Click on the "see her gallery link" below Amanda Knox's plaintive image on "Maxim's Hot 100: The Definitive List of the World's Most Beautiful Women" and you can look at additional pictures of her in handcuffs, crying, and being shielded from photographers by her family. Unlike the other bikini-clad actresses and models who decorate the list, the "hottest" thing Knox is wearing is a cozy blue cabled sweater.
Presumably, what the editors find so titillating about Knox is their own "Caged Heat" fantasy of chicks behind bars. "Foxy Knoxy's murder rap was overturned after she spent four years in a hardcore Italian prison," writes Maxim. "We're guessing she hasn't hit the Olive Garden since coming back." For Knox, who was initially demonized by the world media and lost years of her youth to the ordeal, the experience most certainly was hardcore, but not in the way Maxim salaciously hints.