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The 25-year-old model and actress graces the cover of the latest issue in a show-stopping desert shoot.
Kate succeeds last year's winner Hailey Baldwin to the coveted title. Previously it's been held by the likes of supermodel Stella Maxwell and pop sensation Taylor Swift.
After being told of her victory, Kate told Maxim: "You know, I work really hard on myself - on feeling good, working out, being strong.
"Being number one on the Hot 100 is a little reward for all of the hard work."
Kate went on to describe travelling to Israel for the Maxim shoot as "one of my bucket-list trips."
Despite starring opposite esteemed acting talent such as Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in 2014's The Other Woman, Kate is hesitant of being "typecast" in her next Hollywood roles.
She explained: "It's not an easy industry, and it's very easy for someone like me to be typecast. I definitely don't want to play the same role over and over again.
"I'm really waiting for my tole that I'm able to be the best in."
Maxim’s Hot 100 party will take place on July 21 at the Hollywood Palladium and will be produced by Lagardère Sports & Entertainment and Rooftop2 Productions.
The July issue of Maxim will hit shelves later this month when the rest of the Hot 100 will be unveiled.
Kate's modelling career began after she was scouted at the age of 12 while leaving a horse show in Florida.
She told Maxim: "I was a horseback rider, so growing up around the barn, you don't really think of yourself being in the fashion industry."
Kate wed her longtime boyfriend, baseball player Justin Verlander, last year in an intimate ceremony in the Italian countryside.