Kourtney Kardashian Snubbed By Maxim: Sofia Richie Is Hotter Than You!

There weren’t many surprises on this year’s Maxim Hot 100 list.

Kate Upton topped the list, and in the crowd of runners-up, there were many familiar faces, including Emily Ratajkowski, Demi Lovato, and a whole slew of Kardashians and Jenners.

In fact, the only member of the Kard clan that was left off the list was Kourtney Kardashian.

Now, Kourtney’s hotness is undeniable, so we doubt she’s too torn up about it.

In fact, she’s assumed a role as sort of the thinking man’s Kardashian, the sister for individuals of discerning taste and sophistication — but not so much sophistication that they’re above devoting serious thought to which reality star’s butt they like best.

When you claim Kourtney as your favorite, it’s like when everyone at the party is debating Beatles vs. Stones, and you bust in like, “Nah. Zeppelin.”

The point is, Kourtney is probably okay with her sisters being judged as hotter than her by the editors of Maxim, who are probably just four guys named Chad who discuss these matters during beer pong tournaments.

But the inclusion of Sofia Richie on the list has gotta sting just a bit.

As you’ve no doubt heard, Sofia is dating Scott Disick, the man who spent the better part of a decade making Kourtney’s life more obnoxious.

And what was initially dismissed as just a fling has recently and unexpectedly developed into a serious relationship.

The couple just celebrated their first anniversary, and there have even been rumors that Scott and Sofia are planning to get married.

Scott never proposed to Kourtney despite ten years and three kids together.

We’re not saying that’s what she wanted, and obviously, she dodged a bullet by never becoming Mrs. The Lord.

But still … it can’t feel great to see the father of your children turn his life around for his future teen bride in a way that he never would for you and your kids.

And it can’t feel great to see her dude’s new boo rated objectively more attractive by a panel of Chads.

There are older honorees on the list (like Heidi Klum) and there are other mothers of three (hey there, Kim Kardashian!), so no one is claiming that Kourtney has been discriminated against.

And we’re sure at the end of the day Kourt really couldn’t give a sh-t about how she stacks up against Sofia.

We’re just pointing out that these lists are all about exclusion, and it’s a little weird they still exist in 2018.

Oh, and the Chad Selection Committee’s definition of hotness is sorely lacking.

These are the guys at the party arguing for Nickelback.


Kate Upton: Officially Hotter than Everyone! Thanks, Maxim!

Modeling can be hard. Sometimes, you get swept off a rock during a topless photoshoot. But sometimes, you get the recognition that you’ve worked so hard to earn.

Kate Upton has secured the #1 spot on Maxim‘s legendary Hot 100 List.

In the immortal words of Kim Kardashian: “It’s what she deserves.” Seriously.

Kate Upton for Maxim Hot 100 List 2018

On Thursday, Maxim happily announced that they had reached this wise decision.

At the same time, they debuted the cover for the magazine’s 2018 July/August cover.

Upton is featured on the cover, front and center, right where she belongs.

The 25-year-old was, of course, interviewed within the pages of Maxim.

She’s proud of her achievement. She should be.

Within the pages of the publication, Upton says:

“You know, I work really hard on myself: on feeling good, working out, being strong.”

Good for her!

“Being number one on the Hot 100 is a little reward for all of the hard work.”

The enviable spot at the top of this list was filled last year by the ever-gorgeous Hailey Baldwin.

In 2016, Stella Maxwell wore that mantle.

At the height over her popularity, in 2015, Taylor Swift made that rank.

In a statement, Chief Operating Officer Robert Price spoke about how they reached this very correct decision.

“Our annual Hot 100 issue is about so much more than physical beauty, although this year’s nominees have that in spades.”

They sure do, if Upton is any indication.

“Now more than ever, we need to celebrate smart, powerful women who are breaking boundaries, shattering glass ceilings, and showing us what is possible.”

You might not think of her for that description, but you would be mistaken.

“None more so than our incredibly talented cover star, Kate Upton.”

He’s right!

When Upton speaks of strength, she’s not just talking about physically toning her limbs and her core.

She’s talking, one assumes, about personal strength of character. About bravery.

It takes unimaginable courage to step forward and make yourself a target by accusing a Guess cofounder of terrible sexual misconduct.

Trauma is difficult to discuss.

But Upton was able to detail her harrowing accusations and even refer to witnesses, some of whom made her feel safer at the time.

That takes, well, a lot of strength.

Though it was more than Kate Upton’s boobs that that put her on Maxim‘s cover, she is a model by trade.

She is jaw-droppingly gogreous. She is a professional whose career has put her through the wringer.

Every photo of her, whether it’s for an official shoot or just a quick selfie on Instagram, is captivatingly beautiful.

We’re glad to see that, unlike some publications that we could name, Maxim knows what they’re talking about when they settle on who’s the hottest.

Congratulations to Kate.

For that matter, congratulations to Justin Verlander, whom Kate Upton married late last year.

Being the hottest of the hot has to be great. Being married to the hottest of the hot doesn’t sound too shabby, either. For extremely obvious reasons.


Paola Mayfield Wins First Round in Maxim Modeling Contest!

Well, Russ is gonna love this.

Paola Mayfield of 90 Day Fiance is giving her modeling career a serious boost by competing in Maxim‘s Finest, where fan votes determine which models advance to the next round and who will ultimately become the winner.

And Paola has won her first round.

We’re only just starting to get to know the new 90 Day Fiance couples, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve stopped caring about the stars that we already know and love.

Well … some stars, we just know. You get hooked on the people themselves, love or hate them, and end up keeping track of Mohamed Jbali’s new immigration troubles or Anfisa Arkhipchenko’s budding modeling career.

(Also the are-they-or-aren’t-they question regarding Anfisa and Jorge’s relationship, which somehow seems to still be intact despite … everything)

But some 90 Day Fiance stars are real gems. And Paola Mayfield is one of them.

The Columbian-born model moved to Oklahoma and married Russ Mayfield after he met her while in Columbia on work assignment.

Paola had worked as a fashion designer, but now that she’s in the US, she’s kicking off her modeling career and also working as a personal trainer.

This couple had two real issues:

One, Oklahoma. Needless to say, moving to Oklahoma in and of itself didn’t overpower Paola with glee or excitement. Which is why she now lives in Miami where she can actually work.

Two, the conservative Russ has been leery of Paola’s outfits on certain modeling jobs. Being torn between her career and her husband has put Paola in an impossible situation.

In fact, the stress at being asked to wear lingerie on a job, which Russ had asked her to not do, made Paola such a nervous wreck that she vomited.

Still, this couple from the first season of 90 Day Fiance is still together and seem to be going strong.

And take a look at what Paola’s up to now:

Yes, that’s her photo that she’s submitted for the contest.

And … there’s no wonder that she’s doing so well.

Paola posted this photo with a caption, asking her fans for support:

“Hi guys! As you guys know I’m still competing for the next #maximfinest I want to ask you to give me one more vote today! I will be more than happy to have your support as I will be personally call you to show you my gratitude.”

A thank-you phone call like that might be cool (or potentially creepy, depending upon the recipient), but surely Paola deserves votes without insentives, right?

“I already made it this far all thanks to you but I want to make it to the end with your help! Click to this link and let’s make it to the finals! You’ll know where to leave your number”

She included a link which we’d happily share except that she already won that round.

In a video shared via her now-expired Instagram story, Paola Mayfield thanked her fans after winning her first round. She also thanked Russ for his continued love and support.

Though she won this round, Paola still has a ways to go. Maybe picture it like one of those tournaments with all of the brackets.

The Maxim‘s Finest contest features models from all over the world, so this is a big deal.

If she wins, she’ll be featured in a two-page spread in Maxim for all of those folks who still read magazines, but also gain a lot of attention from businesses and photographers who are in the market for models.

Oh, and the prize money if she ends up winning is $ 25,000. That’s no chump change.

The semi-finals round begins on October 19th, so we’re sure that her fans and followers will be keeping an eye out late next week so that they can vote for her.

That is not to say that Paola’s efforts in this context have all gone smoothly.

Unfortunately, her comments are trolled by haters who seem determined to bring her down. Probably just so that they can feel powerful and therefore better about themselves.

In response to her thank-you message, one commenter said:

“Sorry Paola, you’re pretty and all, but not for this magazine. These are top-notch models, way too much talent, looks, and skills for you.”

We hope that we don’t have to explain why “you’re pretty but not good enough” is incredibly rude and deliberately hurtful.

And then there was this condescending pile of garbage:

“You need to remember, in the States, just because you have a nice body, you can’t beg for votes and say you will personally call them if they vote for you. You need lots more than a body to be in Maxim Magazine. You made yourself look desperate in the modeling industry.”

Well, it’s pretty standard for people who are in contests to ask for votes. That’s … kind of the whole point of voting.

We hope that Paola doesn’t get discouraged. Even if she doesn’t take home the big prize, the exposure that she’ll get should be a nice boost.