It does its hair the way I say or it gets the hose again…”

        She’d be insufferable.

      • Eve says:

        @ Tapioca:

        Agreed. Plus, can you imagine these things said in *THAT* (Bündchen’s) voice?


  19. Eve says:

    She’s really pretty. And that’s an insane body in the second picture.

  20. cupidtyrox says:

    Amanda Knox???????
    Seriously? You’ve got to be joking

  21. Meecey says:

    Amanda Knox???? Wtf? The voters thought they were voting for America’s Most Wanted list.

  22. Hip-ster says:

    Its weird, but I dont think she would be as popular if she had brown eyes instead of her blue. Like, not popular at all. Its what makes her stand out a bit more.

  23. endlesscircles says:

    totally hot

  24. NONNIE says:

    Where is Jessica Alba on the list? I am blocked from Maxim website here at work. IMO – she’s #1!!! Although I think Bar is amazingly gorgeous. Same with Mila. Olivia, no idea why she’s #2…

  25. DavidBowie says:

    This girl is gorgeous. Congrats to her…I think.

  26. HoustonGrl says:

    I think she’s a “good choice” because she embodies (no pun) what men like. She’s toned, tanned, and buxom! It’s clear she works out, but not maniacally.

  27. Adrien says:

    Wher Samantha Brick, Maxim? WHER? I demand a recount.

  28. spinner says:

    She’s gorgeous!! Excellent choice!! The epitome of health.

  29. Dawn says:

    I find it a weird list, some people are ranked too high and other’s too low but I do applaud it because a Kartrashian is nowhere to be found. And that is a good thing.

  30. mar says:

    These lists are silly.
    Marion Cottiard and Elin Nordegen are my faves. Classy and gorgeous.

  31. Love Celebitchy :) says:

    meh :(

  32. debunker says:

    She looks older than her actual age but she’s very sexy nonetheless.

  33. garvels says:

    Good choice. She has striking eyes and she actually has curves and is not a lollypop head.

  34. NYCGAL says:

    I love Bar! She has an exquisitely beautiful face, perfect body, and seems like a happy healthy person.
    She also handled with class the VERY PUBLIC breakup of her boyfriend of SIX years who went on to have a new high profile relationship seemingly the next day. (Btw, she also never spoke about Leo to the press when they were dating or after when other models probably would for fame). I think this makes her a good pick- she’s no Kardashian!

  35. Reece says:

    I’d agree with most of the top ten given the past year but Olivia Munn #2? Who did she blow to get that high? She needs to be down in the 80′s next to Pippa.

  36. Mich says:

    What? No Pippa … the ass that won the world?

    Edited: Well, shut my sarcastic mouth. There she is at number 81. I see she beat out those ugly trolls Irina Shayk and Kelly Brook who didn’t make the list at all!

  37. Emily says:

    I bet dumb ass Kim K is crying her eyes out that she didnt make the hot list! Her attemps to look hot with surgery and fake hair and make up cant even get her a spot in this silly mag’s hot list? SMH!

  38. LucyOriginal says:

    I think Bar is extremely beautiful. The kind of person that has such a natural beauty that can be boring or not strikingly beautiful (+ her body is curvy and healthy!. That being said, I agree with her being number! I loved that Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Sofia Vergara and Charlize are on the list.

  39. Happy21 says:

    I don’t care who is number 1 but I do care who they put at No. 2!!! Olivia Munn, really? She musta f***d the editors of Maxim to get there because she looks like a dude and is not even remotely attractive in my book. For a second I thought maybe they messed up and it was Olivia Wilde but then I saw Olivia Wilde there in the Top 10.

    Ick! Olivia Munn is the only downside for watching Magic Mike when it comes out!

  40. Ginger says:

    Hmmmm a blonde white girl with blue eyes??? How surprising!

  41. I Choose Me says:

    Yeah, I’m with the great body but not at all gorgeous, crowd. Beauty in the eye of the beholder and all that.

  42. Crystal says:

    I can’t with this list…

    It’s gonna be at least 99% white, overwhelmingly blonde and at least 40 % are going to be busted.

    Where the heck is Kerry Washington and Halle? And, Padma Lakshmi? And Gabrielle Union, and Garcelle Beauvais? Why are there chicks here that are so damn bland it’s crazy, but out of 100 people, only 5 are POC?

    They don’t mind featuring Butterface Lively every year and they put Kristen Stewart at 15 (I think she’s an understated beauty but she’s not sexy). Amanda Knox can get a place on the list but Regina Hall and Sanaa Lathan can’t.

    This list is the definition of basic. I swear the fascination with Pippa just confirmed to me that people will salivate over any basic white girl. Stacey dash sh*ts on most of these people on her worst day.


  43. moopsie says:

    first person that came to mind that should’ve been number one is rhianna

  44. jes_sayin says:

    No offense to Bar, but her.. #1?? That’s just bizarre. Sorry, but she’s not a super-model.

    Someone must be paying her way, so to speak.

  45. awalker says:

    Congrats to Olivia Munn for being named #2 on maxim’s hot 100 list two years in a row. Beautiful & talented so well deserved.

  46. Jessica says:

    Why is Kristen Stewart #15?!? She passed a bunch of beauties including Kate Upton and Adriana Lima. She is just so plain and boring to me yuck