Is there anything Taylor Swift hasn't won? One day after she cleaned up at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, the "Bad Blood" singer received yet another honor, this time from Maxim. As revealed on Monday, May 18, Swift is No. 1 on the magazine's annual Hot 100 list.
"It's really nice and such an incredible compliment," the June/July cover girl said of Maxim dubbing her "the most talented woman alive" in 2015. "This year has been my favorite year of my life so far…Every one of these kinds of whims and ideas came to fruition…In the midst of all that, this is really nice. It really feels like a wonderful celebration of my favorite year."
Swift's life does indeed seem charmed as of late. Her most recent album, 1989, debuted in October to rave reviews, and has sold more than 4.6 million copies in the last six months, according to Nielsen Music. She's also in the throes of a hot new romance with Calvin Harris, after months of living the single life with her many famous girlfriends.
"You have to have time to breathe and have a happy life, and friendships are so important to me," the "Style" hitmaker told Maxim.
Also important? Feminism. "I think that when I used to say, 'Oh, feminism's not really on my radar,' it was because when I was just seen as a kid, I wasn't as threatening," she explained to the mag. "I didn't see myself being held back until I was a woman."
Now that she does see it, she wants to change it. "A man writing about his feelings from a vulnerable place is brave; a woman writing about her feelings from a vulnerable place is oversharing or whining," she said. "Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born. So to me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it's just basically another word for equality."
Swift, 25 — who appears on Maxim's cover with wet hair, bold brows, and very little makeup — is just one of many powerful women who've topped the magazine's Hot 100 list over the years. Past No. 1s include Candice Swanepoel, Miley Cyrus, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Olivia Wilde.
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