When you are a professional athlete, you are always going to be in the spotlight. When you happen to be absolutely gorgeous, you can imagine that spotlight is also going to extend to photoshoots or various modelling deals. It just so happens that being an athlete means you need to be in ridiculously good shape, and that also has the tendency to make you very aesthetically pleasing to the general population.
Below we have the 15 most beautiful blondes to do with the world of sports. We have wrestlers, golfers, and surfers. While not all of them are still active competitors, something tells me you're not going to find them any less attractive. In fact, perhaps that just means they'll spend less time doing cardio at the gym and more time doing cardio with you!
As you're quickly going to learn, being one of the most beautiful female athletes in the world also means that Sports Illustrated is probably going to come calling when their swimsuit issue rolls around. As a result, we've got some outstanding bikini photos of most of the women on the list, and the ones who we don't? Let's just say you probably still won't be complaining once you see the photos.
These are without a doubt 15 of the most beautiful women in the world, they just happen to also be good at sports and happen to be blonde. But let's be honest, when they look the way they do, their hair could be green and you'd probably still find them appealing!
15 Emilia Pikkarainen
Emilia was born in 1992, making her one of the youngest on our list but all that means is she has a bright future ahead of her. Emilia is a swimmer and represented Finland at the 2016 London Games. Emilia was able to take home a bronze medal in the 4x100 medley. As well as this, she holds the current Finish record for 50, 100 and 200 meter butterfly, as well as the record for the 200 meters individual medley.
Her beauty helped attract the attention of Valtteri Bottas and the two have been dating since 2010. Valterri may not be a household name to you, but he is currently a Formula One driver which is definitely no slouch of a career choice!
14 Lauren Sesselmann
Lauren Sesselmann may not be a household name, but she’s still an incredibly talented soccer player. While they were unable to win the gold, she captured Bronze with the Canadian national team at the 2012 Olympics.
On top of her soccer career, Lauren produced and is the trainer on the Fitness DVD program Fit As a Pro With Lauren Sesselmann. Though to be fair, if that’s what you are naming it, you really should be the one starring in it too.
One look at her in a bikini (as shown above) and it is clear that if she is telling you how to get in shape. It’s probably advice that you should listen to.
13 Blair O'Neal
How are you going to do a list like this and not include the woman that Golf.com called the “Most Beautiful Woman In Golf.” Blair O'Neal is not the most accomplished golfer in the world, but she is incredibly beautiful and her Instagram is full of photos that also show she has modelling aspirations. Sometimes the modelling even includes a golf club so I mean, that’s just like going golfing right?
Blaire competed on the Golf Channel reality show One Big Break in which the winner received a chance to play in the LPGA Tour Tournament. Showing she is not just a beautiful face, Blaire won the competition.
12 Maria Kirilenko
You may recognize Maria Kirilenko not from the tennis courts, but as being the long-term girlfriend of Alexander Ovechkin. The two dated for several years, but the wedding was called off a few months after they got engaged (making her the first but not the last person on here for that to happen to). Despite their relationship ending in 2014, Maria was already married to another man by 2015. She has recently given birth to a baby boy, meaning that her tennis racket may be the last thing on her mind. Fans of her will hope she returns though, as at one point Maria was ranked as the fifth female tennis player in the world.
11 Anna Kournikova
Anna Kournikova may not be hitting the tennis courts anymore, but there is no doubting she made an impact when she was playing. She won over 200 matches, but retired at the age of 21 after suffering serious back and spinal problems. Kournakova has also served as a Global Ambassador for Population Services “Five and Alive” program, which helps health crises that are aimed at young children and their families.
Want proof that she’s beautiful beyond just looking at her? She was named as the hottest female athelete by ESPN in 1998. In 2002, she took first place in the Hottest Women in the World according to FHM in the UK and the US.
10 Coco Ho
Coco Ho isn’t going to show up on your television screen any time soon, but she just happens to be one of the best surfers in the world. Born in Hawaii, Coco has been surfing since she was seven and has been able to capture over 25 awards in her career. Her beauty is obvious when you look at her, making her a natural selection when ESPN went looking for athletes for their Body Issue magazine. Coco appeared in the 2014 issue, where she also opened up about how she grew more confident in herself and how it was beautiful to be strong. It’s clear she’s in shape and it’s also clear that she is one of the most beautiful blondes in sports.
9 Eugenie Bouchard
Eugene Bouchard’s name was absolutely everywhere when she was rising to prominence. While Genie has yet to win a major title, she was able to reach the finals of a Grand Slam which is still an impressive accomplishment for her young age. There is no doubt that Genie is in good shape, after all, she plays tennis for a living. Combined with her long blonde hair that looks far better down, then tied up on a court, and you can see why she is considered to be one of the most beautiful blondes in sports.
8 Silje Norendal
When it comes to being some of the most beautiful women in the world, there is definitely no requirement that they need to be from North America. I can’t even begin to pronounce Silje Norendal’s name, but she’s an accomplished snowboarder from Norway. She’s also only 22 years old, so you have plenty of time to learn how to say it out loud. In 2013, Silje captured gold at the Women’s Slopestyle at the Winter X Games Europe. While she has yet to win a medal in the Olympics (finishing fourth in 2014), there is no doubt that if she rises to the top of her game, that the world, and logically the Sports Illustrated swimsuit team, is going to be keeping a close eye on her.
7 Ronda Rousey
You better choose your compliments very carefully when you go up to Ronda Rousey. She may not be the bustiest woman out there, but she’s got a right hook like nobody’s business and a body that is clearly well taken care of. On top of being one of the best female MMA fighters of all time, Rousey has expanded into different acting roles. Rousey appeared sans clothing for the ESPN Body Issue. Clearly it went well, because she was also on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit in 2016. I’m sure her fans are hoping she expands to more modelling work in the near future.
6 Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova is the greatest female Russian tennis player of all time. She is the only Russian to hold a career Grand Slam, she’s won a silver medal at the Olympics, and she’s been ranked as the top tennis player in the world five separate times. On top of being incredibly talented, Sharapova is absolutely gorgeous. In 2006, Maxim voted her as the Hottest Athlete in the World. That same year, she posed in a six-page bikini photoshoot for Sports Illustrated. As you can see with the above photo, it is clear why SI decided that six-pages was necessary to try and fully capture Sharapova's beauty.
5 Trish Stratus
Wrestling is not an easy job, especially if you are supposed to continue to look sexy throughout. Yet Trish Stratus always seemed to manage to find a way, solidifying herself as one of the most beautiful WWE Divas of all time. Trish was the recipient of WWE Babe Of The Year three times and while that’s not the most prestigious award: nobody is going to argue with it! Trish has recently shown off some brunette hair, but that doesn’t mean fans have forgotten about how iconic blonde hair.
4 Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn is one of the most famous American Skiers of all time. She has won four World Cup championships, as well as taking home a gold medal at the 2010 Olympic games. Vonn’s talents allowed her to cross paths with Tiger Woods at a charity event back in 2012. The two started dating in 2013, but broke up in May, 2015. Vonn has gone on the record and stated that she trains six to eight hours a day, six days a week during the summer in order to stay in shape. Clearly it works for her!
3 Hannah Teter
Hannah Teter is an American snowboarder who was able to capture gold at the 2006 Turin games. It also helped the world catch an eye of her when she competed in the 2010 games. She was then selected to model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Collection. While she only took home a silver medal in that year's games, Teter is still only 29 so you can imagine her future is still bright.
When asked about the photoshoot for Sport’s Illustrated, Teter stated:
“I don't believe in the criminalization of bodies and women having to be ashamed of their bodies. That's just so wrong.” Clearly she is pro-showing off her body. Let's hope she will have plenty of reasons to celebrate in the future.
2 Torrie Wilson
Torrie Wilson may not be as talented in the ring as the aforementioned Trish Stratus, but she lands as a higher spot on this list, so at least she has that going for her! Torrie's beauty has landed her a spot in Playboy multiple times and even if she is not as athletic as others on the list, there is no denying her sexual appeal. While she is no longer in the spotlight, fans are happy that there is no shortage of footage from her time in the WWE to help remember her. As the weather keeps getting nicer out, here's hoping Torrie can find herself on a beach in the very near future.
1 Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki is one of the best female tennis players in the world, so are you really shocked she also came in at number one on our list? Wozniacki held the number one position on the WTA for 67 weeks, but she has been unable to win a women’s Grand Slam. Her good looks and talent perhaps is how she caught the eye of golfer Rory McIlroy, who she dated (and was engaged to) for several years, but the two separated shortly after announcing their engagement. Much to the delight of her fanbase, Caroline agreed to appear in the 2015 Sports Illusrtated Swimsuit Issue. Perhaps more photos like that and Rory would come running back to her!