When you're hot, you're hot. There aren't many other ways to put it. Whether it's surface-level looks or overall body of work, the hottest women of 2012 have impressed us thoroughly. This year we've been treated to everything a guy could every ask for: eye-popping GIFs, viral videos, titillating photo spreads, box office smashes, and No. 1 hits. And we're only halfway through the year.

Before we get ahead of ourselves and start looking forward to things that have yet to arrive, we'd like to point out the women who've made this year amazing already. From pop stars and actresses to rising icons, competition for the top spot is stiff, but we've narrowed it down to The 25 Hottest Women of 2012 (So Far). Enjoy.