Eva Longoria has been named Maxim's Woman of the Year.

"She was the sexiest suburbanite in history on 'Desperate Housewives', and now she's a big shot producer, a savvy businesswoman, and our 2014 Woman of the Year," Maxim said. "Is there anything Eva Longoria can't do?"

The 38-year-old actress feels proud to grace the cover of the men's magazine.

"It's especially awesome after how long it's been since my first cover," Longoria said. "I've had a beautiful relationship with Maxim over all these years ... When someone sees the cover of this issue, they're going to say, '¡Que rico!' ... Say it when something is really good."

Although Longoria brings the heat to Maxim's January/February cover, she also brings the heat in the kitchen.

"One thing people are usually surprised about when they get to know me is how domestic I am," she explained. "So when you see the sexy Maxim cover and then you put it against me in an apron with flour in my hair, it takes a moment to reconcile that image."

The Texas native is of Tejano background and spent her time in high school exploring her various interests before settling on an acting career.

"Back in high school I really was the chameleon, too," Longoria said. "I got along with the honors math club, then I would go to cheerleading practice, and then I was a band geek as well."

Refusing to be a one-trick pony, Longoria has done plenty since Desperate Housewives ended its eight season run in 2012. In May, Longoria earned a Master's Degree in Chicano Studies from California State University.

"I feel like the definition of sexy constantly changes," the educated star said.

Longoria is currently filming Refugio, where she will play Angela. She is dating Jose "Pepe" Antonio Baston, president of Televisa.