101 Most Beautiful People in Sports

Amber LeeSports Lists Lead WriterAugust 23, 2013

101 Most Beautiful People in Sports

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    Let's be clear—it's not like athletes are at any disadvantage in life.

    They can do things physically that most humans cannot. The best athletes are at the top of the high school pecking order and don't pay for college...at least for the time they're there.

    Despite this stratification between athlete and non-athlete, there is another layer: Great athletes who are also amazing examples of the human species. These are gorgeous human beings who also rock your world when it comes to their physical prowess.  

    Some people have it all—and the next 101 people are among them!

101. Erica Hosseini

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    Name: Erica Hosseini

    Age: 26

    Country: United States

    Erica Hosseini started surfing when she was 11 years old and, just three years later, became the youngest surfer ever to reach the finals of an Association of Surfing Professionals event. She placed second in the 2002 Fosters Cup at age 14.

100. Daniela Hantuchová

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    Name: Daniela Hantuchova

    Age: 30

    Country: Slovakia

    Daniela Hantuchova had a lot of success early in her tennis career playing doubles—particularly mixed doubles, in which she won four Grand Slams. She never reached that level in her singles play, having never been close to winning a Grand Slam and achieving her highest WTA ranking back in January of 2003. Most recently she was defeated at the New Haven Open in August 2013.

    Name: Daniela Hantuchová Age: 30
    Country: Slovakia

    Daniela Hantuchová had a lot of success early in her tennis career playing doubles—particularly mixed doubles, in which she won four Grand Slams. She never reached that level in her singles play, having never been close to winning a Grand Slam and achieving her highest WTA ranking back in January of 2003. Most recently she was defeated at the New Haven Open in August 2013.

99. Kasey Kahne

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    Name: Kasey Kahne

    Age: 33

    Country: United States

    Cutie Kasey Kahne races for Hendrick Motorsports and drives the No. 5 Chevy in the Sprint Cup Series, as well as limited races in the Nationwide Series. To date in the Sprint Cup Series he's got 16 wins, 26 poles and is closing in on 150 top-10 finishes.

98. Lindsay Perry

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    Name: Lindsay Perry

    Age: 24

    Country: United States

    Lindsay Perry is a singer, model and surfer who is sponsored by Billabong US. She's a native of Satellite Beach, Fla., and has traveled the world as a surfer.

97. Lara Gut

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    Name: Lara Gut

    Age: 22

    Country: Switzerland

    Swiss beauty Lara Gut is an alpine ski racer who has won three silver medals in international competition since 2009. She missed much of the last few years recovering from a hip injury, but has been faring very well in races since late last year.

96. Braxton Miller

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    Name: Braxton Miller

    Age: 20

    Country: United States

    Braxton Miller is going into his third year as the starting quarterback for Ohio State. In 2012 the undefeated Buckeyes were largely dismissed because of a postseason ban stemming from NCAA sanctions incurred under former coach Jim Tressel. That won't be the case this year—Miller will start the season as the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.

95. Mallory Blackwelder

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    Name: Mallory Blackwelder

    Age: 26

    Country: United States

    Mallory Blackwelder has been competing on the LPGA's Symetra Tour since 2010. In 2011 she appeared on the Golf Channel reality show, The Big Break Ireland.

94. Charissa Thompson

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    Name: Charissa Thompson

    Age: 31

    Country: United States

    Charissa Thompson is a sportscaster and host who joined Fox Sports 1 in June and has worked on numerous sports programs on ESPN and Fox—notably, replacing SportsNation co-host Michelle Beadle in July 2012. More recently she fled ESPN to take up with Fox again.

93. Maryeve Dufault

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    Name: Maryeve Dufault

    Age: 31

    Country: Canada

    Maryeve DuFault is trying to do what Danica Patrick has deftly pulled off as a female stock car racer breaking barriers—she moved from her native Canada to Mooresville, N.C., to pursue her dream as a NASCAR racer. So far...so good.

92. Yelena Isinbayeva

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    Name: Yelena Isinbayeva

    Age: 31

    Country: Russia

    Pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva is a three-time Olympic medalist—she won gold in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 and took bronze at the 2012 Olympics in London. Recently she's attracted a lot of attention for defending Russian's ridiculous anti-gay laws. Isinbayeva just won her third world title and still holds the world record.  

91. Colin Kaepernick

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    Name: Colin Kaepernick

    Age: 25

    Country: United States

    Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick ran the innovative Pistol offense at the University of Nevada. A gifted athlete, Kaepernick was considered a raw prospect before taking over for former first-round pick Alex Smith (now with the Chiefs) in the middle of the 2012 NFL season. In his first season as a starter, Kaepernick led the 49ers to the Super Bowl, coming up just short against the Ravens.

90. Hannah Teter

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    Name: Hannah Teter

    Age: 26

    Country: United States

    American snowboarder Hannah Teter won gold in the halfpipe at the 2006 Olympics in Turin and silver at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. She has been competing in superpipe at the X Games for over a decade, most recently winning bronze in 2012. Teter was one of the delightful snow bunnies featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's salute to Winter Olympians in 2010.

89. Dylan and Dakota Gonzalez

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    Name: Dylan and Dakota Gonzalez

    Age: 18

    Country: United States

    Twin sisters Dylan and Dakota Gonzalez first got noticed as charismatic high school basketball stars and will make their women’s college basketball debut this fall with the Kansas Jayhawks. Their mother, Angie Snider, is a former Jayhawks basketball star herself. And if a quick view of their Instagram told me anything, it's that these two are going to be stars as well.

88. Sierra Blair-Coyle

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    Name: Sierra Blair-Coyle

    Age: 19

    Country: United States

    Sierra Blair-Coyle is a professional rock climber and a junior at Arizona State University. She was recently named an Outdoor Fitness ambassador by Roxy.

87. Erin Andrews

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    Name: Erin Andrews

    Age: 35

    Country: United States

    Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews currently hosts Fox College Football on Fox Sports, which she joined in 2012 after an eight-year stint as a reporter for ESPN. She and Charissa Thompson have been attracting some serious attention with their recent promotional video.

86. Cam Newton

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    Name: Cam Newton

    Age: 24

    Country: United States

    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's one and only season with the Auburn Tigers was one for the ages. As a dual threat behind center, he single-handedly dismantled the SEC's defenses en route to the team's victory over the Oregon Ducks in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game.

    Drafted No. 1 overall by the Panthers in 2010, Newton broke Peyton Manning's rookie record for passing yards and claimed both offensive and overall Rookie of the Year honors.   

85. Meghan Hardin

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    Name: Meghan Hardin

    Age: 21

    Country: United States

    The 17th season of the Golf Channel reality show, Big Break, kicked off in 2012 and featured the vivacious Meghan Hardin, an aspiring pro golfer who played collegiate golf at Palomar College. Finally you have a reason to watch women's golf.

84. Ana Ivanovic

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    Name: Ana Ivanovic

    Age: 25

    Country: Serbia

    After winning the French Open at the age of 20, Serbian tennis goddess Ana Ivanovic was ranked No. 1 in the world by the WTA in 2008. She is currently ranked No. 14 in the world and has yet to win another Grand Slam.

83. Sage Erickson

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    Name: Sage Erickson

    Age: 23

    Country: United States

    Sage Erickson is a California girl who was the Association of Surfing Professionals' No. 1-ranked female surfer in 2012. She's dropped down to No. 11 this year, but that certainly hasn't hurt her in terms of sponsors.

82. Mark Sanchez

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    Name: Mark Sanchez

    Age: 26

    Country: United States

    It's a good thing embattled Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez looks so good with a frown, because if Geno Smith has his way, the Sanchize will be out of a starting job in a matter of weeks. At least he'll look pretty while holding that clipboard.

81. Jessica Gysin

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    Name: Jessica Gysin

    Age: 27

    Country: United States

    University of Southern California alumnus Jessica Gysin is a professional beach volleyball player who finished her six-year collegiate career as an all-conference player for the Trojans. Better late than never.

     

80. Serena Williams

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    Name: Serena Williams

    Age: 31

    Country: United States

    American tennis legend Serena Williams first achieved the WTA's No. 1 ranking at the age of 20 in the summer of 2002. A decade and 16 Grand Slams later, she remains the No. 1 tennis player in the world. Of course she didn't hang onto that ranking the entire time, but she may as well have.

79. Lindsey Vonn

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    Name: Lindsey Vonn      

    Age: 28 

    Country: United States

    U.S. Olympic alpine skier Lindsey Vonn won a gold in the downhill event and a bronze in the Super-G at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. Considered one of the top female alpine skiers in the world, she’s made more headlines recently as Tiger Woods’ girlfriend.

78. Tyson Chandler

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    Name: Tyson Chandler

    Age: 30

    Country: United States

    Knicks center Tyson Chandler was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 and named an All-Star for the first time in his career in 2013. Prior to signing with New York he was a member of the NBA champion Mavericks team in 2010-11. A known fashion monger, Chandler won a gold medal to accessorize his many capes with at the 2012 Olympics in London.

77. Bella Twins

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    Name: Bella Twins

    Age: 29

    Country: United States

    Brianna Garcia-Colace and Nicole Garcia-Colace—known on WWE as The Bella Twins—are..well..buxom twin sisters who debuted as a wrestling duo on Smackdown in 2008. There are currently starring in an E! reality show and one of them—not sure which—is dating WWE Superstar John Cena.

76. Julia Mancuso

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    Name: Julia Mancuso

    Age: 29

    Country: United States

    American alpine ski racer Julia Mancuso's gold in the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and two silvers at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver are the most ever for an American female alpine skier. We'll soon see if she can repeat that performance in Sochi.

75. Maria Verchenova

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    Name: Maria Verchenova

    Age: 27

    Country: Russia

    Professional golfer Maria Verchenova is the first Russian to earn a full-time membership on the Ladies European Tour—she turned pro in December 2006. No doubt she looked mighty fine while doing it too. 

74. Sidney Crosby

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    Name: Sidney Crosby

    Age: 26

    Country: Canada

    Penguins superstar center Sidney Crosby is beloved by hometown fans and positively bemoaned by hockey fans pretty much everywhere else. Probably because he's super rich, super talented and super attractive. And...he gets to cut in line at the DMV because his superstar status has the potential to spark pandemonium in a place were joy is strictly verboten.

73. Anna Fenninger

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    Name: Anna Fenninger

    Age: 24

    Country: Austria

    Austrian skier Anna Fenninger competes in all five alpine disciplines: downhill, Super-G, giant slalom, slalom and combined. She's been racking up medals—four of which were gold—in international competition since 2008. Fenninger medaled at the World Championships in '11 and '13 and will be a forced to be reckoned with in Sochi.

72. Philippa Tuckey

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    Name: Philippa Tuckey

    Age: Unknown

    Country: United States

    Philippa Tuckey is a member of the Tampa Bay Storm’s 2013 cheerleading squad. Apparently, Arena Football teams have cheerleaders…whom they pay. Good for them!

71. Derrick Rose

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    Name: Derrick Rose

    Age: 24

    Country: United States

    Since debuting in 2008, Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose established himself as one of the most dangerous shooters in the NBA; unfortunately, a serious knee injury in the first round of the 2012 NBA playoffs kept Rose off the court for the entirety of the 2012-2013 season.

70. Christina Vukicevic

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    Name: Christina Vukicevic

    Age: 26

    Country: Norway

    Norwegian hurdler Christina Vukicevic has been competing internationally since 2003—she won gold at the 2009 European U-23 Championships. She is the daughter of Peter Vukicevic, who participated 1980 Olympics in Moscow and was recently suspended by the Norwegian federation for offering doping advice via email.

69. Anna Sidorova

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    Name: Anna Sidorova

    Age: 22

    Country: Russia

    In 2010 Anna Sidorova was a last-minute addition to the Russian curling team for the Vancouver Olympics. She did win bronze at the 2011 European Championships and gold a year later. You'll be seeing a lot more of her come time for the Sochi Games.

68. Shaun Suisham

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    Name: Shaun Suisham

    Age: 31

    Country: United States

    Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham signed with the team in 2010 after noted restroom-paper-towel-dispenser-assaulter Jeff Reed was cut late in the season.

67. Siri Bjorkesett

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    Name: Siri Bjorkesett

    Age: 30

    Country: Norway

    Tall, blonde Siri Bjorkesett is a women’s beach volleyball player from a land plentiful of tall blondes. Despite her native country’s proximity to the Arctic Circle, she looks more than appropriate skittering about in the sunshine and sand.

66. Maya Gabeira

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    Name: Maya Gabeira

    Age: 26 

    Country: Brazil

    The fearless Maya Gabeira is a record-breaking big-wave surfer who is the only woman to ever successfully surf a 46-foot wave—a feat she accomplished in 2009. She is one of a number of extreme sport athletes sponsored by Red Bull.

65. Curtis Granderson

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    Name: Curtis Granderson

    Age: 32

    Country: United States

    Outfielder Curtis Granderson is likely one of a handful of player on the Yankees payroll that doesn't disgust whoever is signing the checks. Although he's battled injuries for much of the 2013 season, Granderson was named an All-Star while with the Tigers in 2009 and again with the Yanks in '11 and '12. Plus...he's quite easy on the eyes.

64. Toni Damico

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    Name: Toni Damico

    Age: Undetermined

    Country: United States

    Toni Damico is a three-year veteran of the Denver Broncos cheerleading squad. Although she probably didn't grow up a Broncos fan, having been born and raised in the Midwest mosquito haven better known as Minnesota. Damico hopes to work in the sports industry in the future, but is relatively vague with the details. Keep your eyes peeled though—this girl is worth looking for.

63. Lauryn Eagle

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    Name: Lauryn Eagle

    Age: 25

    Country: Australia

    Lauryn Eagle was crowned Miss Teen Australia in 2004, but this dynamic young lady has also made her mark as an elite water skier and aspiring boxer.

     

62. Lolo Jones

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    Name: Lolo Jones

    Age: 31

    Country: United States

    Olympic track and field athlete Lolo Jones competed in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Games in London, but failed to medal in either. She is currently training with the U.S. bobsled team and plans to compete in the event at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

61. Cristiano Ronaldo

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    Name: Cristiano Ronaldo

    Age: 28

    Country: Portugal

    Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is the superstar forward for Real Madrid, which placed second in La Liga in 2012-13. It's tough to find a photo of this guy in which he doesn't appear sticky and uncomfortably bronzed, but it turns out he's actually quite fetching under all that goop.

60. Sandra Gal

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    Name: Sandra Gal

    Age: 28

    Country: Germany

    Germany's Sandra Gal joined the LPGA Tour in 2008 and has since had just one professional win, but a handful of pretty close calls. Gal's most impressive performance came at the 2012 U.S. Women's Open, where she finished third.

     

59. Antonija Misura

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    Name: Antonija Misura     

    Age: 25 

    Country: Croatia

    Antonija Misura is a guard on France's Toulouse Metropole Basket in Ligue Feminine de Basketball, but the stunning blonde hails from Croatia and plays for her national team.

58. Vanessa Hanson

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    Name: Vanessa Hanson

    Age: 21

    Country: United States

    One of UFC’s newest Octagon girls, Vanessa Hanson joined the organization earlier this year after working cage-side for Strikeforce.

57. Reggie Bush

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    Name: Reggie Bush

    Age: 28

    Country: United States

    Reggie Bush played his college ball at USC, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2005 and being selected No. 2 overall by the Saints in the 2006 NFL draft. He voluntarily returned the award in 2010 because of nagging claims that he violated NCAA rules while with the Trojans. Bush has served as a serviceable situational running back in the NFL, but hasn't lived up to the hype.

56. Zsuzsanna Jakabos

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    Name: Zsuzanna Jakabos

    Age: 24

    Country: Hungary

    Zsuzanna Jakabos is a three-time Olympian who has competed for the Hungarian national women's swim team. As you can imagine, she has no trouble finding modeling work to supplement her income.

55. Ronda Rousey

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    Name: Ronda Rousey

    Age: 26

    Country: United States

    Undefeated MMA fighter Ronda Rousey became the first woman to sign with the UFC in November 2012, pivoting off her bronze medal performance in women's Judo at the 2008 Olympic Summer Games; Rousey has also appeared on the cover of ESPN the Magazine's 2012 Body Issue and is cast in the forthcoming film, The Expendables 3.

54. Sloane Stephens

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    Name: Sloane Stephens

    Age: 20

    Country: United States

    Rising women's tennis star Sloane Stephens is the 15th-ranked female player in the world and has shown her true potential to be the next great women's tennis player: She pushed No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka to the brink at the Australian Open.

53. Brad Stevens

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    Name: Brad Stevens

    Age: 36

    Country: United States

    He may look like a lanky high school basketball player himself, but in reality he's actually 36 years old and was hired as the head coach of the Boston Celtics in the offseason to replace the departing Doc Rivers. He served as the assistant coach to Butler from 2001-07, when he was elevated to the head coaching position. This will be his first season as an NBA coach...which should be interesting.

52. Marisol Gonzalez

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    Name: Marisol Gonzalez

    Age: 30

    Country: Mexico

    Mellifluous Mexican sports reporter Marisol Gonzalez works for Televisa Deportes and stole the show at Super Bowl media day at Lucas Oil Stadium in January 2012. As a former Miss Mexico and Miss Universe contestant, it's hard to imagine this woman goes anywhere and doesn't steal the show.

51. Allyson Felix

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    Name: Allyson Felix

    Age: 27

    Country: United States 

    U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix won three gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London—the most ever for an American woman in track and field—and is the spokesperson for the U.S. anti-doping program's "Project Believe" initiative. 

     

50. Calvin Johnson

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    Name: Calvin Johnson

    Age: 27

    Country: United States

    Superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson was selected No. 2 overall out of Georgia Tech by the Lions in the 2007 NFL draft. Megatron was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2010-212 and named an All-Pro the same seasons. Funny story...the Raiders selected epic quarterback bust JaMarcus Russell ahead of Johnson in 2007. That must suck.

49. Gina Carano

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    Name: Gina Carano

    Age: 31

    Country: United States

    For about three years the gorgeous Gina Carano was one of the biggest names in MMA, but she gave it all up in 2009. Of course things have gone pretty well for her since then—Carano scored the lead in the 2011 Steven Soderbergh action flick Haywire and played a supporting role in 2013's Fast & Furious 6.

48. Laura Enever

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    Name: Laura Enever

    Age: 21

    Country: Australia

    Aussie surfer Laura Enever is one of the promising young talents of the sport—not to mention one of the most adorable. She officially went pro in 2011 and is currently ranked No. 9 in the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship race.

47. Lewis Hamilton

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    Name: Lewis Hamilton

    Age: 28

    Country: England

    British race car driver Lewis Hamilton was the Formula One World Champion in 2008 and currently races for the Mercedes AMG team. The son of Grenadian immigrants who named him after American track star Carl Lewis, Hamilton was obviously born to go fast. And look good while doing it.

46. Miwa Asao

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    Name: Miwa Asao

    Age: 27

    Country: Japan

    Miwa Asao is an absolutely adorable women's beach volleyball player from Japan who—for obvious reasons—is riding a wave a popularity not necessarily associated with her success in the sport.

45. Maria Sharapova

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    Name: Maria Sharapova

    Age: 26

    Country: Russia

    Since turning pro nearly a decade ago, Russian tennis stunner Maria Sharapova has become one of the most recognizable, not to mention one of the wealthiest, female athletes on the planet. She averages a Grand Slam win every two years, with her last coming at the French Open in 2012. Most recently Sharapova withdrew from the 2013 U.S. Open, citing bursitis in her right shoulder.

44. Thierry Henry

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    Name: Thierry Henry

    Age: 36

    Country: France

    French footballer Thierry Henry followed in the proud tradition of aged European footballers cashing in on the desperation of Major League Soccer in America. That's not to say Henry's services aren't wanted or appreciated by the New York Red Bulls—they are—it's just that it'd be nice to see one of these stars come to the U.S. before the age of 35.

     

43. Kristen Ledlow

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    Name: Kristen Ledlow

    Age: 25

    Country: United States

    Kristen Ledlow is a 2010 graduate of Southeastern University and a former All-American volleyball player. She got her start in sportscasting as a sideline reporter for the Florida State Seminoles. Today she co-hosts Atlanta's Morning Show on FM 92.9 The Game.

42. Shelbie Kovach

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    Name: Shelbie Kovach

    Age: 22

    Country: United States

    Shelbie Kovach is a former dancer/cheerleader at Arizona State University who was recently featured as Sports Illustrated’s Cheerleader of the Week and, most importantly, a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. So she's gorgeous and she's got good taste.

41. Henrik Lundqvist

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    Name: Henrik Lundqvist

    Age: 31

    Country: Sweden

    New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is considered one of the best in the world at the position; as a member of Sweden’s national hockey team, he helped the group earn the gold medal at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. And he's just so pretty.

40. Nastia Liukin

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    Name: Nastia Liukin

    Age: 23

    Country: United States

    Nastia Liukin stunned at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, walking away with an all-around individual gold, individual silver on the uneven bars and balance beam, bronze on the floor exercise, and a team silver to boot. She just couldn't quite get it together at Olympic trials in 2012 and failed to make the team for London.

39. Russell Wilson

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    Name: Russell Wilson

    Age: 24

    Country: United States

    One of the most pleasant surprises in NFL draft history, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was selected in the third round out of Wisconsin in 2012. He led Seattle to a playoff berth and was just seconds shy of a playoff win that would have sent them to the NFC championship to face the division rival 49ers for a third time. It seems everything is coming up for Russell Wilson these days.

38. Kelia Moniz

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    Name: Kelia Moniz

    Age: 20

    Country: United States

    Hawaii native Kelia “Sister” Moniz is a longboarder who competes in the ASP World Longboard Tour. She finished in first place at the 2012 Swatch Girls Pro event.

37. Kelly Slater

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    Name: Kelly Slater

    Age: 41

    Country: United States

    Believe it or not, Kelly Slater has been surfing professionally since before most of the people on this list were even born. Boy...that's depressing. Slater turned pro back in 1990 and was ranked No. 1 on the ASP World Tour in '92, '94-98, 2005-06, '08 and '10-11. And he certainly doesn't look any worse for the wear.

36. Anjelica Janine

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    Name: Angelica Janine

    Age: Undetermined

    Country: United States

    Angelica Janine is a third-year veteran of the San Diego Chargers cheerleading squad and has graced the pages of numerous magazines and fashion publications.

35. CM Punk

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    Name: CM Punk

    Age: 34

    Country: United States

    CM Punk is one of the preeminent star wrestlers of WWE; since his debut on WrestleMania XXIV in 2008, Punk quickly emerged as a fan favorite, gleefully playing the role of an agitator who doesn’t play by anyone else’s rules…except his own...and sometimes not even those.

    Yes, I know he'd hate to be on this list...no, I don't care.

34. Natasha Hastings

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    Name: Natasha Hastings

    Age: 27 

    Country: United States

    U.S. sprinter Natasha Hastings won gold in the 4x400m at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, a feat she accomplished after winning the 2007 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor championships as a member of the South Carolina Gamecocks track and field team.

33. Dwyane Wade

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    Name: Dwayne Wade

    Age: 31

    Country: United States

    NBA star shooting guard Dwayne Wade is a 10-year veteran of the Miami Heat, and after helping his team win championships in consecutive years, he now has three titles under his belt (2006, 2012 and 2013).

32. Alana Blanchard

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    Name: Alana Blanchard 

    Age: 23

    Country: United States

    Alana Blanchard is one of the biggest stars of women’s pro surfing as well as one of the strongest competitors of the ASP; curiously, her Wikipedia profile points out she has more Twitter and Instagram followers than champion Kelly Slater.

31. Derek Jeter

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    Name: Derek Jeter

    Age: 39

    Country: United States

    It's not as if MLB shortstop Derek Jeter needs an introduction, but "Mr. November" has defined the New York Yankees (through the good, the bad and the ugly) over the last two decades and also happens to be one of the best all-around players to ever wear the pinstripes.

     

30. Yuna Kim

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    Name: Yuna Kim

    Age: 22

    Country: South Korea

    Yuna Kim is one of the top women's single figure skaters in the world, earning a gold for her performance at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. I don't think I am alone in wanting to carry her around in a Baby Bjorn, feeding her from a bottle of warm milk.

     

29. Chrissy Blair

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    Name: Chrissy Blair

    Age: 24

    Country: United States

    2011 Miss TransWorld Motocross winner Chrissy Blair made several guest appearances at UFC main events, before officially becoming an Octagon girl in March 2013. The UFC is officially a far more beautiful place.

28. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

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    Name: Adrian Peterson

    Age: 28

    Country: United States

    The Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson is, without a question, the NFL’s top running back. A point punctuated by his herculean effort to try to beat Eric Dickerson’s single-season yardage record on a recently reconstructed knee.

27. Serena Jodine

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    Name: Serena Jodine

    Age: Undetermined

    Country: United States

    Serena Jodine is a five-year veteran of the Baltimore Ravens cheerleading squad. Off the field she's a dance instructor who watches Modern Family, loves Kristen Wiig and Channing Tatum, and dreams of becoming a dental hygienist down the road.

26. Brittney Palmer

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    Name: Brittney Palmer

    Age: 26

    Country: United States

    You can watch Octagon girl Brittney Palmer strut her stuff around the cage during UFC’s televised MMA events. She is a very welcome respite from the bone-crushing action we've come to expect from UFC fights. 

25. Rick DiPietro

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    Name: Rick DiPietro

    Age: 31

    Country: United States

    NHL free-agent goaltender Rick DiPietro’s once-promising career has largely been derailed by injuries (including getting punched in the face by former Penguins goaltender Brent Johnson) and past struggles of his former team, the New York Islanders.

24. Jaqueline Carvalho

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    Name: Jaqueline Carvalho

    Age: 29

    Country: Brazil

    Brazilian volleyball player Jaqueline Carvalho and her national team have dominated women’s volleyball for nearly a decade, including back-to-back golds in the team event at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Games.

23. Miss Elizabeth

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    Name: Miss Elizabeth 

    Age: 25

    Country: United States

    Miss Elizabeth is a three-year veteran of the Miami Dolphins cheerleading squad and was named Miss February for the 2014 Dolphins Cheerleader Swimsuit Calender. Obviously her last name remains a mystery.

22. Yoann Gourcuff

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    Name: Yoann Gourcuff

    Age: 27

    Country: France

    Yoann Gourcuff is a footballer with the French Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnaise. He also competes on the international level with France’s national team.

21. Queen Harrison

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    Name: Queen Harrison 

    Age: 24

    Country: United States

    Hurdler Queen Harrison competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and broke school records as a member of Virginia Tech’s women’s track and field team. She won The Bowerman trophy in 2010 as the best student-athlete in collegiate track and field.

20. Leryn Franco

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    Name: Leryn Franco

    Age: 31

    Country: Paraguay

    Though it’s highly unlikely that Leryn Franco has ever been dumped, bad-breaker-uppers should be aware that the Paraguayan model is also an Olympic javelin thrower who competed at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing as well as the Summer Games in London last year. So don't mess with this one...she's tougher than she looks.

19. Tricia Cusmano

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    Name: Tricia Cusmano

    Age: 21

    Country: United States

    Before earning a spot on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleading squad in 2012, this Florida native was entertaining Tampa Bay Lightning fans as a member of the Lightning Girls. No wonder it's so hard to keep the ice frozen down there.

18. Alex Morgan

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    Name: Alex Morgan

    Age: 24

    Country: United States

    Portland Thorns forward Alex Morgan stormed onto the scene as the youngest member of the U.S. women's soccer team that played in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Morgan was a key member of the Olympic team that went on a historic gold medal run at the 2012 Olympics in London, where she was the leading scorer. A-Mo also leads in stealing our hearts.

17. David Beckham

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    Name: David Beckham

    Age: 38

    Country: England

    British superstar footballer David Beckham ended his 20-year career last May, when he retired from Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-German, leaving a legacy as one of the UK’s most decorated players at both the national and international level. He may have retired from sport, but he's still active as one of the sexiest men in the world.

16. Skylar Diggins

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    Name: Skylar Diggins

    Age: 23

    Country: United States

    Skylar Diggins is the all-time leading scorer for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish's women's basketball team and was drafted No. 3 overall by the WNBA's Tulsa Shock in 2013. There are few ballers in this work that look as effortlessly striking on the court as Diggins.

15. Lauren Gardner

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    Name: Lauren Gardner

    Age: 27

    Country: United States

    Lauren Gardner is an on-air sportscaster for CBS Sports Network—she's a presence on the sidelines of college football and college basketball games. You never know where she might pop up next—but there's no way you can miss her with that gorgeous red hair.

14. Ellie Jean Coffey

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    Name: Ellie Jean Coffey

    Age: 18

    Country: Australia

    Since becoming a Pro Junior, surfer Ellie Jean Coffey has been one of the top competitors at the junior level. And at just 18 years old, she's only going to get better. Although it's hard to imagine she'll get any better looking than she is right now.

13. Tom Brady

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    Name: Tom Brady

    Age: 36

    Country: United States

    Sorry all you not Patriots fans out there, but just because handsome man quarterback Tom Brady routinely dismantles your team's defense doesn't mean he's not a very attractive man.

12. Lindsay Czarniak

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    Name: Lindsay Czarniak

    Age: 35

    Country: United States

    ESPN's Lindsay Czarniak was poached from the local NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C. in 2011—the nation's capital has never been the same. She has been given an increasingly more prominent role on SportsCenter in the months since the Bristol, Conn. departures of a fleet of blonde females. And the nation...is grateful. 

11. Miyo Ichikawa

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    Name: Miyo Ichikawa

    Age: 22

    Country: Japan

    Miyo Ichikawa is a curler whom most recently competed for Japan at the Women's Curling Championships in March 2013. Look for her to be captivating stunned onlookers at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

10. David Ragan

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    Name: David Ragan

    Age: 27

    Country: United States

    Georgia native David Ragan is a race car driver whom currently drives the No. 34 car for Front Row Motorsports. He started racing at age 12 and just 15 years later he was driving in NASCAR's Nextel Cup Series. Ragan also competes in the Sprint Car Series

9. Kim Glass

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    Name: Kim Glass

    Age: 29

    Country: United States

    Women’s indoor volleyball pro Kim Glass joined Brazil’s Banana Boat/Praia Club in July. In 2008 she and her U.S. teammates won the silver in the team competition at the 2008 Olympic Summer Games and did it again four years later in London.

8. Marcus Mariota

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    Name: Marcus Mariota

    Age: 19

    Country: United States

    As a freshman, Oregon's Marcus Mariota was named the starting quarterback for the Ducks over Bryan Bennett, who was expected to be the starter as a sophomore. Putting up off-the-charts offensive stats and losing just two games, Mariota had such a standout rookie year that he enters this season as one of the top five favorites to win the Heisman.

7. Sara Carbonero

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    Name: Sara Carbonero

    Age: 29

    Country: Spain

    Sara Carbonero is a broadcaster and journalist covering sports for Spanish television network Telecinco. She is engaged to Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas, whom she may or may not have (but definitely wasn't) to blame for Spain's loss in the 2012 World Cup. The couple are currently expecting their first child.

6. Kiira Korpi

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    Name: Kiira Korpi

    Age: 24

    Country: Finland

    Figure skater Kiira Korpi competed in the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games and is Finland’s four-time national figure skating champion. And she's a spitting image of the late Grace Kelly, which she probably has heard every day of her adult life.

5. Robinson Cano

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    Name: Robinson Cano

    Age: 30

    Country: Dominican Republic

    Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has been named an All-Star in five of the seven seasons he's played since being called up from the minors—he won the Home Run Derby in 2011. Cano was named the MVP of the Dominican Republic team that won the World Baseball Classic in 2013. And he's got a killer smile.

4. Roberta Mancino

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    Name: Roberta Mancino

    Age: 33

    Country: Italy

    Italian sky-diver/base-jumper/wing-suiter/hottie Roberta Mancino’s biography reads like a character profile from a spy novel; the girl falls thousands of feet toward the earth by day and models by night.

3. Miss Madison

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    Name: Madison

    Age: 26

    Country: United States

    Madison is a two-year veteran of the Washington Redskins cheerleaders. She hails from the great city of Atlanta and is currently a student at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

2. Darya Klishina

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    Name: Darya Klishina

    Age: 22

    Country: Russia

    Russian long jumper Darya Klishina has won gold in her event in two of the last three European Indoor Championships and like most female Russian athletes under the age of 40, she models too.

1. Arianny Celeste

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    Name: Arianny Celeste 

    Age: 27

    Country: United States

    Who else could be No. 1? Arianny Celeste has been a UFC Octagon girl since 2006 and has modeled for all the usual dude-magazines, including Sports Illustrated and FHM. As if there wasn't already enough to make your heart stop at a UFC event.

     

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