Miley Cyrus has gone topless for Maxim to celebrate her appointment to the top of the mag's Hot 100 list.

While the singer/actress blew up the publication's spot last week, tweeting that she was No. 1 and spoiling their countdown and reveal, this topless photo was worth the wait. Who needs Instagrammed boob shots?

Granted, Cyrus' back is to the camera and she has a strategically placed hole in her jeans! Hi, Miley's butt cheek. But it's what you don't see and the power of suggestion that makes this pic scorching hot.

Um, Liam Hemsworth, are you realizing what a lucky man you are yet?

See the other pop stars on the Hot 100 here.

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