The Hottest New WAGs and Sexiest Ex-WAGs of 2012
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WAG nation is a revolving door of beauty. Models, socialites and even aspiring housewives have all entered, conquered and eventually tarnished the hearts of athletes around the world.
With the summer of 2012 coming to a close, and the cold months before 2013 nearing even closer, it's time to recap the year thus far. We've got new women to highlight and ex-WAGs to dwell over.
The departure of every ex wife-and-girlfriend brings a new glamorous gal ready to steal the spotlight from her accomplished beau into the sports scene. It's the nature of professional athletics.
Newton's law of WAG-ing: For every breakup, there is an equal and opposite hookup.
WAG We'll Miss: Ana Ivanovic
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Replacement WAG: Cheryl Burke
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New Beau: Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul
Qualifications: The first female professional to win Dancing with the Stars.
X-Factor: Hips of steel.
WAG We'll Miss: Emily Yuen
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Former Beau: Rumors swirl regarding Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and whether these high-school sweethearts are still an item.
Alleged Reason for Split: For all we know, they're still together.
Probable Reason for Split: “She’s the one, but I’m not ready.”
Replacement WAG: Jaime Edmondson
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New Beau: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria
Qualifications: A former Amazing Race contestant, Miami Dolphins Cheerleader and Playboy Playmate.
X-Factor: She knows sports, in fact she blogs it.
WAG We'll Miss: Kim Kardashian
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Former Beau: Nets forward Kris Humphries
Alleged Reason for Split: Kardashian didn't want to move to Minnesota.
Probable Reason for Split: It was never real to begin with.
Reaction: She's hogged the WAG world for so long now, we don't know what to do with ourselves. Freedom feels good.
Replacement WAG: Lauren Tannehill
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New Beau: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill
Qualifications: Scorching model, likes Cuban food.
X-Factor: She's already mastered the photo shoot.
WAG We'll Miss: Vanessa Bryant
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Replacement WAG: Letoya Luckett
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New Beau: Thunder forward Kevin Durant
Qualifications: Original member of Destiny's Child, must be friends with Beyonce.
X-Factor: She has Luck in her name.
WAG We'll Miss: Bibi Jones
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Former Beau: Ok so maybe they weren't "together", but Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's Kodak moment with Jones spread faster than stampeding wildebeest across the grasslands of East Africa.
Alleged Reason for Split: Like we said, never together, but photo session must've gotten boring.
Probable Reason for Split: Gronk wouldn't stop dancing?
Reaction: Once again, these two were never an item, but certainly a buzz-worthy tandem.
Replacement WAG: Jenny McCarthy
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New Beau: Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher
Qualifications: She's Jenny McCarthy.
X-Factor: "My goal is to be Goldie Hawn. Or Lucille Ball. To make people laugh. To be a legend, you know." Admirable.
WAG We'll Miss: Shannon James
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Former Beau: Giants outfielder Hunter Pence
Alleged Reason for Breakup: Unclear, but we can only assume he was ready for his next model blond (see breakup with Lindsay Slott).
Probable Reason for Breakup: James got bored of grown men salivating over her boyfriend.
Reaction: 658 strikeouts on the field, none away from it. Touche.
Replacement WAG: Ciara Price
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New Beau: Bruins winger Tyler Seguin
Qualifications: Playboy’s Miss November 2011.
X-Factor: The Price is Right.
WAG We'll Miss: Dominique Piek
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Replacement WAG: Lisalla Montenegro
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New Beau: of course Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson
Qualifications: Brazilian model with a 33-24-34 body
X-Factor: What about all that one in a million talk (a.k.a. all that "needing to make baseball first priority" babble).
WAG We'll Miss: Olivia Munn
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Replacement WAG: Eva Longoria
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New Beau: Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez
Qualifications: Desperate Housewife, former WAG with a heart of gold.
X-Factor: Street credibility.
WAG We'll Miss: Sara Tommasi
Former Beau: Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli
Alleged Reason for Split: Unclear, his craziness perhaps?
Probable Reason for Split: Balotelli sensed she might strip down in protest against bank power.
Reaction: Super Mario may have made a mistake here.
Replacement WAG: Megan Rossee
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New Beau: Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps
Qualifications: Model, former Lyon soccer player, likes ground beef.
X-Factor: Her greatest tweet, "Shredded beef cures cancer... Something.that tastes this angelic has to..."
WAG We'll Miss: Minka Kelly
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Former Beau: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter
Alleged Reason for breakup: Minka's "blossoming career."
Probable Reason for breakup: Jeter prefers his mother's lasagna.
Reaction: On to the next one.