Los Angeles: Katy Perry has topped the annual Maxim Hot 100 list of the world`s hottest women, beating the likes of actress Megan Fox and reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
The `I Kissed A Girl` hitmaker - who is engaged to Russell Brand, narrowly beat Victoria`s Secret model Brooklyn Decker and `Avatar` actress Zoe Saldana into second and third place respectively on the list, reported Contactmusic.
"She`s the best friend you suddenly realize you`ve loved your whole life. The rad chick who taught you to skateboard and whistle and also looks unbelievable in a bikini," the US men`s magazine said of Perry, explaining her top ranking.
Making up the rest of the top five were `Gossip Girl` star Blake Lively and `Transformers` beauty Fox, while Kardashian, `Russian Roulette` singer Rihanna, George Clooney`s girlfriend Elizabetta Canalis, actress Olivia Munn, and model Marisa Miller made up the rest of the top 10.
Last year`s Maxim Hot 100 number one Olivia Wilde scraped in at number 20, while notable absentees from the list include pop stars Beyonce Knowles and Lady Gaga.