In Australia, the 56-year-old ex-footballer entered the top 100 hottest women. Photo
Former Australian rugby league football player and coach Danielle Dean (formerly Dean) Laidley has been named one of the top 100 hottest women in Australia in 2023 by the local publication MAXIM. The 56-year-old Dean, being a biological male, took the 92nd position in the ranking. The first place was taken by Margot Robbie, actress and star of Suicide Squad and Barbie, a biological woman.
Laidley has played 151 games in the Australian Football League (AFL). From 2003 to 2009, he was a coach at North Melbourne.
In 2020, Laidley, who had already begun his transgender transition, was arrested with 0.43 grams of methamphetamine. The police provided the media with a photo of the detainee, who already looked like a woman.
This came as a real shock to Laidley's wife and three children.
After the divorce, the ex-footballer began living with a new lover (a biological woman) whom he had known since childhood.
MAXIM Australia's editor-in-chief Santi Pintado called the top 100 "an annual, eclectic and comprehensive list of Australian women who have made an impression, made headlines or simply had an impressive year," adding, "There have been many beautiful and incredible women who have impressed us with their abilities, intelligence, humor and other talents over the past 12 months."
While Margot Robbie tops the list of Australia's 100 Hottest Women for another year, many online have expressed outrage at the inclusion of trans woman Danielle Laidley.
"#92 of the 100 hottest 'women' in the world according to Maxim magazine in Australia. How did we get to the point where companies/institutions/publications can do this without fear of backlash?" wrote Riley Gaines, a former NCAA executive and critic of transgender ideology, on the social network X (formerly Twitter).
Many other commentators criticized MAXIM for the deterioration in the quality of the rankings.
"Now even MAXIM has woken up..." - wrote Fox News correspondent Joe Concha.
"MAXIM doesn't know what 'hot' means or what a woman is," wrote radio host Dana Loesch.
"The only shock is that MAXIM still exists," wrote Townhall columnist Derek Hunter. "It is expected to be run by left-wing girls/boys."