Meet Maxim's Woman of the Year
Published 06/01/2014 | 19:33
Eva Longoria is Maxim magazine's Woman of the Year 2014.
The 38-year-old actress is a firm favourite with the publication, which named her the Hottest Female Star of 2005 and 2006. She is astounded that she has once again topped a poll and is proud to feature on the cover of the men's magazine.
"It's especially awesome after how long it's been since my first cover," she laughed.
"I've had a beautiful relationship with Maxim over all these years… When someone sees the cover of this issue, they're going to say, '¡Que rico!' … [You] say it when something is really good."
Eva is pictured wearing just a low-cut white vest, which she is tugging down to hide her modesty on the cover. A hint of her cleavage is on display, while her left hand is resting in her tousled brunette locks.
While she enjoys shooting sexy pictures, Eva gets the most pleasure from showing people how different she is to her public persona.
"One thing people are usually surprised about when they get to know me is how domestic I am," she explained. "So when you see the sexy Maxim cover and then you put it against me in an apron with flour in my hair, it takes a moment to reconcile that image."
The Desperate Housewives star is also a philanthropist and gives her time to a number of good causes.
Last year she also received her Master's Degree in Chicano Studies. She prides herself on having many different interests and even before she was famous that was important to her.
"Back in high school I really was the chameleon, too," she revealed. "I got along with the honours math club, then I would go to cheerleading practice, and then I was a band geek as well."