American model and actor Kate Upton covers the July-August 2018 cover of Maxim Magazine, scoring the top spot on Maxim's annual Hot 100 list. Kate is styled by Caroline Christiansson in sensual textures and sandy colors. Photographer Gilles Bensimon is on location in Israel's Negev Desert, celebrating Upton, who heads the list for the first time.
"Our annual Hot 100 issue is about so much more than physical beauty, although this year's nominees have that in spades," said Robert Price, Chief Operating Officer at Maxim. "Now more than ever, we need to celebrate smart, powerful women who are breaking boundaries, shattering glass ceilings and showing us what is possible – none more so than our incredibly talented cover star, Kate Upton."
This year's Hot 100 list features a diverse array of honorees that span 13 categories – "The Powerhouses," "The Divas," "The Bombshells," "Funny Girls," "Inner Circle," "Naughty By Nature," "Wonder Women," "TV Temptresses," "The Cool Ones," "Power Players," "The Untouchables," "Good Sports," and "Drama Queens."