Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Tops Maxim's Hot 100

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley poses for Maxim Rosie Huntington-Whiteley poses for Maxim

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley might not be a household name just yet, but the new “Transformers” leading lady is on the rise – and has certainly caught the attention of the folks at Maxim.

The British beauty has been dubbed the “Hottest” of them all, as Maxim has placed her atop the mag’s annual Hot 100 list, it was announced on Tuesday.

“Rosie is a true transformer – a Victoria’s Secret stunner who is about to go supernova when she takes over for Megan Fox in the ‘Transformers’ franchise – her talent is as undeniable as her beauty, which is pretty jaw-droppingly undeniable,” Maxim editor in chief Joe Levy said of the selection.

The runway bombshell-turned-big screen leading lady — and ladylove of action star Jason Statham — takes over the top spot from last year’s “hottest” celeb, Katy Perry (who is third on this year’s list).

“[It] is a huge honor. It’s a great title to have for a year and you can have some fun with it, I think,” Rosie told the mag.

Rounding out the top five of this year’s list are outrageous “Perfect Couples” beauty Olivia Munn (#2), the aforementioned “California Gurl” Katy Perry (#3), lovely and leggy Cameron Diaz (#4) and “Black Swan” star Mila Kunis (#5).

Other notable names on this year’s Hot 100 include the pregnant Natalie Portman (#8), rising star Jennifer Lawrence (#10), Sean Penn’s rumored new squeeze – Scarlett Johansson (#14), 2009 top pick Olivia Wilde (#16), former “Transformers” siren Megan Fox (#17) and resurgent pop princess Britney Spears (#25).

The list also included a dash of royalty – Prince William’s new bride, Kate Middleton, was listed at #26, just ahead of “Glee” queen bee Lea Michele (#28), “Modern Family” stunner Sofia Vergara (#29) and reality vixen – and lone Kardashian on the list – Kim Kardashian (#35).

Some of the lovely ladies bringing up the back half of the Hot 100 include Minka Kelly (#52), Miley Cyrus (#65), Emma Watson (#69), Nicki Minaj (#75) and Erin Andrews (#91).

The final spot on this year’s list?

Maxim Hometown Hottie of the Year Melanie Iglesias, who came in at #100.

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