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Irish model Stella Maxwell tops Maxim's Hot 100 list with risqué photoshoot (NSFW)

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Stella Maxwell attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)
Stella Maxwell covers Maxim magazine
Models Stella Maxwell (L) and Bella Hadid pose backstage at the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna AW16 Collection during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at 23 Wall Street on February 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for FENTY PUMA)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

2016 is officially the year of Stella Maxwell.

After making her debut at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2015, the Belgian-Irish-American supermodel's career has gone from strength to strength and she's marking the beginning of summer by landing the cover of Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list.

Maxwell, who previously dated Miley Cyrus, topped the polls and was given the coveted title by the popular men's magazine.

The 25-year-old, who grew up all around the world with her parents who hail from Northern Ireland, said she credits her successful career due to being something of a late bloomer.

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"I think those of us who have found success grew into ourselves in our 20s,” she tells the mag. "I know I was not the hottest chick at school! We all peaked a little later than the other girls.”

"If I wasn’t a model, I don’t know what I’d do, but I would be working just as hard at whatever it was."

Read more: 8 Things to know about supermodel Stella Maxwell

Growing up between Belgium and Belfast, she never dreamed of becoming a supermodel who would work for Fendi, Armani, Moschino and more, but believes in the power of positive thinking.

 “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," she added.

“You hope for these things and you are grateful to be given the opportunity, and then you just have to throw yourself into the work.”

She was previously linked to Kristen Stewart when they were spotted partying together in New York after the Met Gala last month, but Maxwell said she prefers to keep her private life away from the limelight.

"Dating is pretty hard, since I'm always on the road. I keep my personal life personal."

Stella Maxwell covers Maxim magazine
Stella Maxwell covers Maxim magazine

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