updated 05/02/2011 AT 6:40 PM ET
•originally published 05/03/2011 AT 9:15 AM ET
Who is the hottest woman in the world?
Maxim has anointed Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, star of Transformers: Dark of the Moon with the honor.
Duchess Kate Middleton came in at No. 26, ahead of beauties such as Brooklyn Decker (No. 36) and Minka Kelly (No. 52), but behind bombshells including Cameron Diaz (No. 4) and Scarlett Johansson (No. 14).
The full list includes models, musicians, actresses and sports stars, among others. Of her spot at number one, Huntington-Whiteley – photographed scantily clad with a sultry pout – tells the magazine it’s “a huge honor.”
She adds: “It’s a great title to have for a year and you can have some fun with it, I think.”