12. Evan Rachel Wood
Wood’s Dolores is a total badass, not unlike the actress herself, who wears sexy suits on the red carpet and is one half of the alternative electro-pop band Rebel and a Basketcase.
11. Thandie Newton
Her character on Westworld, the robotic madam Maeve Millay, is possibly the hottest thing on television. Not only is she smart as hell, but Newton’s enviable assets are on full display.
10. Charlotte McKinney
Known for her envy-inducing bikini body, mode l and actress McKinney was practically made to be cast in Baywatch. But the 23-year-old was thrilled to show off her natural wit to audiences. “I’m excited for people to see me in a different light,” she explains.
9. Ilfenesh Hadera
Jumping from Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It Netflix reboot to Baywatch proves this actress with model-worthy good looks has range. “This is a really good time in my career,” Hadera reveals. “Work is consistent, but more than that I’m busy with projects that are all really different from one another.” As for the blockbuster of the summer, she exclaims, “It’s my biggest break!”
8. Priyanka Chopra
The former Miss World was already a huge star in her native India before she set her sights on the States. Now, with television series Quantico and the Baywatch movie behind her, she’s out to conquer the world.
7. Kelly Rohrbach
Can anyone really live up to the epic babeness of Pamela Anderson as C.J. Parker? The luscious blonde hair…the don’t-make-sense curves… the red bathing suit, oh my! Well, the Connecticut-turned-Cali girl Kelly Rohrbach accomplished the unthinkable in the movie of the summer: She made us (almost) forget about her predecessor.
6. Alexandra Daddario
After gaining attention for her captivating turn in the first (and best, for that matter) season of True Detective, Daddario stars as the brainy and beautiful Summer Quinn on Baywatch.
5. Gigi Hadid
With designing and photography stints at Tommy Hilfiger and Versus Versace, respectively, Gigi isn’t settling for being merely the most sought-after model in the world.
4. Bella Hadid
She may have only 12.4 million Instagram followers compared to her sister’s 33.5 million, but the younger Hadid is nonetheless a covetable catwalk queen: She was awarded Model of the Year by industry heavyweights in 2016.
3. Kylie Jenner
Big sister Kim may have six million more followers on Instagram, but Kylie is the Kardashian of the moment.
2. Kendall Jenner
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians superstar has managed to avoid many of the paparazzi-baiting antics that have plagued her sisters, which is why we love all 5’10” of her even more.
1. HAILEY BALDWIN
Given her glossy Instagram profile with nearly 10 million followers—think selfies featuring pouty red lips and strategically shot bikini pics—it’s a welcome surprise to see Hailey Baldwin sans makeup, with slicked-back, soaking wet hair, when the budding model and actress meets Maxim to discuss her landing the coveted number one spot on the Hot 100.
“I know, it’s really underwhelming,” jokes the 20-year-old with the famous last name. (She’s Stephen’s daughter and Alec’s niece, for the record.) “I came straight out of the shower.”