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The votes are finally in, and Bar Refaeli was crowned the height of hot-girl honors: #1 on this year's Maxim Hot 100 list. Though she just admitted she never gets tired of being called sexy, the Israeli model and former Leonardo DiCaprio flame was "shocked" to win over the likes of famously acquitted Amanda Knox (#92), JWoww (#74), Rihanna (#32), Olivia Munn (#2) and Lois Griffin, the beloved and strangely bikini-ed mom from Family Guy (#85 and WTF!?). She even beat out Adriana Lima, who placed at #46, which REALLY says something about this most esteemed honor. We thought it be fun to look back on a simpler time in Bar's life... you know, like, two years ago, when she was just a model chick only starting to make a name for herself. From the cover of Sports Illustrated to straddling Pauly D, it's been a wild ride, and men everywhere will continue to drool as she takes this win all the way to the bank.
Rocking the helicopter-chic thing for a Diddy frangrance ad, Bar hadn't quite reached foreground status in 2008.
And then the teeny bikini shot to rival Kate Upton's happened on the cover of Sports Illustrated's 2009 Swimsuit Issue.
Terry Richardson shot her in a glossy Interview spread with the boys from Jersey Shore last year for their April issue. She even made that work.
She graced the cover of Sport's Illustrated once again earlier this year in an even tinier bikini. May she continue to go forth and prosper.