Ireland’s only Victoria Secret Angel Stella Maxwell has officially been named Maxim magazine’s hottest woman for 2016.

The 25-year-old – whose parents are from Northern Ireland – took to Instagram yesterday to share a photo of the winning cover shoot with her 1.7m followers and, judging by the pic, we don't think anyone will be left wondering why she's been crowned the World's Most Beautiful Woman.


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Stella’s interview with Maxim also reveals that as well as being blessed in the looks department, Stella – who has modelled for Moschino, Marc Jacobs and Kardashian favourite Balmain – also has a seriously positive outlook on life.

She told the lad’s mag: “I believe that thinking positively and envisioning the best possible outcome can add to your achievements.  It doesn’t always work out, but if I visualise myself getting what I want, it can happen.  Positivity helps with everything in life.”

The blonde – who previously dated Miley Cyrus – also revealed that she wasn’t always the beauty she is today.

She said: “I think those of us who have found success grew into ourselves in our 20s…I know I was not the hottest chick at school!  We peaked a little later than the other girls.”


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Sounds like there’s hope for us all.