Miley Cyrus has been named the hottest woman in the world, by men's magazine Maxim. The former Disney star has been chosen by Maxim readers to top the magazine's 2013 Hot 100 List.

"It feels amazing to be No. 1," she told Maxim, "especially because it was voted on by the fans. I have the best fans in the world! It's every woman's fantasy to be told she's No.1 on Maxim's Hot 100! So crazy!"

The 20-year-old singer follows in the footsteps of previous winners Bar Refaeli, Katy Perry, Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria and Jessica Simpson.

"This pixie-haired beauty brought it home for America, storming to the top spot the first week of voting and never losing command of her seat of world power," the magazine stated in a press release, "So as we officially rename 2013 the Year of the Miley, let's all party in the U.S.A. and rock out to her collaborations with Maxim heroes like Snoop Lion and Miley, we hereby anoint thee Queen of Our Hearts."

Fellow former Disney star Selena Gomez came in second, with Rihanna taking third on the list. Friends With Benefits star Mila Kunis, who was voted FHM's Sexiest Woman in the World, came in fourth and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence made it to fifth spot.

Former Notre Dame line-backer Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, was at number 69. Te'o made headlines after it was revealed his long-distance girlfriend, who allegedly developed leukaemia and died in a car accident, never existed.

"After Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend hoax of 2012, we think it might be nice to have an invisible girl of our own to love. Why not? She's got a ton of great qualities, including looking awesome in a bikini," the magazine wrote.

For the complete 2013 Maxim Hot 100 List, click here.

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