Power Ranking the Hottest Show Biz WAGs

Scott HowardContributor IJuly 8, 2011

Power Ranking the Hottest Show Biz WAGs

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    Athletes and entertainers-- they go together like lamb and tuna fish.

    For some reason athletes gravitate to partners who are involved in "the industry" in some way, shape, or form. Maybe it's because most athletes secretly want to be actors and they usually segue their relationship into some sort of reality show or movie cameo.

    No matter what the reason, we are fortunate. Mostly because if you're a woman and you're involved in show biz, you're probably pretty attractive.

    Just to clarify what we mean by "show business," it's basically any form of entertainment. So it's basically any kind of actress or singer. Sorry, no models.

    Here are the power rankings for the hottest WAGs in show business.

25. Evelyn Lozada

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    Evelyn Lozada is the former wife of NBA player Antoine Walker and the current fiancee of NFL receiver Chad Ochocinco.

    Lozada is also one of the stars of the mind-numbing Basketball Wives franchise, so technically she's a television star.

24. Victoria Beckham

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    The Spice Girls did a reunion tour in 2007, so Posh still counts as a show biz WAG. She may have some alien-like qualities, but she's still hot in my book.

23. Hilary Duff

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    The pop singer and actress is all grown up now, and she has become a famous WAG since her marriage to hockey player Mike Comrie.

    She's come so far from the Disney Channel...

22. Ashley Judd

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    Ashley Judd is an actress has been in the sports world for a long time, mostly known as a huge supporter of the Kentucky Wildcats.

    She officially joined the WAG world when she married auto racer Dario Franchitti.

21. Willa Ford

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    This pop singer became a WAG when she married hockey player Mike Modano.

    I couldn't tell you one song she's made, but I still know her name...the sign of a famous WAG.

20. Lala Vasquez

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    The former MTV veejay became a WAG when she started dating and later married NBA star Carmelo Anthony.

    She didn't seem too upset when they moved from Denver to New York. Maybe now her "career" will really start to take off.

19. Bridgette Wilson

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    Perhaps best known as Veronica Vaughn in Billy Madison, Bridgette Wilson became a WAG when she married tennis legend Pete Sampras.

    Since Pete's retired and Bridgette hasn't been in many movies recently, they must be doing a lot of traveling.

    Not sure if they'll be  taking any bus trips, though.

18. Nicole Scherzinger

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    This Pussycat Dolls star tried her hand at reality television when she competed on Dancing With The Stars...and won.

    Some might say it's unfair that someone who gets paid to sing and dance for a living was allowed to compete against 80-year-old astronauts like Buzz Aldrin.

    But I'm sure her boyfriend, Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton, tells her it was a fair fight.

    This Pussycat Dolls star tried her hand at reality television when she competed on Dancing With The Stars...and won.

    Some might say it's unfair that someone who gets paid to sing and dance for a living was allowed to compete against 80-year-old astronauts like Buzz Aldrin.

    But I'm sure her boyfriend, Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton, tells her it was a fair fight.

    5. Cheryl Cole

    Cheryl Cole is one of the most famous WAGs in the world for her marriage to Chelsea soccer player Ashley Cole.

    Before that, however, she gained her fame on the British reality show Popstars: The Rivals. After that she was chosen as a judge on The X-Factor and has been in the reality spotlight ever since.

    4. Kim Kardashian

    Kim Kardashian's reality career needs no introduction. She's also a notorious athlete-dater, having been connected to Reggie Bush, Miles Austin and most recently Kris Humphries.

    When you think of reality and athletes, you have to think of Kim K.

    3. Gemma Atkinson

    Gemma has been a welcome sight on a number of reality shows including: I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Weakest Link, Celebrity Masterchef and Soapstar Superstar.

    She loves being on TV as much as she loves dating soccer players-- two of her former men are Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Bent.

    2. Lauren Pope

    Besides being an accomplished DJ (apparently), Lauren Pope is known for being the girlfriend of Manchester City's Shaun Wright-Phillips.

    She was also on the reality show, Tycoon, where she finished in fourth place.

    1. Aida Yespica

    Aida Yespica is known for dating Italian soccer player Matteo Ferrari. She won the Miss Venezuela contest which earned her an appearance on the Venezuelan version of Celebrity Survivor.

    If the American version of Survivor had girls like this on it, I think it would do much better with the 18-24 demographic.

17. Carrie Underwood

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    The American Idol WAG was linked to Tony Romo before marrying longtime Ottawa Senators center Mike Fisher in 2010.

    In a convenient twist of fate, Fisher was traded to Nashville, where Underwood works and has a home.

    No word on whether any tires were slashed in the Ottawa front office parking lot prior to the trade.

16. Abigail Clancy

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    Abigail Clancy is another famous WAG, known for being engaged to English soccer player Peter Crouch. She was also on Britain's Top Model, where she finished in second place.

    Who came in first? This girl.

    I don't think the people voted on that result.

15. Kendra Wilkinson

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    Kendra made her reality debut as one of Hugh Hefner's three Playmate girlfriends on Girls Next Door.

    After breaking up with Hef, she moved on to NFL receiver Hank Baskett and began another reality venture; the aptly named, Kendra. She followed that up with a stint on Dancing With The Stars, so Kendra is fully immersed in show business by now.

14. Jessica Simpson

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    She hasn't been around for a while, so you may have forgotten that Jessica Simpson was a singer before she became famous for being dumb.

    She was on a reality show, Newleyweds, with then-husband Nick Lachey.

    Since then she's become a full-on WAG, first dating Tony Romo and then becoming engaged to tight end Eric Johnson.

13. Gabrielle Union

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    Gabrielle Union, who is best known for her work as the head cheerleader of the East Compton Clovers in Bring It On, started dating Heat star Dwyane Wade a few years ago.

    Her recent film credits aren't as impressive, but I would cast her in my movie.

12. Cameron Diaz

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    Cameron Diaz was once one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood. While her fame has dwindled somewhat, she's stayed in the headlines by dating the athlete everyone loves to hate, Alex Rodriguez.

11. Eva Longoria

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    She may not be married to Tony Parker anymore but she will always be a WAG in my book. She's been a regular on Desperate Housewives for years, but she also had a scene-stealing cameo in one of the final episodes of the original 90210.

    You can't get these factoids anywhere else, people.

10. Hayden Panetierre

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    We all know that actress Hayden Panettiere was a WAG, but some of you may not know that she recently swapped athletes.

    Panettiere was in a long relationship with boxer Wladimir Klitschko, but the couple called it quits in mid-May.

    Careful not to allow her WAG status to deteriorate, Panettiere reportedly quickly jumped to celebrity Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

    The pint-sized actress definitely has a thing for tall jocks.

9. Meagan Good

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    The actress became a WAG when she started dating NFL running back Thomas Jones.

8. Ciara

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    Last year Amar'e Stoudemire elevated his game and made New York basketball relevant again, so you know he had to start dating a woman worthy of his new status.

    He did exactly that when he started dating R&B star Ciara, and the two have since been one of the hottest power couples in sports.

7. Elisha Cuthbert

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    The famous Canadian WAG has a thing for hockey players, and she's dated plenty of them.

    She's currently dating Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf. You may know her from her role on 24, but you also know her as the boss' daughter from Old School.

6. Shakira

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    We knew that Shakira, a Colombian pop singer, was a huge soccer fan when she  recorded the official theme song of the 2010 World Cup.

    We knew it would only be a matter of time before she started dating a soccer player, and the lucky man is Spanish defender Gerard Pique.

5. Kim Kardashian

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    We may not like it, but Kim is thoroughly entrenched in "show business."

    I guess she's an actress...well maybe a singer...nope. Whatever, any excuse to get her on this list is fine by me.

4. Cheryl Cole

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    This WAG pretty much defines the term. She's a pop singer who's known for her marriage to Chelsea soccer player Ashley Cole.

3. Gemma Atkinson

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    I hate to admit it, but I guess being a reality star puts you in show biz these days.

    Gemma has been a welcome sight on a number of reality shows including: I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Weakest Link, Celebrity Masterchef and Soapstar Superstar.

    She loves being on TV as much as she loves dating soccer players-- two of her former men are Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Bent.

2. Brooklyn Decker

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    I'd like to thank the model for adding a "slash actress" to her title by appearing in Just Go With It. Now I can include the hot wife of tennis player Andy Roddick on this list.

1. Minka Kelly

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    The Friday Night Lights actress is known for being the WAG who finally tamed Derek Jeter.

    Jeter has been linked to an immeasurable amount of hot, young actresses, so it must have taken something special to settle him down.

    They're currently engaged, but we're not buying it until Jeets says "I do."