Surprise Atop Maxim's Hot 100

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

It's the list every self-respecting man waits for all year -- Maxim magazine's Hot 100, counting down the hottest women on the planet. This year's choice is a bit of a surprise. It's singer Katy Perry.

Perry must have done something to make herself hotter as of late, because she placed only 15th last year. On the other hand, last year's number one, the stunning Olivia Wilde, must have severely uglified herself or angered the folks at Maxim, because this year she was only number 20.

The magazine writes that Perry:

is the best friend you suddenly realize you’ve loved your whole life. The rad chick who taught you how to skateboard and whistle and also looks unbelievable in a bikini.

Rounding out the top 10 are Brooklyn Decker, Zoe Saldana, Blake Lively, Megan Fox, Rihanna, Elisabetta Canalis, Olivia Munn, Kim Kardashian and Marisa Miller.

Perry is certainly cute and deserves to be somewhere on the list, but number one? Is she hotter than any of the names above? This self-respecting man says no way.