You know how they say the older the wine the better it is? This statement holds true in the case of Eva Longoria – who has been named Maxim’s Woman of the Year after a gap of seven years.
The 38-year-old actress won this accolade in back-to-back years from 2005 to 2006 when Desperate Housewives was one of the biggest shows on American television, and her stock was skyrocketing.
Want us to freshen up your memories? Check out how she was back then:
Her character of a spoiled model-turned-housewife on the hit show inspired many a memes, some of which are:
But then the Housewives routine got a bit boring for the audience, and she wasn’t as hot anymore in Maxim’s eyes until now.
One could wonder what she did in 2013 that brought her back in the magazine’s good books. The only movie she played a significant part in last year – “A Dark Truth” -- tanked at the box office, and she didn’t do anything of note on TV either. But one could argue that Maxim’s awarding criteria isn’t about success. If you’re hot, you still have a chance, and Eva is plenty hot, even at 38.
However, don’t you think Beyonce could have been a much better choice? Not only does she still have the looks, but she also did something meaningful professionally in the past twelve months.
And then there were these hotties too:
The 2013 winner Miley Cyrus did plenty to get noticed as well, but when you start looking like a 12-year-old boy, you ain’t gonna top the Maxim list.