Yes, it's already 2009, but it's never too late to ogle -- or appreciate -- the most scintillating magazine covers that graced newsstands over the last 12 months. Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but some of these covers feel like they're worth a million bucks. Check out our picks for the hottest headliners of the year.

Hottest Magazine Covers

    MEGAN FOX GQ

    This just in: Megan Fox is sexy. GQ reminds us of that with this stark-but-satisfying image of La Fox in an overworked string bikini as she licks her luscious lips on a festive red background. No, we will not behave.

    GQ

    OLGA KURYLENKO

    Ukrainian model and actress Olga Kurylenko has legs, and she knows how to use them, namely, to kick a lot of ass in the latest Bond film, Quantum Of Solace. Her cover statement in December's German Maxim has left us both shaken and stirred.

    Maxim

    PHOEMELA BARANDA

    Phoe-la who-la? Never you mind about the pronunciation. Just know that Phoe is a TV spokesmodel and news presenter in the Philippines who stands topless and proud before you on the August 2008 cover of Maxim (Philippines). Phoe-ly moly!

    Maxim

    PUSSYCAT DOLLS

    The Pussycat Dolls turned up on the October cover of Blender wearing only underwear. Then we woke up. And they were still wearing only their underwear. Thank you, god.

    Blender

    RACHEL BILSON

    Sweet, sexy Rachel Bilson has always been one of our favorite hotties, and yet, here she is on GQ, saluting us. No, no, Rachel, we salute you.

    GQ

    RIHANNA

    Hey, Rihanna, remember when you said we could stand under your umbrella? Like, 500 times? We're ready to do that now, please. Thank you. (From FHM Germany.)

    FHM

    STACY FERGUSON (FERGIE)

    What can we say about Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson that she hasn't already said much better in her song, "Fergalicious"? "Fergalicious, definition/Make them boys go loco/They want my treasure/So they get their pleasures from my photo." Yes, we do, and this one from Australia's Ralph magazine is making us muy loco.

    Ralph

    STACY KEIBLER

    She's been called "the weapon of mass seduction," and with 42-inch legs on a 5'11" frame, a dancer's body and a background in professional wrestling, Stacy Keibler is the kind of weapon that could beat you silly. But you'd like that, wouldn't you?

    Maxim

    ADRIANA LIMA

    Ever wish you were a palm frond? Neither did we, until we spotted Brazilian supermodel, Victoria's Secret standout and self-proclaimed virgin (!) Adriana Lima on the cover of last April's GQ.

    GQ

    AMBER HEARD

    We confess we hadn't Heard of Amber until we saw this Maxim cover last August. That's when we made two decisions: 1) See Pineapple Express; 2) Listen better.

    Maxim