The Maxim Hot 100 party celebrated some of the world’s most beautiful women, but Nick Cannon was coy about the sexiest lady in his own life during the soiree at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The 35-year-old TV personality has recently been linked to TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, but he hesitated before playing it safe when asked who he currently considers his number one hottie.
“I’m going to go with the number one lady tonight -- Stella!’’ Cannon told ET, referring to model Stella Maxwell, who topped the magazine’s annual Hot 100 list. “That’s who I’m going to go with.”
While there was no shortage of stunning women at the star-studded party, the America’s Got Talent host added that he believes true beauty stems from inner confidence.
In fact, he hopes to instill those values in his 5-year-old daughter, Monroe, as she gets older, when he'll try to explain to her what's "hot."
“It’s just about self-esteem,” he said. “It’s about understanding who you are and your own culture.”
Cannon, who shares Monroe and her twin brother, Moroccan, with ex-wife Mariah Carey, played an opening DJ set for Iggy Azalea at the event, where he was joined by Amber Rose, Russell Simmons, Nicole Murphy, Too Short and Courtney Sixx.
But it was Spice Girl Mel B and husband Stephen Belafonte who ruled the red carpet, looking absolutely adorable as they enjoyed a night off from their three children.
Inside, the cute couple were seen holding hands and snapping selfies at a VIP booth, with Mel looking amazing in a sexy red dress with a revealing hip-high split.
See what Cannon had to say about the rumors that he’s dating Chilli in the video below.