TODAY | May 09, 2013
>>> the wait is over.
>> i've lost sleep over this.
>> we are about to find out which sexy celebs made "maxim's" coveted hot 100 .
>> who could it be? there's big surprises this year, so let's get right to it. ben bova is maxim's editor in chief.
>> what have i walked into here?
>> you never know.
>> 100 is a lot of people.
>> i can barely count that high.
>> did you have to whittle it down from a bigger group?
>> yes. we put up about 150 names online and we encourage our readers to vote in. we got eight million votes for this.
>> how old is the average reader?
>> in their 20s. but eight million --
>> so their brains are not fulfilled yet either. all right.
>> so we did hear from miley early. she tweeted --
>> yeah. it all came out. were you disappointed? because she said she's on the cover.
>> she's number one she said.
>> i'm here to confirm that yes, indeed, miley cyrus is this year's hot 100 number one.
>> let's see.
>> well, you see it up there.
>> why is it in a plastic bag?
>> because it's a secret that's not really a secret anymore.
>> not any longer.
>> but premature tweeting affects all of us. she tweeted out her picture, she let the world know she's excited. we're excited to have her, so it's all good.
>> why did you guys pick her?
>> as i said, this was a vote. she got an avalanche of votes. but as well as any time this woman cuts her hair, whenever she releases a video of herself twerking -- do you guys twerk?
>> every day. it's good for my sacroiliac.
>> what is it?
>> i have no idea.
>> i would google it. it got eight billion hits. everything she does --
>> we're not doing enough twerking.
>> what other people made the list?
>> there are a lot of notable people on the list. one of them was actually an invisible person. manti te'o's girlfriend.
>> the invisible girlfriend. she's number 69 .
>> we have an exclusive picture of her at the beach.
>> she looks great.
>> she looks amazing. never has an imaginary person besides snuffleupagas made the list.
>> i was surprised by another one, but delighted.
>> number 79 was miss hoda kotb .
>> yes. you are number 7 -- not in that dress.
>> is that a joke?
>> no, it's not. you're number 79 , hoda. yes! you're on the list, baby.
>> is this a joke?
>> it's no joke.
>> you just should have been higher up is the way i see it. look at that.
>> oh, my gosh! i have never -- thank you. what's your name? thank you.
>> you can wait for her in her dressing room, okay? thank you very much.
>> thank you very much. i appreciate it, thank you.
>> yes, go chill that. she likes it right after the show.
>> i think that should last you through the rest of the show, but i'm not