Maxim released their Hot 100 list of the most beautiful women in the world, and while we could all endlessly debate the merit of a practice that’s steeped in the tradition of high school guys ranking the prettiest girls in their class, I don’t see any reason to get worked up over a list that doesn’t even include Christina Hendricks in the top ten. (77th? Are you kidding me? In what world is JWoww hotter than Joan?) But besides simply reminding us that Leonardo DiCaprio really screwed up by losing model Bar Refaeli, who tops the list, people are buzzing about the inclusion of fake political pundit and decidedly male Stephen Colbert in the highly coveted 69 spot.
Colbert found himself on the ballot as a result of a write-in campaign which, as any member of the Colbert Nation can tell you, is always a dangerous proposition. As Maxim explained in his entry on the list:
Democracy isn't always pretty: Sometimes it's downright handsome. With a massive write-in vote campaign, the Colbert Nation proved they're not only loyal but also incredibly horny.
Colbert’s inclusion is hilariously awesome, it’s not all that surprising. The man is unstoppable. He's convinced people to just throw money at him for his Super PAC, testified in front of Congress, and even has a piece of a space station named after him. After you’ve broken through both government and the stratosphere, the opposite sex is really the only new territory you have left to encroach on. And I, for one, would include the man on a list of the 100 hottest anything.
I mean, he's more deserving of a spot than Kristen "Who hid the Thorazine?" Stewart, at the very least.