It’s that time of the year again – time for the annual hotness charts and Maxim’s hottest lady this year is none other than Miley Cyrus. The singer’s newly vamped up punk look probably had something to do with her top spot, and she flaunted the heck out of it in a spread for V Magazine earlier this month.

Miley broke the news of her top spot in the Maxim chart even before the magazine did, christening her brand new instagram account with a teaser from the shoot. In it, she is sporting a cream one-piece and lounging against a white background with her pixie crop slicked down. Miley tagged the picture with a thankyou note to all the fans, who voted for her, saying: "My 1st Instagram is dedicated to all my fans. Thank you for crowning me #1 [on] Maxim's Hot 100."

Miley and her sexy new image have been the talk of the entertainment industry this year, which probably explains her rise from #68 last year, when Bar Rafaeli took the top spot. But not only is Miley’s look different this year, her recent collaborations with Borgore, Snoop Lion and, in her upcoming album, Pharell Williams show that she is also definitely taking a new direction musically. It’s no surprise then, that Maxim readers have voted her higher this year then. We hear rebellious former Disney Girls are all the rage right now.

Miley Cyrus, Twitter Photo
The times they are a-changing and so is Miley Cyrus.