Every year, Maxim names their Hot 100; a rundown of the most beautiful women on the planet, and this year Taylor Swift has come out on top.

The list has been going for quite a while now (you can see all the way back to the year 2000 on their website...ah, the ancient past) but it seems that this year, they're taking a slightly different slant on it. 

Normally, it's based purely on the what the women look like, but under a new editor in the form of Kate Lanphear, former Style Director at Elle, this year's award goes to Taylor as a result of her achievements like creating her new album in the way she wanted, and winning every single award under the sun bar the Nobel Prize. It'll come, it's only a matter of time, we're sure. 

Speaking about the award, Taylor said that it was "such an incredible compliment" and "it really feels like a wonderful celebration of my favorite year". The rest of the Hot 100 will be in the June issue, which is graced by a fresh-faced Taylor on the cover. 

Check out the gallery below for even more Taylor, because she will seen be the ruler of the planet. We for one welcome our new Swiftian overlord...

Via Maxim