Candice Swanepoel thinks Rihanna and Scarlett Johansson are ''really sexy''.

The Victoria's Secret model was stunned to top Maxim's Hot 100 list recently - beating the actress into second place - and thinks the 'Diamonds' hitmaker, who placed 11th, or the 'Lost in Translation' star would have been more deserving winners.

She said: ''I was really surprised that Scarlett Johansson was not number one. Or someone like Rihanna. To me, they are really sexy.''

The 25-year-old model was stunned to learn she was top of the list after placing 63rd last year and was convinced someone was playing a ''practical joke'' on her.

She told 'Entertainment Tonight': ''My agent gave me the call, and I was, at first, a little bit wary. I was like, 'Who rigged that? Who decided that? Is this a practical joke?' ''

The South African beauty recently admitted she doesn't feel very sexy.

She said: ''I don't see myself as that girl because it's my job to be that sexy woman, it's not my whole life.

''I'm not that at home, when I'm picking up my dogs' poopies I don't feel that sexy.''