The 100 Most Attractive Women in Sports Today

Zack PumerantzAnalyst IIIJune 26, 2012

The 100 Most Attractive Women in Sports Today

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    Enough with the breathtaking highlight reels, repetitive Tebow/LeBron debates and streaker recordings, let's focus on the backbone of the athletic domain. Or rather, the wind beneath its wings...

    The beautiful women of sports.

    Far more than just beautiful works of art on the sidelines, behind the scenes or on the field, these ladies continue to display a passionate love for and knowledge of sports.

    Let's dig deeper and check out the 100 most attractive women in sports today.

    These gals keep the engine running, the motor rumbling and the fans roaring.

    Sports have never been so beautiful.

100. Caroline Wozniacki, Tennis

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    This glamorous Danish tennis player may just scrape the drinking age at 21 years old, but she's already got a World No. 1 ranking and 18 singles titles under her belt.

    Current No. 7 Caroline Wozniacki is the truth.

99. Heather Mitts, Soccer

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    As a two-time Olympic gold medalist and star defender for the Atlanta Beat, Heather Mitts may be slightly more accomplished than her backup quarterback husband, A.J. Feeley.

    But he's living the dream.

98. Logan Tom, Volleyball

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    Helping Team USA win a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was the highlight of a beautiful career for volleyball star Logan Tom.

97. Natalie Coughlin, Swimming

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    Eleven-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin has an award-winning smile that few can resist.

    Her opponents must despise it.

96. Dominika Cibulkova, Tennis

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    Reaching the semifinals of the 2009 French Open may be her career highlight, but you can bet Dominika Cibulkova will be back for revenge.

    Beating World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka this year was a solid start.

95. Jessica Ennis, Track and Field

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    The current British national record holder for both the heptathlon and the indoor pentathlon, Jessica Ennis is an established figure in the track and field business.

    And the beautiful Brit's got a new double title to add to her shelf.

94. Hope Solo, Soccer

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    The pride and joy of American soccer fanatics, goalie Hope Solo is a hard-nosed legend in the making.

    The net is in good hands.

93. Maria Verchenova, Golf

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    The first Russian to become a full-time member of the Ladies European Tour, Maria Verchenova continues to swing her way toward golfing immortality.

92. Jennifer Freeman, WAG

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    The blossoming hottie from My Wife and Kids married NBA guard Earl Watson back in 2009.

    She's now a veteran of the game.

91. Alicia Sacramone, Gymnastics

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    Ten world medals make Alicia Sacramone the most decorated American gymnast in the history of the World Championships.

    A classy demeanor makes her a legend.

90. Gretchen Bleiler, Snowboarding

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    Despite a disappointing performance at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, this half-pipe boarder is spoken about with the best to ever grace the snow.

89. Niki Gudex, Mountain Biking

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    An Australian mountain biker with a love for graphic design and modeling. A pure rebel.

88. Tanith Belbin, Figure Skating

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    This Canadian-American figure skater is a 2006 Olympic silver medalist, four-time World medalist, three-time Four Continents champion and five-time U.S. champion who now finds herself entrenched in a broadcasting career.

87. Stephanie Rice, Swimming

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    World record holder in the 400-meter women's individual medley. Potently photogenic.

86. Jennifer Hale, Journalist

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    A sideline reporter for the NFL on FOX and in New Orleans, Jennifer Hale is a breath of fresh journalism.

85. Becky Hammon, Basketball

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    Six-time All-Star guard on the San Antonio Silver Stars and a budding WNBA legend.

    As slick as they come.

84. Vera Zvonareva, Tennis

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    She now rests as the World No. 12, but there was a time when Russian tennis star Vera Zvonareva was the World No. 2.

    If her prestigious rankings get boring, she always has a bronze medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to admire.

83. Kimiko Zakreski, Snowboarding

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    This Canadian snowboarder earned her first World Cup podium on the 2008-09 FIS Snowboard World Cup tour.

    But we believe she was made for the warm weather.

82. Nastia Liukin, Gymnastics

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    Most recently known as the 2008 Olympic individual all-around champion, artistic gymnast Nastia Liukin can also be seen promoting Subway sandwiches with Michael Phelps and Jared Fogle.

81. Paula Creamer, Golf

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    The winner of the 2010 U.S. Women's Open, Paula Creamer is a prolific superstar on the green.

    This 25-year-old is only just getting started.

80. Maryeve Dufault, Auto Racing

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    She hasn't quite sparked the racing scene yet, but Maryeve Dufault already has a Miss Hawaiian Tropic International win in 2000 under her belt.

    Now she's just expanding the resume.

79. Lisa Dergan Podsednik, WAG

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    Playboy Playmate of the Month in July 1998, broadcaster, wife of base-stealing extraordinaire Scott Podsednik.

    Lisa Dergan Podsednik is an official entrepreneur.

78. Michelle Wie, Golf

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    Since becoming the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship at the tender age of 10, Michelle Wie has shadowed the golf game with her prowess.

77. Fatima Moreira De Melo, Field Hockey

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    In 191 international matches for the Dutch national team, this beautiful field hockey star has scored 30 times.

    But it's her poker face that has us intrigued.

76. Jessica Harbour, Ring Girl

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    Strikeforce Ring Girl Jessica Harbour is fast becoming a harbor for attention in the sports world.

75. Gina Carano, MMA

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    She may be currently more entrenched in the movie industry, but MMA star Gina Carano is always ready to break some clavicles.

74. Danica Patrick, Auto Racing

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    Some know her as the first woman to win an Indy car race (2008 Indy Japan 300), while others can only reminisce about her tempting GoDaddy commercials.

    Either way, Danica Patrick is a legend...no wait, a pioneer in the auto racing world.

73. Anastasia Luppova, Billiards

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    A two-time European champion in Russian pyramid, winner of the 2009 Miss Billiards competition and now a coach.

    Anastasia Luppova has mastered the art of hitting a cue ball.

72. Laure Boulleau, Soccer

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    This France defender plays for Paris Saint-Germain of the Division 1 Feminine, as well as the national team.

    Few strike such intense fear in their opponents.

71. Marta Menegatti, Volleyball

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    Ready to appear in her first Olympics at only 21 years old, volleyballer Marta Menegatti is expected to quickly become a household name.

    Nature seems to freeze when she's present.

70. Allyson Felix, Track and Field

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    As the only woman ever to be a three-time Athletics World Championship gold medalist in the 200-meter sprint, Allyson Felix has quite the reputation to maintain.

    Her recent tie was a slight shock.

69. Anna Rawson, Golf

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    This Australian sensation finds herself swinging on the LPGA Tour. Golf has never been so vibrant.

68. Sarah Hinton, WAG

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    After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL draft, Garrett Celek (younger brother of Eagles tight end Brent Celek) signed with the 49ers.

    And brought with him this beautiful masterpiece.

67. Sarah Brandner, WAG

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    German model. Girlfriend of footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger. Mysterious force.

66. Daniela Hantuchova, Tennis

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    This Slovakian tennis gal holds the No. 29 ranking in singles.

    Her focus can't be matched.

65. Samantha Steele, Journalist

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    A reporter and host for the Longhorn Network, often spotted on ESPN sidelines.

64. Sasha Cohen, Figure Skating

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    A three-time World Championship medalist figure skater and official beauty, Sasha Cohen continues her climb toward greatness.

63. Brittany Binger, WAG

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    The Playboy Playmate of the Month for June 2007 is now preparing to walk down the aisle with none other than Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore. What a transition.

62. Melanie Adams, Track and Field

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    This Aussie track star specializes in the pole vault. And in attracting cameras.

61. Kim Glass, Volleyball

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    In her first Olympic appearance (2008 Beijing Olympics), Kim Glass helped her American volleyball club win a silver medal.

    The 6'3" beauty has clearly taken her ability to new heights.

60. Gabrielle Union, WAG

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    The lovely lady behind Dwyane Wade is known for her bevy of movie appearances.

    Of them, 10 Things I Hate About You and Bad Boys II are the least nauseating.

59. Lolo Jones, Track and Field

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    Seemingly the Rashida Jones of the sports world, hurdling specialist Lolo Jones is a focused force on the track she so fiercely graces.

    She is the American record holder in the 60-meter hurdles. Enough said.

58. Georgie Thompson, Journalist

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    With a glamorous nature and the sexiest accent on earth, Sky Sports reporter Georgie Thompson constantly impresses her audience.

57. Aksana, Wrestling

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    With three medals in Bodybuilding Amateur World Championships, Aksana is perhaps the most talented beauty gracing the WWE rings.

56. Melanie Collins, Journalist

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    She's the anchor for Total College Sports and the girlfriend of NHLer Scottie Upshall. Melanie Collins is on her way.

55. Eve Torres, Wrestling

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    This professional wrestler was appointed as executive administrator of Raw and SmackDown this past April. She'll soon be running the WWE.

54. Maria Menounos, Journalist

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    The former Miss Massachusetts Teen USA has been seen covering the Super Bowl in a bikini, Tebow-ing with Tim Tebow and on Dancing with the Stars.

    Journalism at its finest.

53. Lindsey Vonn, Skiing

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    She's won 53 World Cup races and four overall World Championships during her iconic alpine skiing career. Lindsey Vonn has done it all.

    She's even been Tim Tebow's potential next girlfriend.

52. Ciara Price, WAG

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    After winning a Stanley Cup victory in his rookie year, young phenom Tyler Seguin secured Playboy Playmate Ciara Price as his better half. Precious.

51. Gisele Bundchen, WAG

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    This Brazilian fashion model is a Victoria's Secret legend and the wife of Tom Brady.

    She rules the gridiron.

50. Miesha Tate, MMA

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    She's the former Freestyle Cage Fighting Women's Bantamweight Champion with a silver medal at the FILA Grappling Championships.

    Mixed Martial Artist Miesha Tate is not to be messed with.

49. Sylvie Van Der Vaart, WAG

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    The wife of Dutch footballer Rafael van der Vaart has been on the scene for awhile now.

    And she's still attracting every surrounding eye.

48. Maria Kirilenko, Tennis

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    A Russian tennis player with a career-high ranking of No. 16, Maria Kirilenko now finds herself in the WAG role with hockey star Alexander Ovechkin.

47. Lauren Tannehill, WAG

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    Ryan Tannehill's elegant wife is quickly becoming the No. 1 reason to watch the Dolphins on Hard Knocks this coming August.

    And she knows it.

46. Ines Sainz, Journalist

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    One of Mexico's most illustrious sports reporters, Azteca Deportes beauty Ines Sainz can rarely avoid attention.

    Just ask the New York Jets.

45. Darya Klishina, Track and Field

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    Russian long jumper who holds the junior record of 7.03 meters. A breathtaking blonde.

44. Charissa Thompson, Journalist

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    The sexy replacement for Michelle Beadle on SportsNation, ESPN's Charissa Thompson is a tough cookie to crumble. She can clearly handle the pressure.

43. Shana Hiatt, Poker

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    We expect the former host of Poker After Dark and the National Heads-Up Poker Championship  to be currently perusing tables around the world.

42. Millie Clode, Journalist

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    This elegant presenter has worked for Sky Sports News since January of 2006.

    She's impressed us from day one.

41. Shantel Jackson, WAG

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    Fiancee of the arrogant force that is Floyd Mayweather Jr. and a blossoming model, Shantel Jackson has only just gotten started in the sports world.

    This time, Miss Jackson is for real.

40. Hayden Panettiere, WAG

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    Most of us remember her as Sheryl Yoast from Remember the Titans, but Hayden Panettiere is now the lovely girlfriend of receiver Scotty McKnight.

    A fairytale ending.

39. Mercedes Terrell, Ring Girl

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    A Bellator Ring Girl who was made for the spotlight, Mercedes Terrell also possesses the sexiest name in sports.

38. Lara Alvarez, Journalist

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    Word has it that Spanish reporter Lara Alvarez is dating Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.

    Some have even begun calling her the "new Sara Carbonero."

37. Jaime Edmondson, WAG

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    From Playboy Playmate of the Month for January 2010 to MLB girlfriend. Jaime Edmondson seems to be enjoying the role as Evan Longoria's other half.

36. Giorgia Palmas, WAG

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    This Italian television personality and model is the lovely other half of footballer Davide Bombardini. 

    She's fearless on camera.

35. Larissa Riquelme, Super Fan

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    First spotted cheering on her beloved Paraguay at the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a Nokia cell phone eloquently placed in her cleavage, model Larissa Riquelme now finds herself passionately dominating the entire sports network.

34. Rima Fakih, WAG

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    The 2010 Miss USA is known around the sports domain as the jaw-dropping girlfriend of pitcher Ricky Romero.

    But the tough-nosed Rima Fakih now finds herself pursuing a career in wrestling. How fitting.

33. Candace Parker, Basketball

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    The first woman to dunk in a NCAA tournament game, current Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker is a potent force on the hardwood.

32. Federica Nargi, WAG

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    Italian television presenter, girlfriend of Juventus striker Alessandro Matri, future WAG legend.

    Federica Nargi can't be matched.

31. Lena Gercke, WAG

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    This established model has been dating Real Madrid footballer Sami Khedira since last year.

    But it was her victory in the first season of Germany's Next Top Model that sparked a prosperous career.

30. Jenn Brown, Journalist

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    From cute softballer at Florida to respected ESPN reporter, Jenn Brown has traveled quite the road to sports greatness.

29. Shakira, WAG

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    The highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, two-time Grammy winner Shakira can now be found in the FC Barcelona stands cheering on boyfriend Gerard Pique.

28. Anastasia Ashley, Surfing

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    Few surfers garner more attention than the beautiful Anastasia Ashley.

    And few have better names.

27. Erin Andrews, Journalist

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    She's the co-host of College GameDay, a contributor on Good Morning America and a sports icon.

    We've yet to forget about the delightful Erin Andrews.

26. Brooklyn Decker, WAG

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    The wife of moody tennis star Andy Roddick. A professional looker.

25. Leryn Franco, Track and Field

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    This Paraguayan model specializes in the renowned javelin toss. Her breathtaking career features a memorable appearance in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

24. Diana Roberts, WAG

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    With every passing baseball season that Brian Roberts occupies second base for the Orioles, the rest of the sports world gets one more chance to enjoy his beautiful wife, Diana.

    She's as classy as they come.

23. Irina Shayk, WAG

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    From starring in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue since 2007 to dating perhaps the most discussed footballer in the world (Cristiano Ronaldo of course), Russian model Irina Shayk continues to build upon her brilliant success. 

    She's even been seen engaging in Twitter war.

22. Maria Sharapova, Tennis

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    Five World No. 1 rankings, seven Grand Slam finals appearances, a feature in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue...there's little Maria Sharapova hasn't done.

    And at 25, she's only scraped the edge of stardom.

21. Larisa Fraser, WAG

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    This lingerie model eclipses the MVP Award as Ryan Braun's greatest achievement.

20. Kiira Korpi, Figure Skating

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    Finnish figure skater Kiira Korpi is a three-time European medalist who seems just as focused on perfecting Marilyn Monroe portraits as she does with smiling.

19. Coleen Rooney, WAG

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    Socialite, wife of England footballer Wayne Rooney, natural spark plug.

    Coleen Rooney is a pioneer.

18. Sara Carbonero, Journalist

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    Few sports journalists naturally demand attention like the exotic Sara Carbonero.

    Kissing her boyfriend, Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas, on live television certainly got the crowd in a frenzy.

17. Erica Hosseini, Surfing

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    Professional surfer with a down-to-earth demeanor and killer socks.

16. Zaira Nara, WAG

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    From Uruguayan footballer Diego Forlan to tennis star Juan Monaco, Argentine model Zaira Nara continues to fill every crevice of WAG-dom.

15. Michelle Waterson, MMA

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    Black Belt in American Free Style Karate, budding MMA star and scorching model. Michelle Waterson can't be beaten.

14. Brittney Palmer, Ring Girl

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    This beautiful ring girl is the best of many reasons to love the UFC.

13. Katsia Zingarevich, WAG

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    Ford's Supermodel of the World in 2006, Katsia Zingarevich now finds herself comforting Russian tycoon husband and new Reading owner Anton Zingarevich on his path to the Premier League.

12. Ana Ivanovic, Tennis

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    Former No. 1 Serbian tennis player with a uniquely-exotic flow.

11. Kate Upton, Super Model

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    If it wasn't for her alleged relationship with Mark Sanchez and her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, jaw-dropping model Kate Upton would have no association with the sports world.

    "If" the key word.

10. Marisol Gonzalez, Journalist

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    After competing in Miss Universe 2003, Marisol Gonzalez took her beauty to the sports reporting scene and joined Televisas Deportes.

9. Adriana Lima, WAG

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    This Victoria's Secret star continues to keep former journeyman NBA baller husband Marko Jaric relevant.

    Few models have mastered the art of beauty like Adriana Lima.

8. Christina Vukicevic, Track and Field

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    Norwegian hurdler who holds the 60-meter record of 7.92 seconds. A tendency to engage crowds.

7. Alex Morgan, Soccer

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    Once the youngest player on the USA's roster at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

    Now a crafty veteran.

6. Beyonce Knowles, WAG

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    The first non-model and non-athlete woman to pose on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (2007), Beyonce Knowles is a rare breed of breathtaking. 

    And with husband Jay-Z owning part of the Brooklyn-bound Nets, we can finally associate the former Destiny's Child with sports for good.

5. Malia Jones, Surfing

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    World-class surfer, elite model, exotic beauty. Malia Jones is a force to be reckoned with.

4. Natalie Suliman, WAG

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    This exotic model makes every day a dream for English footballer boyfriend Kieran Richardson.

3. Alana Blanchard, Surfing

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    Among the best surfers in the world, Alana Blanchard is always one with the beach. Few grace the sand better.

2. Abbey Clancy, WAG

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    British lingerie model Abbey Clancy and her lanky footballing husband Peter Crouch are only slightly different in nature.

    Crouch is known for his robotic dancing. Clancy for her breathtaking stare.

1. Arianny Celeste, Ring Girl

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    The most renowned UFC Octagon girl in history it seems continues to approach greatness with just a calm smile and intense glare.

    A legend.