In case you didn’t hear, Castle’s Stana Katic is one of many foxy ladies up for a spot on Maxim magazine’s 2013 Hot 100 List. While there are many ladies out there worthy of this honor, we have three good reasons why our Stana should definitely make the cut.

1. She plays badass characters in film and TV.

If you’re not familiar with Stana’s acting creds, then you should be. She’s been on everything from Heroes to 24, playing hot militant chicks, much like her character Kate Beckett on Castle. Some of her latest roles include assassin (and former Bruce Wayne flame) Talia al Ghul in the video game Batman: Arkham City, rocker chick Genya Ravan in the upcoming film CBGB, and ball-buster Lois Lane in the animated movie Superman: Unbound. Playing badass characters? Sexy.

2. She writes music and can sing. 

Whoa. Not only can Stana act, but she can write and sing songs. Stana wrote the lyrics to the song “Hey Blue Eyes” that she performed for fans at the 51st Zlin Film Festival back in 2011. Acting, singing, and songwriting? That’s sexy. 

3. She’s about being green. 

And we don’t mean in the way of painting herself in green body paint (even though many may enjoy seeing that!). Stana has a strong interest in environmental issues and even started the Alternative Travel Project alongside co-star Seamus Dever. The mission is to make the world a more environmentally conscious place by using modes of transportation that reduce hazardous pollutants. A woman who cares about her ecosystem is always sexy. 

Last but not least, our (unofficial) fourth reason why she should make the list is apparent — she’s sexy! We mean, how many women can convincingly mix sex appeal with a no-nonsense attitude? Exactly.So what are you waiting for? Vote for her now!