The funny journey of the athlete reproduction process usually pegs the unborn offspring to automatically be physically gifted and mentally driven. Athletes tend to attract and gravitate towards beautiful people creating the perfect Upon birth, you watch them slowly grow up either realizing they will take their parents place, or draw attention to themselves in other ways, like their looks. To have it all generally lands you in the category of icon status, but usually, one or the other will do. It's undeniable that the support systems of athletes is often overlooked, unless of course there is a daughter on the sidelines that happens to be outshining their superstar parent.
Good genes is often the case with these girls, but who is to say good docs weren’t involved in a little bit of the enhancement process? When athletes combine with other athletes, supermodels, actresses and more, the results to the basic math equation are devastating. As a result, they put their good looks and last names to use, seeking out the spotlight from screen time to modeling, and even the newly developed world of viral social media modeling.
From all around the world, here are the Top 20 Hottest Daughters of Former Athletes.
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20 Deepika Padukone - Prakash Padukone
Deepika Padukone is an Indian film actress who is not only the highest paid but cited as the nation's most popular and attractive personality. She has received several awards for her work. As a teenager, however, she wasn’t always your favorite Bollywood actress as she followed in her father, Prakash Pukadone’s, athletic footsteps mirroring him in playing badminton at national level championships, as he was a player of international repute. She used to wake up at five in the morning to go for physical training before heading off to school to come home and play badminton, then wake up and do it all again the next day.
So it comes as no surprise that she left her promising career in the sport to pursue fashion modeling where she soon was receiving offers for on-screen roles, which is how we know of her today.
19 Nicki Meyer - Urban Meyer
Nicki Meyer is the oldest daughter of Ohio State football head coach Urban Meyer. Urban played football at the University of Cincinnati, but took to being on the sidelines more and went on to coach the Florida Gators to multiple championship games before Ohio. Nicki is best known for making headlines when she actually drafted her own contract for the coach, her dad, on a pink notebook paper before he took the job at Ohio State. Meyer was a Georgia Tech athlete playing on the volleyball team as a libero/defensive specialist for all four years at the school, and was even named to the ACC All-Academic Team in 2011. She isn’t just a pretty face though; she graduated with a degree in business administration, and unfortunately for you, met her match who has since put a ring on it.
18 Alexandria Schlereth - Mark Schlereth
Alexandria Schlereth is the daughter of three-time champion and NFL guard Mark, who can now be found sitting on the panels on ESPN. Born in Alaska, but raised in Colorado, the brunette beauty is now currently living in Los Angeles pursuing her acting and modeling career. After having a childhood of being bounced around the map she went in the opposite direction of sports because she wasn’t sure if she ever really liked playing them (we would have watched her anyway).
After her father's numerous surgeries he had during his career, he retired when she was 16 years old, and at 18 years old she made the jump to L.A. With no previous acting experience hearing no became second nature to her until fives years later and she is finally on the verge of hitting it big starring in a prime-time drama “Desire”.
17 Cassie Trammell - Judy Trammell
Cassie Trammel is the daughter of former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and current head choreographer for the squad, Judy Trammel. Judy is also known as she appears on the CMT reality series Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team. Of the three kids, Cassie chose to follow in her mama’s footsteps cheering for eight years with Cheer Athletics winning a national title, as well as two gold medals at the All-star Cheerleading World Championships. She later cheered on the Cowboys squad from 2008-2013 as the leader. Cassie’s success has been a long time coming as she started at the age of three and worked her way up to cheerleading success.
Also, we know what you’re thinking; yes cheerleading is a sport, and no she is not single as her marriage was publically chronicled on Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Brides.
16 Gina Carano - Glenn Carano
Gina Carano is an actress, television personality, fitness model, and former mixed martial artist. Her father, Glenn Carano, was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for seven seasons after he attended and played at the University of Nevada. During her MMA career she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC where her popularity began to warrant her the title of the “face of women’s MMA” back in 2008. Her record in the ring was 12-1-1 in Muay Thai and 7-1 in MMA, so remind the next guy you see not to get on her bad side.
If she still isn’t really sounding familiar think Fast & Furious 6, or maybe Deadpool is a place you might have seen her. Ahh yes, Angel Dust is ringing a few bells, she’s that super strong chick who battles it out with that big guy made of chrome. She has made a name for herself on her own and you can see her on Maxim’s Hot 100 list.
15 Jordin Sparks - Phillippi Sparks
Jordin Sparks is pretty much a household name as she rose to fame and found a place in your heart when she won the sixth season of American Idol at just 17 years old back in 2007, aka the youngest winner ever. Her first album released that year went platinum (duh), and she has been listed on VH1’s “100 Greatest Women in Music” list. Before Jordin, her last name was probably already one you knew as her dad was drafted by the New York Giants out of Arizona State University where he played cornerback opposite Jason Sehorn for six years, becoming a talented tandem.
Jordin’s breakthrough on American Idol was a long time coming as she had previously auditioned for the show but didn’t quite make the cut. Her success led her to TV screens, Broadway plays, and a lengthy relationship with fellow artist Jason Derulo, but don’t worry they’ve since broken up.
14 Brittny Gastineau - Mark Gastineau
Brittny Gastineau is a model, socialite, and reality TV star. Born and raised in New York, she is the daughter of former Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau. During her modeling peak she had an endorsement deal with L’Oreal Paris, at the same time posing as the face of used-to-be-hot brand Ed Hardy. She still lands a few magazine layouts every now and then, but is best known for appearing on shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians and The Hills. She landed a deal back in 2004 and began development on E! Network for production on The Gastineau Girls, which to must dismay lasted only two seasons.
Her most recent appearance was alongside Sacha Baron Cohen in his movie Bruno, in which she later revealed she regretted. Ouch!
13 Kate Mara - Timothy Mara
Kate Mara, aka Rooney, is another New York-born and raised beauty, and daughter to NFL scout and vice president of the New York Giants player evaluation, Timothy Mara. Her mother’s side of the family has held ownership in the Pittsburgh Steelers football team since 1933, and her father's side has had ownership with the Giants since 1925. So it’s pretty safe to say football runs in the Mara veins. She has sung at both teams games and even has it stated in her working contract that she can't attend if either team goes to the Super Bowl.
Rooney has had a beyond successful film career appearing in movies such as We Are Marshall, Transcendence, Fantastic Four, and The Martian. She is currently residing in Los Angeles and is a well-known activist for veganism, as well as being one of the prominent faces of the Humane Society of the United States.
12 Bianca La Russa - Tony La Russa
Bianca La Russa is the daughter of former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. Tony started his MBL career in 1963 and to this day has yet to retire from the league. He started off playing for the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics and finished on the Chicago Cubs. As a manager, he has guided his teams to three World Series, six league championships, and twelve division titles. So, it may have come as a bit of a surprise when his cute little daughter stayed away from baseball and was a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, better known as a Raiderette. Her dancing was unfortunately short lived as she had multiple bulging and herniated discs and was forced to quit. Bianca helps her dad’s Animal Rescue Foundation, which is making us sense a pattern of these beautiful daughters and four-legged friends.
11 Bianca Gascoigne - Paul Gascoigne
Bianca Gascoigne is a British glamour model and television personality. Her stepfather is Paul Gascoigne, a former England international footballer and football manager (football as in soccer). You might know him better by his nickname Gazza, or for the fact he has been named “the most naturally gifted English midfielder of his generation”.
Now back to Bianca. She has appeared in Maxim and won reality TV show Love Island back in 2006, which was set in Fiji. She has appeared on multiple reality shows since then and the blonde bombshell is often seen running around in next to nothing whether it be the beach or the streets. While her father is best known for his time in the soccer world, it is his daughter who has been adored because of her beauty.
10 Rachel Bradshaw - Terry Bradshaw
A football legend, Terry Bradshaw is a former quarterback who played with the Pittsburgh Steelers for 14 years, winning four Super Bowls in a six-year span. Bradshaw is now an analyst and co-host of Fox NFL Sunday, as well as guest starring in multiple movies and on TV. During one of his four marriages (the third to be exact), Bradshaw had two daughters, one of which was Rachel. Upon graduating high school, this country music crooner with legs that would rival Carrie Underwood’s, pursued her music career going as far as appearing on the popular country music show Nashville. As well, she graduated from Belmont University in Tennessee, and is tragically the widow of former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas, who was killed in a car accident two years ago.
9 Deiondra Sanders - Deion Sanders
Deiondra Sanders namesake comes from her father NFL Hall of Famer and baseball player, Deion Sanders. He has two Super Bowls under his belt with both the 49ers and Cowboys, and was an outfielder for numerous teams including the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. Deiondra didn’t exactly follow in her father’s athletic footsteps and instead is the owner of an online shoe boutique; along with launching her own hairline “Love Me Extensions." In addition to her business ventures, her and her brother started a foundation to give back to the community called “Anything Is Possible." That’s not all though as she is most known for her appearances on the reality show based around her family, “Deion’s Family Playbook," chronicling the adventures of her father's marriages and children.
8 Elizabeth Montana - Joe Montana
Joe Montana is known for his one of a kind comeback gene with 31 fourth quarter come-from-behind wins and four Super Bowls to his name. In addition it has been made clear that there should be other things to be proud of, such as his daughter Elizabeth. Back in 2005, she tried to break into the world of modeling because of her obvious good looks, but that didn’t exactly pan out for the blonde haired brown eyed beauty and we can't figure out why.
She attended Notre Dame University in Indiana (which is her father's alma mater) when she realized she was not going to pursue modeling. She later started a public relations firm in 2010 and has even been in commercials with her dad.
7 Angela Rypien - Mark Rypien
Angela Sue Rypien is a quarterback in the Legends Football League, so you may have seen her every now and then. The Baltimore Sun called her the most prominent player in the league and we think she has her daddy to thank for that. Mark Rypien is kind of a legend himself as he is the only Canadian chosen as a Super Bowl MVP when his team the Washington Redskins won many moons ago.
On top of her team commitment, Angela is a spokesperson for brands such as Under Armour and was even a stylist prior to playing football. At one time, she had been hired by two different teams in the Lingerie Football League, serving as the quarterback for the Seattle Mist, as well as the Baltimore Charm.
6 Jasmyn Wilkins - Gerald Wilkins
Jasmyn “Jazz” Wilkins was born in Tennessee to a father who lived a busy NBA career. Throughout her childhood they hopped from state to state as her dad, Gerald Wilkins, played on teams ranging from the Vancouver Grizzlies, to the New York Knicks. Not to mention her brother is in the NBA too, Damien Wilkins, clearly suggesting a long line of basketball royalty. When it was finally time to settle down after her father's retirement she graduated high school and went on to attend Clemson University, and is now at Georgia State majoring in nursing.
Her most notable achievement is, of course, the fact that she has participated in Miss Universe (she came as fourth runner-up back in 2012) representing Georgia, USA.
5 Nastia Liukin - Valeri Liukin
Nastia Liukin made herself a household name back in 2008 as a member of the American Olympic gymnastics team alongside her good friend and roommate, Shawn Johnson. She is the 2008 individual all-around champion, and the 2005 and 2007 world champion on the balance beam putting most of the population to shame who can't even walk in a straight line on the floor. The list could honestly keep going as she is also a four-time all around US national champion and has nine world champion medals, okay deep breath now.
This blond beauty is the daughter of two Soviet champion gymnasts (shocker), her father Valeri Liukin a 1988 Summer Olympics gold medalist and her mom Anna, a champion in rhythmic gymnastics. Off the floor, Nastia has made numerous media appearances including an episode of Gossip Girl, Dancing with the Stars, and is a contributor to coverage on the Olympic games.
4 The Larionov Sisters - Igor Larionov
Igor Larionov is a retired ice hockey player turned Russian agent, better known as The Professor. He was an instrumental figure in helping Soviet players make the jump across seas to break into the NHL. He won three Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings and is a hall of fame member. So I guess you could say he won a ring for each kid, two of which are daughters named Alyonka and Diana. You probably remember Alyonka after her quick rise to fame on the arm of Alex Ovechkin at the 2009 NHL Awards, who is also a producer, interview and TV personality. Alongside her is sister Diana, who is a makeup artist who went to school in Chicago. Both are based in Los Angeles.
3 Alexa Flutie - Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie is a former NFL quarterback who also played in the CFL. He attended Boston College where he received the Heisman trophy, and threw a touchdown pass in 1984 that is considered to be among the greatest moments in college football. That’s not the only legendary touchdown he made as he married his high school sweetheart and had a bombshell daughter named Alexa. Alexa is formerly a New England Patriots cheerleader, before moving to be a San Diego Chargers cheerleader where she started to come out of her shell and shine a little brighter. She knows how to move and is currently a cheer and dance coach at the Florida Institute of Technology. She recently got married to a Marine, with the venue of choice being the Magic Kingdom at Disney World.
2 Kendall and Kylie Jenner - Caitlyn Jenner
A little bit of a confusing one but daughters of an athlete nonetheless. Kendall and Kylie Jenner are the daughters of Bruce Jenner, a retired Olympic gold-medal winning decathlete, now known as Caitlyn. Basically born and raised in the spotlight these sisters have made their mark on the world in their own ways. Kylie is slowly (or should I say quickly) building an empire on Lip Kits and cosmetics, while Kendall is parading down all the runways from Paris to New York, including a recent honor of being the cover girl for the September issue of Vogue.
Time magazine has previously listed the sisters as part of The 25 Most Influential Teens, as together they launched a science fiction book, and yes we know what you're thinking, there was a ghostwriter involved. Kendall and Kylie are among a broad of six kids whose lives are hard to keep up with on Keeping up with the Kardashians.
1 Paulina Gretzky - Wayne Gretzky
Finally, here we are at number one and I’m sure not much of a surprise to you. Paulina Gretzky is the eldest child of hockey legend Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky, who played in the NHL for twenty seasons. Paulina is a model, singer and celebutante. She made her modeling debut on the cover of Flare magazine in 2005, which her model mom, Janet, also graced the cover of in her day, and has had cameo’s in movies such as Grown Ups 2.
She is currently the fiancée to golfing pro Dustin Johnson, posing on the cover of Golf Digest to mark the occasion, and the two already have a son together so I guess this officially makes her MILF material. She is known for her social media presence and the photos she posts on her Instagram page.
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