It seemed as if Hollywood was finally starting to recognize that black beauty is beautiful. Magazines have been publishing articles revering black women as most beautiful, black pageant beauties are snagging more prestigious titles and there has been an overwhelming shift in black women appreciating their natural hottness. It’s been a really great time to be a black woman. Maxim released its annual Top Hot 100 list to celebrate beautiful women in entertainment. The highly anticipated list reveals some of the most beautiful women in the world. In fact, making Maxim’s list is a bragging right for most celebrity women. Normally, the list is dominated by caucasian and foreign women, but I just knew there at least 25 black beauties on the list. To my dismay, there were only four black celebrity women. That’s it. That’s all.
#11 Rihanna She’s bold, sexy, and daring, but you already knew that. Rihanna, queen of Barbados, was ranked number three beating out well known hotties such as Katy Perry and Jessica Alba. This year Rihanna has taken her sexy to another level by proving she is very comfortable in her own skin. This global icon has become a true success in her career.
#21 Beyonce King Bey has been hot forever and has made Maxim’s Hot 100 numerous times. This year she shocked us with her surprise album which happened to be one of her sexiest. Beyonce is breaking out of her shell, leaving her angel like person and revealing her provocative ways.
#65 Kerry Washington Playing the role of Olivia Pope on hit series Scandal has definitely revealed just how sexy Kerry Washington can be. She has made the powerful woman desirable and even after becoming pregnant she remained her normal sexy self. Not only does her powerful role shine, but her hot body will land her on many list of hotties!
#81 Gabrielle Union Constantly recognized for her hot body and gorgeous face, Gabrielle has had major success in her acting career. She has recently been seen in Think Like a Man and on the television series Being Mary Jane. Maxim! Where are the rest of the black beautiful women? All four women were expected to make the list but what happened to Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson and the other hotties of Hollywood?