eva longoria maxim woman of the year 2014 Eva Longoria named Maxim's Woman of the Year for 2014Nearly a decade after her first Maxim cover, actress Eva Longoria is gracing the front page once again, as the men’s magazine has named her Woman of the Year for the January/February 2014 issue.

In the interview for her cover shoot, Longoria reveals (via People) that she finds this honor “especially awesome” considering how long it’s been since her first cover, which was the January 2005 issue.

“I’ve had a beautiful relationship with Maxim over all these years … When someone sees the cover of this issue, they’re going to say ‘¡Que rico!’ … Say it when something is really good,” says Longoria.

She also reveals in the interview that back in high school, she was quite the chameleon.

“I got along with the honors math club, then I would go to cheerleading practice, and then I was a band geek as well,” says the former “Desperate Housewives” star.

We could see that — Longoria did receive her master’s degree in Chicano studies last May.

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