Deepika Padukone, Bollywood’s favorite newcomer, has topped the popular Maxim Hot 100 Girls worldwide list. The Maxim Hot list makes its debut in India and Deepika is winner of the first edition. “To be honest, personally I never thought of myself as sexy or hot but if that’s the call that people have taken, then I hope I live up to it. I am so excited about this,” Deepika said in a press statement. Previous Bollywood celebrity winners have included Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, and Kareena Kapoor. “Deepika was our choice as the winner because apart from her huge fan following with the new generation of Indians, she also has the potential to be an international face. This calls for a huge party,” said Anup Kutty, editor of Maxim-India.