The 27-year-old model, actress and entrepreneur has been named Maxim's hottest woman of 2019.

Olivia Culpo is a 27-year-old model, actress, entrepreneur, social media sensation and winner of Miss Universe 2012.

She is now the “hottest” woman of the year according to Maxim‘s Hot 100 list.

“I’ve always looked at the Maxim Hot 100 with admiration,” Culpo wrote alongside a cover photo of herself on the magazine.

“There have been so many smart and successful women featured who have inspired me and my career in countless ways, which makes this cover so meaningful to me. It still doesn’t feel real!”

Culpo, who is wearing a silk cover-up and lace underwear on the cover, thanked the magazine for the award. In the Hot 100 edition, she poses naked.

“Thank you so much @maximmag for the opportunity and to all of the people who worked on this with me,” she added.

Olivia culpo from Maxim. Photo: Gilles Bensimon

Culpo was born in Cranston, Rhode Island, and is one of five children of Peter and Susan Culpo. She has two older siblings, Pete and Aurora, and two younger, Gus and Sophie.

Their restaurateur father co-owns Boston businesses including Parish Café and The Lower Depths Tap Room.

Culpo, who is of Italian descent with some Irish ancestry from her mother’s side, has 4.1 million followers on Instagram and was congratulated by those in the modelling industry. She is also behind the clothes brand Express X Olivia Culpo.

Olivia Culpo Maxim's Hottest woman in 2019

“YES!!!! Congratulations,” said Haley Kalil, a former beauty pageant titleholder and fellow Sports Illustrated model.

“This is stunning. Congratulations beautiful,” said Australian model Mads Rafferty.

Maxim also shared the news on Instagram, congratulating Culpo for being named its 2019 Maxim Hot 100 cover model.

Previous cover stars on the magazine include Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Wilde and Hailey Baldwin. Last year’s winner was American model Kate Upton.