Supermodel Bar Refaeli is "happy and honoured" to top Maxim's 2012 Hot 100 list.
The 26-year-old through her Twitter page announced her delight at being recognised as the magazine's sexiest woman of the year, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
"So happy and honored to be #1 on #Maximhot100! thank you @maximmag! This is very exciting," Rafaeli tweeted.
Refaeli was closely followed by "Magic Mike" star Olivia Munn, who took the second spot on the list for the second year in a row.
"Friends With Benefits" actress Mila Kunis moved up from fifth to third place, while singer Katy Perry dropped one position down to fourth from 2011.
Olivia Wilde jumped up from 15th place to fifth place while Kate Middleton's little sister Pippa Middleton debuted at No. 81.