The 20 Most Voluptuous Women from the World of Sports

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 19, 2011

The 20 Most Voluptuous Women from the World of Sports

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    In our society, there is no question that thin is almost always in, and is portrayed as the benchmark of feminine beauty.

    But at Bleacher Report, we believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We believe that petite is beautiful, yes, but we also believe that curves are sexy, that the hourglass is a wonderful shape, and that a woman need not appear to skip meals in order to be gorgeous.

    Thus, we present the The 20 Most Voluptuous Women from the World of Sports. Sure, we all know about Serena (she makes the list), but there are many women out there with more curves than a Formula 1 race.

    Gentlemen, start your slides.

20. Cheyenne Woods

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    If Cheyenne Woods looks slightly familiar, she should. She is the daughter of Earl Dennison Woods Jr., who is Tiger Woods' older half-brother.

    She currently attends Wake Forest.

    No news yet if she leads a secret life, sleeping around with Chippendales dancers and male porn stars, but if word breaks, Bleacher Report will have you covered.

19. Simona Halep

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    Halep had breast-reduction surgery in 2009, claiming they caused her back pain and slowed her reaction time on the court.

    Gentlemen, if we admire male athletes who do whatever it takes to win, then we have to grant the same respect to ladies who make sacrifices to improve.

    But that doesn't mean we can't reminisce from time to time.

18. Mia St. John

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    Mia St. John has done it all. She has fought in Tae Kwon do, boxing and MMA bouts. She modeled for Playboy. She married (and later divorced) Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John.

    Wait, that last part doesn't really fit, does it?

    After her first fight, in which she knocked out opponent Angelica Villain (how was there never a boxer in one of the Rocky movies with the last name of Villain?), St. John earned the nickname "The Knockout."

    Is there a more perfect nickname than that?

17. LaTasha Marzolla

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    Marzolla is an MMA fighter for Tuff-N-Uff Amateur Fighting Championships, with a current record of 2-1.


    Who named that, an overly aggressive kindergarten student?

16. Lauren Jackson

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    So, this slide is supposed to be dedicated to the highly accomplished Lauren Jackson, No. 15. And she is gorgeous, though I am not sure I would call her voluptuous.

    However, No. 7 for Brazil, who I believe to be little-known Leila Freitas, is voluptuous. So we give Lauren Jackson the assist on this one.

15. Serena Williams

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    And now it is time for the obligatory argument over whether or not Serena Williams is sexy in the comments section.

    Guy One: Dude, Serena Williams is not hot. She's a good tennis player, but she's not hot.

    Guy Two: Dude, Serena Williams is smoking hot, you must be blind.

    Guy One: I'm not blind, you're blind.

    Guy Two: No way, you're blind. And stupid. I win!

    Captivating, isn't it?

14. Laila Ali

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    Muhammad Ali's daughter was quite the boxer in her own right, finishing her career 24-0 with 21 knockouts. She brought a great deal of attention to the sport of boxing.

    She wasn't without some controversy, however.

    Controversial Wikipedia Fact: Other top women's boxing champions such as Ann Wolfe (24-1), Vonda Ward (23-1), Leatitia Robinson (15-1 pro; 37-1 am), and Natascha Ragosina (22-0) have claimed in interviews that they have challenged Laila Ali many times over the years, but Laila has always found ways of avoiding them.

13. Candace Parker

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    To me, the fact that Candace Parker was the first ever to dunk in an NCAA game is just straight-up cool.

    Granted, it is extra cool because she was a two-time John R. Wooden Player of the Year and Final Four MVP, so she had game to go along with her dunk chops.

    Thus, the fact that the NCAA's first woman to dunk in a game was also ultimately one of its greatest players makes it that much more iconic.

12. Jennie Finch

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    For years, Finch was the face of women's softball and its most dominant player, until she retired in 2010 to spend more time for her family.

    Understandable for her. Regrettable for us.

11. Swin Cash

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    Swin Cash is a two-time national champion (2000 and 2002 with UConn), two-time WNBA champion (2003 with the Detroit Shock, 2010 with the Seattle Storm), and a gold medalist (2004).

    She has collected a number of individual awards as well, collecting an AP All-American selection, Final Four MVP, and three WNBA All-Star selections along the way.

    Cash is a straight baller, and you can take that to the bank.

10. Chemmy Alcott

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    Britain's top alpine ski racer recently broke her leg, sidelining her for the 2011 season.

    Fun Wikipedia Fact: She has been immortalized in song by the (now-defunct) UK indie band Three Litre in their composition Downhill. The song featured as part of the band's Alpine Suite MP3 EP.

    Sampling the famous BBC Ski Sunday theme tune, the song uses Alcott's "lack of success" at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in order to attack the UK government's lack of sports funding.

9. Kristen Kjellman

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    Kristen Kjellman is a lacrosse player for the U.S. national team.

    I wish men and women's lacrosse was more popular in America—it is a fantastic sport that doesn't get enough play on television. Every time I see college lacrosse on television, I watch.

    And no, it isn't just because of beauties like Kjellman, though it doesn't hurt.

8. Christine Arron

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    Arron is a sprinter from France who took home the bronze medal in the 2004 Athens Games.

    Like most track and field athletes, she has very powerful thighs.

    Enough said.

7. LaLa Vazquez

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    Mrs. Carmelo Anthony is plenty accomplished in her own right, best known for her many years with MTV.

    After all, we would be remiss if we didn't include a couple of voluptuous WAGs on the list.

6. Sania Mirza

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    Sania Mirza is the first Indian to ever be ranked in the top 30 of the WTA rankings.

    I wonder if being ranked the sixth-most voluptuous woman in sports is an even greater honor for her?

5. Alyson Michalka

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    Okay, okay, so she only plays a cheerleader on the show Hellcats, and she isn't technically in the world of sports. I'm cheating, I know.

    All of that said, I'm still going to allow it. Sometimes, bending the rules is a good thing.

4. Kim Kardashian

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    As much as she is overexposed, this slideshow would simply be incomplete without her. Just look at these curves—seriously, click the link, it is one of my favorite pictures ever—and tell me she doesn't belong.

    Image courtesy of GQ

3. Shanelle Loraine

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    Meanwhile, the guy playing her has been chalking his stick for about five minutes, jaw nestled on the floor.

    Shanelle Loraine—unintentionally sharking people in pool since she first picked up a stick.

2. Gina Carano

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    I submit.


1. Allison Baver

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    Allison Baver is so hot....

    How hot is she?

    She melts the ice?


    She is the most voluptuous woman in sports?

    Though she is incredibly hot, that is not a joke.

    She makes a speed-skating outfit sexier than the average Maxim shoot.

    I'll allow it.


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