Michelle Jenneke, an Australian 100m hurdler, rose to international fame when a video of her doing her pregame dance went viral in 2012. The following year, she appeared in the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.” But before everyone in the world knew who she was, she was already well-known in her country for being a talented hurdler. It’s no wonder, considering she started training at the age of 10.
The hurdler studied Mechatronics, which is a branch of engineering, at Sydney University. She’s got over 500,000 followers on her Instagram account, where she stays active and posts pictures of her events and extracurriculars.
Along with her sister, Brie Bella is perhaps one of the most well-known professional wrestlers in the business. Brie is a one-time WWE Divas Champion. Apart from her WWE Divas career, she is a reality television personality and entrepreneur.
When you think about the commercial potential in someone who looks like that, fights like that, and essentially comes in a package of two, you just can't ignore it. The Bella Twins appear in a whopping eleven WWE video games and have a strong presence in the industry. In 2014 she married fellow professional wrestler Bryan Danielson, better known as Daniel Bryan. The couple now has two children together.
Gulbis has done wonders for the image of women’s golf. After all, watching golf in itself is incredibly boring so it helps when the players are attractive. But she’s been able to spice things up a bit during her time in the LGPA. People who didn’t watch golf a day in their lives started tuning in, especially after releasing her calendar in 2004, which featured her posing in various swimsuits.
Then, in 2012, she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated covered in just body paint. She also appeared on a few TV shows, including the second season of Donald Trump’s "Celebrity Apprentice."
This gorgeous Russian former pro-tennis player was born with athleticism running through her veins. Her mother ran 400-meter races, her brother plays professional golf, and her father, who is a former wrestling champ, teaches martial arts in Moscow.
She was launched to international fame in the late ’90s, when she was still a teenager, and has since shown up on the cover of plenty of magazines, including "Maxim" and "The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition." In 2002 she made "FHM’s" list of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World. She even has a drink named after her – which is a White Russian made with non-fat milk.
Jennie Finch is probably the single most well-known woman in softball. The 2-time All-Star played for the Chicago Bandits, Arizona Wildcats, and of course, Team USA, who she helped lead to victory on several occasions. In 2004, they won a gold medal and, four years later, a silver.
She retired from the sport in 2010 but still remains connected to it through her job as a commentator with ESPN, who covers college games and National Pro Fastpitch. All of her talent and hard work in softball led to her being inducted into its National Hall of Fame. In 2004, "People" magazine called Finch one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World."