Most Beautiful Athletes 2023
The sporting industry is filled with talented players put on par with celebrities from other entertainment areas. To enjoy celebrity status, a player needs to be talented. Talent is not always enough; athletes must have other qualities like speed, fitness, and great focus.
The top teams hire players with such qualities to play for them, and these teams are ready to dole out large amounts of money for the same. Players also earn large through sponsorships.
Apart from being talented, one more thing that works for sports stars, like in the case of all other forms of entertainment: looks. Especially when it comes to female athletes, looks help to make them even more popular, especially because most athletes are in great shape due to their rigorous exercise regimes.
Like all female entertainers, female athletes are always given a high position if they are pretty. Big brands hire them to be their face because they offer the complete package.
List of Top 10 Most Beautiful Athletes of 2023
1. Sydney Leroux
Sydney Rae Leroux is a professional American soccer player born in Canada. This 32-year-old athlete earned a gold medal in the Olympic Games of 2012.
The Seattle Reign FC forward in the National Women’s Soccer League started by playing for Canada at youth levels and graduated to the US U-20 team in 2008. She eventually made it to the senior team in 2012. She has received more than 50 caps.
She is also extremely beautiful and is seen in many Nike advertisements. She is the first female who endorses the sports drink company BODYARMOR. She also has many other endorsements, the latest ones being Nestle Nesquik.
She was seen on the 2013 ESPN’s The Body Issue cover. She has appeared in television shows, too, and one of them is ESPN’s Living Her Dream.
2. Maria Kirilenko
Maria Yuryevna Kirilenko is a tennis player playing for Russia. The 36-year-old won in the 2002 US Open Girl’s Singles and grabbed 3 WTA Tour titles.
She has climbed to the quarterfinals of Grand Slam singles in the Australian Open Wimbledon Championship and French Open and finals in doubles in the French Open and the Australian Open. She obtained her win in the 2012 WTA Tour Championships.
She also earned a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympic Games. In 2013, she made World No. 10, her career best. Besides being a tennis player, she is a very attractive model. She began endorsing Adidas back in 2006 for the brand’s tennis range designed by Stella McCartney.
In 2009, she appeared in the Swimsuit Edition of Sports Illustrated.
3. Alex Morgan
Alexandra Patricia “Alex” Morgan is a soccer player in America. The 33-year-old clinched a gold medal in the Olympics of 2012 as a part of the US women’s national soccer team in the National Women’s Soccer League.
She is the forward for the Portland Thorns FC team, the youngest at the FIFA Women’s World Cup of 2011.
As part of Western New York Flask, she helped them win the 2011 WPS. Besides becoming a star player on her team very early, she is noted for her beauty. She has earned several top-notch endorsement deals with some of the most reputed brands, such as Coca-Cola, Nike, and Panasonic.
She was seen in the 2013 music issue of ESPN The Magazine 2012, in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, etc.
4. Blair O’Neal
Blair O’Neal is a golfing legend. The 41-year-old entered the golf world at the age of 11.
In 2004, Blair’s career started as a professional, but before that, she had already represented Arizona State University, where she studied.
She clinched two NCAA Long Drive contests and earned many other noted accolades and honors. She was successful as an amateur and also a professional. As an extremely attractive woman, she became among the Most Beautiful Women in Golf in 2013.
She has a successful modeling career parallel to her golfing career, and her sponsorship deals include top-notch companies worldwide, such as Cobra Golf, Puma, etc.
5. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is a CrossFit athlete who represents Canada. The 26 year old earned her win in the CrossFit Games of 2014 for women’s side, for which she best known. The amazing weightlifter has qualified for the national championship. Before her CrossFit career, she was in gymnastics. At 16, a tear in her hip halted her career. But, on recovering, she again returned to sport,s and went ahead to partake in AA soccer and also in volleyball. She was in fact the captain of the flag football team in college. She also took part in half marathons, in rugby and in skiing, but after she was told that she was out of shape, she decided to move to CrossFit. She has declared the fittest woman on Earth by the Huffington Post. Top named like Reebok, Xendurance, WODshop.com, etc. sponsor her.
6. Hilary Knight
Hilary Atwood Knight is an ice hockey player who represents America. The 25 year old is a forward in the women’s national team. She took part in the women’s ice hockey program of the Wisconsin Badgers and Choate Rosemary Hall. In her first year at University of Wisconsin-Madison team, she successfully led her team to the second position of the NCAA championships. Her team was led in points next year by her, as the Badgers won the National Championship. In the 2014 Winter Olympics 2014, she scored her team’s first goal. She has several awards and honours under her belt, and has displayed great potential. Aside from being a possible ice hockey legend, she is very beautiful. She was on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, and has big-brand sponsorship deals.
7. Sally Fitzgibbons
Sally Fitzgibbons is a professional surfer from Australia, and is a 23 year old star, grabbing attention in the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour 2013. She earned the runner-up place in the ASP Women’s World Tour events in 2010 thrice, and in 2011, she won her first ASP World Tour event, followed by two more, 2011 being thus her most successful year. She has partaken in many events, and successfully earned medals in many. She has delved in touch football and middle distance running, becoming a national champion in the latter. Apart from being an amazing athlete, she is also noted a beautiful one and has attracted attention. She has various sponsorship deals, like Waxaway, Firewire surfboards, FCS fins, Roxy, Garnier, Mini, Red Bull, Urge, and Nanotune.
8. Leryn Franco
Leryn Dahiana Franco Steneri represents Paraguay in women’s athletics. The 32 year old’s specialization is in javelin throw. She has shown great athletic skills in different competitions, and became a sensation all on the internet during the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2012, she achieved her best throw of 57.77 metres in Barquisimeto. With 3 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 3 bronze medals from varied competitions since her sporting career since 1996, she is quite a talent. She is equally popular and talented as a model. The curvaceous blonde appeared in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has partaken in many beauty pageants. She earned crown of the 2006 runner-up Miss Universo Paraguay. Based on her shoot in 2007, Leryn has her very own calendar.
9. Hope Solo
Soccer player Hope Amelia Solo represents America. The 33 year old plays for the national team of the US as the goalkeeper since 2000. She also plays in the National Women’s Soccer League as a part of the Seattle Reign FC team. Solo is reckoned as one of the best goalkeepers. With her help, her achieved wins and made records, bagging the Olympic Games gold medal twice. In the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011, she was awarded the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper, and Bronze Ball for her overall performance. Apart from her contributions to her team, she is noted for her beauty. Brands, like Nike, Blackberry, Ubisoft, etc. are her sponsors. She was seen on Dancing with the Stars, and was featured on several magazines, like the Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine.
10. Skylar Diggins
Skylar Diggins is a professional basketball player from America. The 24 year old athlete plays in the Women’s National Basketball Association as a part of the team of Tulsa Shock. She plays in the position of a point guard on her team. She began her career as a basketball player back in her school days when she attended Washington High School in South Bend. It was then that she became McDonald’s All-American. She had successful college basketball career and turned professional in 2013. She clinched many awards and honours such as 4 gold medals at different levels. She is also noted for her slender physical shape and sharp facial features. Back in 2009, she made it to the Faces in the Crowd segment of the Sports Illustrated issue. She appeared in Wild ‘n Out, a television film.
There are many other sports women who deserve to be mentioned in the list of the most beautiful athletes. CrossFit athlete Christmas Abbott, MMA fighter Rachel Cummins, professional rock climber Sierra Blair Coyle, tennis legends Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams: they are all noted for being the beauties in the world of sports. Each of these athletes represents a different definition of beauty, and together, they have proven, with their hard work and their achievements, that a woman’s worth, even in the world of entertainment, should be measured by much more than just physical beauty.