LOS ANGELES - Will Paulina Gretzky make the Hot 100 list?
Word is Maxim magazine researchers are compiling information on The Great One's daughter to see if they should include her in their best-selling issue of the year, Maxim's Hot 100.
Former luminaries include Avril Lavigne, Estella Warren, Eva Mendez, Mila Kunis and Nicole Scherzinger.
The issue, which is usually published in May, chooses sexy girls who have made some sort of splash over the past year.
Paulina, 22, and the incident with the racy Twitter photos -- and subsequent finger wagging from conservative Papa Gretzky -- fits the bill.
She's also tall, statuesque, a natural blond, athletic -- and really pretty.
Maxim editor-in-chief Dan Bova would not return calls seeking comment on the matter. But word is he's leaning toward including the hockey legend's daughter in the issue because a) she's a good fit and b) it would generate media buzz for the issue.
Since Paulina removed her naughty photos in late November from her Twitter account -- after the alleged blow-out with dad -- her popularity has soared.
The sauciest of the photos went viral on the Internet and are being reproduced by hundreds, if not thousands, of bloggers and online magazines.
More interesting is that Paulina's Twitter account, which had about 25,000 followers two weeks ago, now has about 60,000 followers.Those are some impressive numbers, especially given the fact she has only tweeted once in two weeks.
Paulina has readily admitted she put the photos on herself to help kickstart her modelling career.
Planned or not, the incident with dad is finally putting her on the map.
Dalia MacPhee, a Vancouver-based fashion designer and an A-list Hollywood stylist, says Canadians are naturally enamoured with Paulina, since she's the Great One's daughter.
But, in Hollywood, it's not so simple.
"Gretzky is just one of a million famous people who has a daughter who wants to model. Money is tight right now, and the name only gets you so far."
In order to "make it," MacPhee suggests Gretzky immediately start dressing a little classier.
"You have one second to make an impression, and she's made hers. In a way, she's branded by those racy photos because she can't take them back."
The good news, says MacPhee, is Gretzky is young and Hollywood loves a good comeback story.
"She's 22 years old and has every right to act like a 22 year old, so it's still early enough to make some positive changes."
MacPhee advises Gretzky to act quickly.
"She could turn this around by Christmas. "If it were up to me, I'd polish her up, cover her up a little bit more, put her in some beautiful eye-catching and serious wear.
"I'd get her on the guest list of every high-profile Hollywood premiere. The media would love to see her! All she needs to say is, 'Oops, it's done, but I'm a classier girl now!'
"She needs to show them that she's not just Wayne Gretzky's daughter, but that she's serious in her own right and that she looks so good and so classy that she starts making the best-dressed lists."
With her Twitter following and the buzz around her, expect to hear a lot more from Paulina Gretzky in the upcoming year.