Teyana Taylor crowned Maxim’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ becoming first Black woman to top Hot 100 list: ‘Pinch me’

Teyana Taylor made history on Monday when she was announced by Maxim as the publication’s “Sexiest Woman Alive.”

The “retired” R&B singer and overall fashion and lifestyle magnate, 30, shared the news that she was crowned as the honoree in a lengthy Instagram post explaining the magnitude of topping the 2021 Hot 100 list as the publication’s first-ever Black recipient that also brings with it a lifetime of bragging rights.

“Somebody pinch me!!!!” wrote Taylor, whose career has been an enigma since her mid-teens as Taylor has had her hand in everything from music, television and film, fashion, and is also a highly sought after choreographer and video director.

“As an entrepreneur, wife, a busy mother of two & working behind the lens in my director bag I tend to hide behind my sweats & vintage tees, My ‘Spike Tey’ glasses, and whatever hairstyle I’ve mustered up that day,” Taylor explained on Monday. “So as you can see I don’t have much time to be and feel sexy. This particular day was dope because it made me see another side of myself.”