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For a woman to make the Maxim Hot 100, she has to be sexy. Whether she's real, apparently, doesn't matter so much! This year, readers of the men's magazine voted Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend into the #69 spot, where she outranked Zooey Deschanel (#95), Jessica Chastain (#72) and Hoda Kotb (#79). The nonexistent "Lennay Kekua" merited mention, says the magazine, because "we think it might be nice to have an invisible girl of our own to love."
Sure, it's nice to have an invisible girlfriend -- until she contracts invisible leukemia and then dies in an invisible car accident. Seriously, for a woman who didn't exist, Manti Te'o's girlfriend was a real downer. We think that Maxim readers can do better. Here, 10 other imaginary women who deserve a place in Hot 100 history.
10. Katniss Everdeen
The Hunger Games heroine could put an arrow through any guy's heart.
9. Jessica Rabbit
The sexiest cartoon creation of all time. She's not bad, she's just drawn that way.
8. Mrs. Butterworth
Has there ever been a sweeter girl than this syrup mascot? (Apologies to Mr. Butterworth, whoever he is.)
7. Joan Harris
Actress Christina Hendricks came in at #22, but her smart, sassy, impeccably tailored Mad Men character deserves her own spot.
Any man who grew up in the '80s is still dreaming about the mermaid from Splash.
5. Daisy Buchanan
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The Great Gatsby character was so beautiful that she totally ruined the 1920s.
4. Daenerys Targaryen
Some women just have something others don't. And that something is dragons.
3. The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With At a Party
Sure, you don't want to be in a room with her for more than 5 minutes, but she looks so pretty in that pink dress!
2. Rosie the Riveter
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She's sultry, patriotic and has great arms Plus, can anybody else on the Maxim 100 rivet? We think not.
1. Princess Leia
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Long before celebrities were posing in bikinis for men's magazines, Leia was doing it at Jabba's palace.
Though fictional women have made the Maxim Hot 100 before (Family Guy's Lois Griffin was #85 last year), the remainder of this year's list is made up of real people. The three hottest women of 2013? Miley Cyrus (#1), Selena Gomez (#2) and Rihanna (#3).