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Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Sexiest Magazine Covers of 2009

By Brian Fairbanks

With monthly periodicals folding by the dozen on a near-daily basis, we should be falling over ourselves to support the likes of Esquire, GQ, Vanity Fair, Maxim and something called Ralph.

They're the rags that really put out in a big way this year, showing off the finest female specimens from around the world, sometimes naked, other times in trench coats, other times in ink (like this July 2009 cover of Bar Refaeli covered in Stephen King's dirty words), but always looking hotter than a fireplace in hell.

Keep reading for our full rundown of the sexiest magazine covers of 2009, and feel free to stare.

Maxim, April 2009 -- Malin Akerman

Maxim, January 2009 -- Hillary Duff

Maxim, September 2009 -- Milla Jovovich

Esquire, June 2009 -- Megan Fox

Esquire, November 2009 -- Kate Beckinsale, even though we disagreed that she's the "Sexiest Woman Alive." (She would've won, if not for the fact that she's an almost unforgivably bad actress.)

Gotham, June 2009 -- Jessica Biel

FHM U.K., June 2009 -- Diora Baird

GQ, January 2010 -- Rihanna

GQ, January 2009 -- Jennifer Aniston

GQ Germany, March 2009 -- Heidi Klum

FHM Spain, March 2009 -- Paz Vega

GQ U.K., January 2009 -- Jessica Biel

Loaded, May 2009 -- Vikki Blows

GQ, November 2009 -- January Jones

Playboy, November 2009 -- Alina Puscau in the alternative cover (vs. Marge Simpson)

Vanity Fair, January 2009 -- Tina Fey

Ralph, February 2009 -- Joanna and Marta Krupa

Vanity Fair, May 2009 -- Gisele Bündchen

Vanity Fair, September 2009 -- Farrah Fawcett

VF, November 2009 -- Penelope Cruz