When most of us think of Maxim, we envision “hotness”-focused coverage of women, busty babes in compromised positions, and sexed-up cover lines that promise to change men’s love lives for good. But the magazine’s first-ever female editor in chief, Kate Lanphear, has quite a different vision.
"There was no one else in the world more badass than Idris," she told Racked of the decision. "For me, he was really the perfect embodiment of what I think the new Maxim man is. He’s multi-dimensional, he’s complex, he’s sophisticated, but he’s down to earth."
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