In the world of "best dressed" and "hottest" lists, one in particular is the most anticipated by men: Maxim's Hot 100.

The annual round-up is comprised of "the world's most beautiful women -- from movie stars to murder suspects to a cartoon." This year, for the first time, readers were asked to weigh in on which ladies they felt were the "crème de la crème" in terms of hotness.

And, of course, a few Canadians are among the sexiest of them all.

Paulina Gretzky -- the daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky who recently took to Instagram to expose some skin online -- made her first appearance on the list. And Vancouverite Cobie Smulders of 'How I Met Your Mother' and 'Avengers' fame claimed spot 65 on the rundown.

Other Canucks to grace the magazine's round-up: Elisha Cuthbert of 'Happy Endings' and Nina Dobrev of 'Vampire Diaries.'

The 2012 compilation is topped by Israeli uber-model Bar Refaeli and is littered with the usual shoo-ins, such as Christina Hendricks, Rihanna and Megan Fox. Even Pippa Middleton makes an appearance.

Check out the slideshow to see who made Maxim's Hot 100 cut.

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  • Paulina Gretzky

  • Elisha Cuthbert

  • Nina Dobrev

  • Cobie Smulders

  • Christina Hendricks

  • Megan Fox

  • Anne Hathaway

  • Pippa Middleton

  • Emma Watson

  • Bar Refaeli

  • Miranda Kerr

  • Katy Perry

  • Mila Kunis

  • Eva Mendes

  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

  • Jennifer Lopez

  • Charlize Theron

  • Stephen Colbert

  • Adriana Lima

  • Vanessa Hudgens

  • Kate Beckinsale

  • Shakira

  • Zoë Saldana

  • Scarlett Johansson

  • Lilly Collins

  • Rihanna

  • Zooey Deschanel

  • Lois Griffin

  • Amanda Knox