Candice is the Hottest—South African model Candice Swanepoel is the world’s hottest woman according to the 2014 Maxim Hot 100 List. The mens magazine named her number one up against the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Kate Upton. Why Candice? According to Maxim, it’s because of the bikini model’s ability to make herself into more than a model but also a brand. You can view the full list on Maxim.com. And you can see more Candice in the new Marie Claire where she talks about being a Victoria’s Secret model.