It doesn’t quite rank with the same influence as Business Insider’s “50 Women Who Are Changing the World,” but even in sports, sex sells, and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey isn’t one to shy away from that aspect of promotion.
Just days after she landed on the Business Insider list of influential women and the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s 15th Anniversary issue, Rousey revealed that she made the Maxim Hot 100 list of the world’s sexiest women. She posted a provocative photo of herself from a Maxim photoshoot across her various social media accounts announcing her inclusion.
Of course, it’s not the first time that Rousey posed nude for a photo shoot.
Rousey was featured in ESPN The Magazine’s 2012 Body Issue, which features athletes in nude artistic poses. She even graced one of six special covers of the magazine.
The Maxim Hot 100 list is voted on by readers of the magazine. Rousey landed in the No. 29 position for the 2013 list.
Only a small portion of the list had been revealed on Tuesday. The Top 10 has yet to be revealed, but Rousey already finds herself amongst the likes of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Demi Lovato, and Oliva Munn on the list.
Her inclusion on the list is one of the latest representations of how popular Rousey and women’s MMA have become, particularly in the short amount of time since they have been ushered into the UFC.
(Photo by Brian Bowen Smith for Maxim. Courtesy of Ronda Rousey.)