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20 SEXIEST ATHLETES OF 2014

20 SEXIEST ATHLETES OF 2014
Kaboom! Magazine.com 20 Sexiest Athletes of 2014! By: Tyson Paul Coming along way from only being able to participate in professional sports when the men were off at war, female athletes have become dominant forces in almost every sport including football, pro wrestling, mma, basketball, baseball, hockey, NASCAR, surfing, and even Soccer. Women are in the sporting news spotlight more than ever before and is only getting brighter and brighter by the day. What has changed the most throughout the rise of women’s sports is the sexual appeal of the female athlete. Women have gone from “I’m too pretty to play sports” to “Yes I’m beautiful and I can also kick your ass”. Last year Kaboom! Magazine.com created one of most popular features of the year by naming our 13 Sexiest Athletes of 2013. This year, Kaboom! our sexiest feature back but instead just naming 13 sexy athletes, we decided to expanded the list and 20 of the sexiest athletes of 2014. Including WWE Divas, LFL stars, water sports icons, MMA brawlers, and beautiful hoop stars; Kaboom! Magazine has compiled list of 20 of the sexiest athletes in the world this year. Now only are these athletes beautiful, but they’re also at the top of their professions. So without further or do, let’s checkout the 20 Sexiest Athletes of 2014. Sydney_Leroux_Article1 20. Sydney Leroux (U.S. Soccer) Instagram: @sydneyleroux Twitter: @sydneyleroux In 2012, Leroux was the youngest member of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team at the London Olympics and managed to break the world record for number of goals from a substitute player scoring 10 goals. Now the 23 year-old UCLA grad is considered one of the best forwards in the world playing for the Seattle Reign FA. Known to be fearless on the soccer field, Sydney uses that same fearless to become a dominant figure in pop culture. This past year, Leroux was featured in the “Winning in a Winter Wonderland” commercial for Nike and showcased her unique tattoos while posing nude on the cover of 2013 ESPN the Magazine annual “The Body Issue”. 1475796_586318408088337_1892543359_n 19. Paris Prado (Sacramento State Softball Player) Instagram: @parismae15 Twitter: @P_Ma15 Thank you god for finally putting someone on this earth that can give Mike Pizza a run for his money when comes to sexiest catcher of all-time. Northern California native Paris Prado is a star catcher for Sacramento State University. Prado has come a very long way since starting her softball career at Sac State when she couldn’t even make the spring team. Now as a senior, not only is she on the team, but she was recently announced as a captain for the 2014 season. Prado is currently playing like Mike Pizza batting .297, scoring 6 runs, and 2 RBIs through 6 games this year with the Hornets recording a 5-1 record. alana-blanchard-hottest-surfer-picture 18. Alana Blanchard (Professional Surfer) Instagram: @alanaRblanchard Twitter: @alanaRblanchard Spring has officially come back into play and nobody more excited about the smell of fresh water than pro surfer and bikini model Alana Blanchard. A native of Kauai, Hawaii, Blanchard started surfing at the tender age of 4 and has been surfing competitively since she was 9. She’s won numerous surfing competitions, including a Women’s Pipeline Championship title, and currently surfs on the ASP World Tour. In 2013, Sports Illustrated named Alana to the Top 25 under 25 list, a list that featured the country’s greatest “athletic performers,” which includes everything from pro athletes to sports journalists to Olympians. Not only is she one of the best female surfers in the world, but she’s drop dead gorgeous. Blanchard is also an incredible businesswoman, as she took her beach lifestyle to the next level when she unveiled her own bikini collection with Rip Curl. summer-rae1 17. Summer Rae (WWE Diva) Instagram: @summerraewwe Twitter: @RealSummerWWE E! No. 1 show “Total Divas” decided to add more eye candy this season as fellow diva Summer Rae joined the all-star cast……and you can never have enough eye candy. A former LFL football player, the 5’10” 125 Rae spent four seasons playing cornerback for the Chicago Bliss. In 2011, Rae signed with the WWE and became a ring announcer for WWE NXT in 2012. In 2013, Summer was called up to the main roster of the WWE as the dance partner/valet for WWE superstar Fandango. Summer Rae immediately became a fan favorite and even scored her first pinfall victory over the fellow “Total Divas” cast member Natalya. Not since Kelly Kelly and Stacey Keibler has the WWE had a blonde bombshell the likes of Summer Rae and she is well on her way to becoming the cream of WWE diva crop. 538867_506446909384005_246284644_n 16. Jackie Perez (Crossfit Competitor) Instagram: @jackie585 Twitter: @jackiep585 A former college volleyball player, Northern California Crossfit athlete Jackie Perez has always been a fierce competitor. One of the most recognized Crossfit coaches on the west coast, Perez has competed in the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games All four of the years Jackie Perez has managed to qualify for the NorCal Regionals where she finished in the Top 20 and in 2012 she finished in the Top 10. Jackie also competes in several other CrossFit events, including FemmeFit where she finished in the Top 10. Also Jackie took 2nd Place at the inaugural Nor Cal CrossFit Competition. A graduate in Kinesiology from Cal-State Hayward, Jackie was a member of the CSA Team that won the 2012 Moxie Madness Team CrossFit Competition which was a great boost to bring the Affiliate Cup home to CSA. Jackie Perez has an unbelievable wealth of personal training, fitness and CrossFit coaching experience to go along with all of her other personal acheivments. dylan-dakota-the-gonzalez-twins-reasons-to-watch-kansas-jayhawks-2014-pic0071 15. Dakota & Dylan Gonzalez (Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players) Instagram: @misss_kota @miss_dyl Twitter: @dollbaby_duo Two is always better than one, which is why you can’t have Dakota on this list with her twin sister Dylan. The Kansas Jayhawks women’s basketball team didn’t win that many games this season, but we didn’t know that because we couldn’t take our eyes off of either of the Gonzalez twins. Dakota and Dylan were the 2012 Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year co-runner up and also the 2012 all-area co-players of the year. They both signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Kansas. The twins became internet sensation in 2013 gaining over 32,000 twitter followers and over 400,000 followers a piece on Instagram. They have hung out with Kevin Hart and even been rumored to be dating NBA all-star Anthony Davis. We’re gonna love watching these girls grow up and become phenomenal women. 74216_637149146309687_1633711405_n 14. Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (MMA Fighter) Instagram: @Jessamynduke Twitter: @jessamynduke Fighting her way to the No. 14 spot on our list is MMA beauty Jessamyn Duke. We first got introduced to Jessamyn in 2013 when she was a cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter”. She defeated Laura Howarth via submission due to a triangle choke during the entry round and was the second female pick of Team Rousey. Duke was defeated in the elimination round by Raquel Pennington, but the fight earned both fighters “Fight of the Season” honors. She went on to make her promotional debut with UFC at the TUF 18 finale, where she defeated fellow teammate Peggy Morgan. Since the ending of the show, Duke has moved to Venice, CA and trained with TUF coach Ronda Rousey and is scheduled to fight undefeated MMA fighter Bethe Correia at UFC 172 on April 26th. Before she became an MMA fighter, Duke was a model in her home state of Kentucky. Even though she was a model, Jessamyn always considered herself as a time because she always wanted to play with the boys. If I was her husband, I would make sure I did the dishes every night. 968full-trinity-mccray 13. Trinity Fatu (WWE Diva) Instagram: @trinitymccray Twitter: @NaomiWWE For almost a decade, Serena Williams held the title of “Best Ass Athlete”, but now it might be time for Serena to hand the crown over to Trinity Fatu. Trinity along with her tag-team partner Cameron came into her own in 2013, when she was casted in WWE hit reality TV show “Total Divas” which went on to become the No. 1 show on the E! network. Known to WWE fans as diva Naomi Knight, Trinity this past year has established herself as the most athletic woman in the WWE divas division including defeating current WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee on several occasions. She was in line for a shot at the Divas title in 2013, but suffered an eye injury that caused her to unable to compete for almost three months. Trinity has recently returned to WWE action and is already back on track for WWE Divas title opportunity. _MG_2517 12. Liz Gorman (Legends Football League Player) Instagram: @elizabethgracegorman Twitter: @lizgorman1 No. 5 on last year Kaboom! Magazine.com “13 Sexiest Athletes of 2013”, LFL star Liz Gorman returns to our exclusive countdown this year at No. 12. A former NCAA soccer star whom joined the LFL as a free agent in 2009, Gorman has gone on to become the greatest defensive players to ever play in the league. Last year Gorman signed a 3-year deal with the LA Temptations and has since traveled all over the world as part of the LFL promotional tour in Australia. Liz is also a fitness model, personal trainer, and brand consultant in the Los Angeles area. Games_CamilleLeblancBazinetathleteprofile_screenshot 11. Camilie Leblanc-Bazinet (Crossfit Competitor) Instagram: @CamilleLbaz Twitter: @CamilleLbaz Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is one of the top ranked Crossfit Athletes in the world. She splits her time between Canada and the United States as she juggles college and being one of the rising stars of Crossfit. With a background in high level gymnastics since she was 3 years old Camille has always been one to push herself to the extreme. After retiring from gymnastics at 16 she tried just about every other sport out there including: half marathons, volleyball, flag football, soccer, skiing, and even rugby. Not long after starting CrossFit Camille decided to compete in the CrossFit Games Sectionals. She was able to advance to the CrossFit Games where she competed against the 50 fittest women on earth. At her first games experience this relatively unknown girl from a little farm in Quebec, Canada stunned the CrossFit community by placing 9th overall. Julianna-Pena-Knee-Injury 10. Julianna Pena (UFC Fighter) Instagram: @VenezuelanVixen Twitter: @VenezuelanVixen The world was introduced to Julianna Pena when she was selected No. 1 by Miesha Tate during “The Ultimate Fighter” season 18. Peña faced Gina Mazany in the elimination fight to get into the house. She controlled the fight from early on, winning a clear unanimous decision victory after two rounds. Pena went on to defeat Shayna Baszler, Sarah Moras, and Jessica Rakoczy on her way to becoming the first female TUF champion. Pena has a 5-2 professional record and is currently ranked #10 in the world in the bantamweight divison. Julianna was scheduled to fight in 2014, but suffered an knee injury during training that will hold her out of action for the rest of 2014. adrian-purnell-lingerie-football-league-portrait-wizxtrzwgf0xjpg-zq2hactk 9. Adrian Purnell (Legends Football League Player) Instagram: @imastartariot Twitter: @yoadriannnn As the Legends Football League begins to expand its global reach, another legendary player joins the ambitious Australian division. One of the defensive stalwarts for the Jacksonville Breeze, Adrian Purnell has joined the Western Australia Angels. Purnell was named 2013 LFL Defensive Player of the Year and is a 3x league all-star. She is an outstanding talent that makes any team she plays with a competitor. A former Hooters girl who also earned her university degree at the University of South Florida, Adrian is a hardworking woman and a role model for young girls. Alex Morgan 8. Alex Morgan (U.S. Soccer) Instagram: @alexmorgan13 Twitter: @alexmorgan13 Coming at No. 2 on our list last year, Alex Morgan may be the hottest athlete to come around in a very long time. Able work and party like Pete Rose in his prime, Morgan burst onto the national scene as a member of the U.S. Women’s World Cup squad in 2011, scoring in both the semi-finals and finals for the U.S. She followed that up by winning a gold medal at the Olympics and endorsement deals with Nike, Coke, Chapstick, and Bank of America. She’s become a media darling off the field as well, appearing in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and even signing a three-book deal to write a series of novels for middle school girls. 20130905_Light_BellaDraftPicks_HOMEPAGE 7. The Bella Twins (WWE Divas) Instagram: @baciamibella @briannagc Twitter: @NicoleAndBri Entering on our list last year at the No. 3 spot, this year the world’s most recognizable twins Brie and Nikki Bella come in at No. 7. The Bella Twins returned to the WWE in 2013 and had their most success year in the company. Both former WWE Divas Champions, Brie and Nikki changed the way people looked at the Divas division by starring in E! No. 1 show “Total Divas”. Not only did the show make the Bellas even bigger household names than before, but it also raised their social media following from the thousands to the millions. 121107012031-fittest-women-annie-thorisdottir-horizontal-gallery 6. Annie Thorisdottir (Crossfit Competitor) Instagram: @anniethorisdottir Twitter: @IcelandAnnie Annie Thorisdottir, a world-renown competitor who originated from a small town in Iceland, has taken the CrossFit world by storm. She competed in many sporting events growing up and continually finished on top of the others who competed against her. She has eight years of gymnastic experience, two years of ballet, and in addition, she has two years of pole vaulting. Annie Thorisdottir was named the Reebok Crossfit Games Champion in 2011 and 2012, deeming her the title of the “Fittest Woman on Earth”. Not only is she a CrossFit champion, but “Iceland Annie” is s currently studying chemistry and bio-chem, in hopes to eventually go into the medical field. op44-236469 5. Anastasia Ashley (Surfer) Instagram: @AnastasiaAshley Twitter: @AnastasiaAshley Born in Southern California, Anastasia Ashley moved to Hawaii and started competing in surfing competition at the tender age of 7. Ashley has yet to turn her back on any of the world’s oceans and has won a plethora of awards and distinctions in the process, including the Association of Professional Surfer’s Triple Crown Rookie of the Year, the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s women’s championship and the Pro Surf Tour of America’s women’s tour championship. Anastasia has become one of the most visible faces in the sport, as well as one of its most coveted athletes, landing sponsorships with Oakley, Infinity Surfboards, and PowerBar, and becoming one of PETA’s most prominent spokespeople. Labeled by many as the world’s “Sexiest Vegan” Ashley was asked to be one of the featured athletes in Sports Illustrated 2014 Swimsuit Issue. Plus Anastasia also gives Miley Cyrus a run for her money with some pretty sick twerk moves during her pregame warm-ups….how can any man resist the twerk? PLEASE CONTINUE TO DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT! aj-lee-injured 4. AJ Lee (WWE Diva) Twitter: @WWEAJLee Every man has that one girlfriend that was alittle crazy in the head, but her craziness was well worth the ride. WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee has used her crazy, sexy, cool personality to become the longest reigning Divas champion in WWE history. Union City, New Jersey native, AJ Lee has gone from being this generations annoying heel valet to being the cornerstone of WWE’s Divas division. AJ is arguably the most relatable diva in company history because of her comic book nerd background, small frame, and natural beauty. Even being the smallest person in the WWE, Lee is one of the best wrestlers in the business highlighted by her finishing move the Black Widow. Maxim did a voting poll for their annual Hot 100 issue and AJ Lee ran away from the competition with over 38,000 fan votes earning the cover of the exclusive issue. There’s just nothing hotter than a hot woman who beats up on other hot women…and some men that are a lot bigger than her. Ronda-Rousey-2014-Wallpaper-1600x900 3. Ronda Rousey (UFC Fighter) Instagram: @RondaRousey Twitter: @RondaRousey She considers herself to be the baddest woman on the planet….and we totally agree with that. Coming in at No. 3 is the UFC first and current women’s bantamweight champion Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey. Rousey is currently the No. 1 pound for pound WMMA fighter on the planet and the most famous MMA fighter in the world men or women. Not only is Ronda Rousey the reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion, but she is also officially one of the hottest women in the world. The 26-year-old MMA superstar earned the 29th spot on Maxim’s 2013 “Hot 100” list. A bronze medalist in judo in the 2008 Olympics who made her pro MMA debut in 2011, Rousey previously stripped down for the ESPN The Magazine’s annual “Body Issue” in 2012. Recently taking care of rival Miesha Tate and undefeated fighter Sara McMann, Ronda will star in the films “The Expendables 3” and “Fast & Furious 7”, which will mark her first feature film roles. Ronda Rousey will star in “Athena Project” and is also tapped for one of the female leads in the upcoming “Entourage” movie. 130517-gallery-diggins-3-600 2. Skylar Diggins (WNBA Player) Instagram: @skydigg4 Twitter: @skydigg4 She even got Drizzy Drake worshiping the ground she walk on. After a standout rookie season in the WNBA, Skylar Diggins is making quite a first impression in social media and pop culture. The 23-year-old Tulsa Shock guard who was voted to the WNBA’s All-Rookie Team after the 2013 season joined surfer Anastasia Ashley and U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan as the athletes appearing in the 2014 edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. A dynamic personality on and off the court, Skylar Diggins is taking women’s basketball to a level it’s never seen before. A five-time USA Basketball gold medalist and a four-time college All-American, the native of South Bend, Ind. Was the first female athlete to sign with Jay Z new sports agency Roc Nation Sports. Eva_Marie_as_Jessica_Rabbit_01 1. Eva Marie (WWE Diva) Instagram: @natalieevamarie Twitter: @natalieevamarie To say that WWE Diva Eva Marie went No. 1 with a bullet would be a huge understatement. Introduced to the world on the premiere episode of E! hit show “Total Divas”, Eva immediately was forced to make a very drastic change to her appearance by dying her hair red. The change did however worked out in her favor, instantly becoming the sexiest woman on reality TV. Due to the success of the show, the former Cal-State Fullerton soccer star has went to be featured on Sports Illustrated.com and in Maxim magazine. The captain of #AllRedEverything was also recently added to the WWE main roster and will be in a match at Wrestlemania XXX in the Vickie Guerrero WWE Divas Championship Invitational for the WWE Divas championship. Young, sexy, ambitious, accomplished, and most importantly BRIGHT RED; we could defiantly see Eva Marie being No. 1 on our list for many years to come. Do you agree with Eva Marie being No. 1 on our list?, Do you think someone should be added to list?, Is this list sexy enough for you? Leave us a comment and let us know right now at www.kaboom-magazine.com