HOTTEST: Model Stella Maxwell. CREDIT: Sourced
If you’ve never heard the name Stella Maxwell before, vat note.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel has been crowned the World’s Most Beautiful Woman.

The 25-year-old model - who has strutted the catwalk for Balmain, Versace, Marc Jacobs and Fendi - topped Maxim magazine’s annual list of the hottest females on the planet, beating off competition from the likes of last year’s winner Taylor Swift.

The blonde bombshell dedicated her win to women around the world, and posted a picture of her racy cover shoot for the magazine - which sees her naked except for a gold breast plate and choker and skimpy gold thong - on Instagram.

She captioned the image: “Thank you to @maximmag for naming me No1 hottest girl 2016 Shot by the wonderful @gilles_bensimon in Joshua Tree ps: I want to share this with all the women around the world because we are all Number 1 (sic).”

The full list of mooi meisies will be revealed when the magazine goes on sale later this month.

Rising star Stella has been in the headlines before, not for her modelling work, but for reportedly being in a relationship with pop singer Miley Cyrus last year.

For now, she is single and struggles to find time for romance.

She says: “And dating is pretty hard, since I’m always on the road. I keep my personal life personal.”