There’s lots of upsides to watching sports; the socializing, betting and the joy of seeing your favorite star or team take the top prize. But when it comes to the following sports stars there is a distinct added bonus to watching – these athletes are all drop-dead gorgeous too:
Paige VanZant (MMA) @paigevanzantufc
The 21-year-old from Oregon isn’t just a pretty face, Paige VanZant is a seriously tough MMA competitor. Undefeated up until her last match in December (she even smiled for the cameras despite her face being caked in blood) this is one gorgeous athlete who is thankfully going to be on our televisions a lot in the future.
Silje Norendal (Snowboarder) @siljenorendal
There is nothing quite like the beauty of a Scandinavian woman and Silje Norendal is no expectation. The snowboarder from Norway has been doing well in competitions including two gold medals in slopestyle at the Winter X Games in 2013 and 2015.
Sandra Naujoks (Poker)
When a poker player is nicknamed Black Mamba you instantly think of some badass Quentin Tarantino assassin, but Sandra Naujoks is known as the beauty with a heart. Plus this blonde-haired beauty has some serious brains with a lot of poker wins including the European Poker Tour Dortmund.
Eugenie Bouchard (Tennis) @eugenie.bouchard
Forget Sharapova, Canada’s blonde bombshell Eugenie Bouchard is fast becoming the hottest woman in tennis history. Indeed, some people think she’s too hot for the court! An avid Instagram poster, the rank 37 player needs a few more wins before she can be considered a tournament favorite.
Ronda Rousey (MMA) @rondarousey
Ronda Rousey is considered one of the toughest woman on the planet at the moment – even after her defeat against Holly Holm. We’re not the only ones that have noticed how hot this star is though, Hollywood is desperate to sign up Rousey for movies. She’s been heavily rumored to be playing Marvel’s Ms Marvel.
Jessica Ennis-Hill (Athletics) @jessicaennishill
The British gold medal winning heptathlon star looks like the girl next door, but with amazing abs. The athlete is a favorite with advertisers due to her stunning beauty and ridiculously nice personality. She is set to travel to the Rio Olympics this year.
Ellen Hoog (Hockey) @ellen_hoog
Ellen Hoog is another Olympic beauty that will make watching Rio all the more enticing. Known as the pin-up girl of hockey, the Dutch beauty is another favorite for gold this year. At the London 2012 games her team were even voted most beautiful of the competition.
Serena Williams (Tennis) @serenawilliams
Unlike Eugenie Bouchard who is pretty but not quite the tennis superstar yet, Serena Williams has it all. Ranked number 1 in the world for woman’s tennis, Williams is constantly defeating opponents all while looking gorgeous – she definitely has the best bum in sports.
Julie Johnston (Soccer) @juliejohnston2
The Chicago Red Stars defender is one of many beautiful American soccer stars, but it’s her skills that really sets her apart. Recently picked for this year’s Olympic team and winner of many competitions, this 23-year-old blonde is not only going to be one of the hottest women in soccer ever, but also one of the best.
Paige Spiranac (Golf) @_paige.renee
If ever you needed a reason to watch women’s golf then Paige Spiranac should be it. Just as famous for her gorgeous Instagram posts as her golf career, the recent college graduate might have been left in tears after her performance at the Dubai Masters but at just 22 this golfer still has a long career ahead of her.