Eva Longoria has been named Maxim’s 2014 Woman of the Year -- and the year is only a week old!

The 38-year-old actress, who graces the magazine’s January-February cover, says the honor is "especially awesome after how long it’s been since my first cover... When someone sees the cover of this issue, they're going to say, '¡Que rico!'... Say it when something is really good."

But she insists she isn't just another pretty face. Eva, who received her master's degree in 2013, postponed her Maxim interview so she could finish her thesis.