Glamorous South African model Candice Swanepoel has been named the hottest woman in the world, by men's magazine Maxim.

The 25-year-old Victoria's Secret Angel has been chosen by Maxim readers to top the magazine's 2014 Hot 100 List.

The magazine announced the news on Twitter, with a photo of Swanepoel sizzling on the beach.

"It's a huge honour to be Maxim's No. 1, among so many beautiful and talented women! It's a great feeling," she told the publication.

Swanepoel follows in the footsteps of previous winners Bar Refaeli, Katy Perry, Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria and Jessica Simpson.

Last year's topper Miley Cyrus, dropped to no. 25.

"Candice Swanepoel is the ideal embodiment of the new Maxim brand: stunning, sophisticated, elegant," Maxim's creative director Paul Martinez said.

"It's not only her flawless beauty and effortless grace that have garnered her the coveted 2014 Hot 100 Number 1 placement, but also her business acumen. She has risen to become one of the world's top supermodels and has transcended the accolade to become a global brand. It's hard to imagine a woman more perfect."

For the complete 2014 Maxim Hot 100 List, click here.

Scroll down to take a look at Top Ten of Maxim's Hot 100 List for 2014:

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