May 9, 2013 at 3:05 PM ET
She's an author, she's an anchor, and now, she can add "teenage lust object" to her resume.
Maxim editor-in-chief Dan Bova came by the Fourth Hour Thursday to announce the winners of the magazine's annual "Hot 100" list, and lo and behold, Hoda was on it.
Nobody was more surprised than our lovely anchoress, who clocked in at #79 alongside such luminaries as Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence, and Manti T'eo's imaginary girlfriend.
Hoda was presented with a sash and bouquet, all while repeating "Is this a joke? Is this a joke?"
KLG believed it, and was fine to have not made the list herself.
"I'm too old," said KLG.
"Well, we thought--" began Dan.
"Shut up!" said KLG, who hugged Hoda. "I'm so proud of you."
So are we!!! Go Hoda.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY contributor who always knew this day would come.