Amanda BeardIt is hard to ignore the sex appeal of most athletes. Their toned bodies, intense focus, and undeniable power make many of them objects of our affection. I don't think there's anything wrong with highlighting the good looks of some of the sports stars out there who won the genetic lottery and came out of the womb pretty and absurdly athletic.
Female athletes are no exception -- some of these famous sports ladies could be professional models. But don't quit the team, girls! We need you out there looking fine and playing hard ball like real champions. Kudos to you for looking good while kicking butt. Here are my top five hottest female athletes.
Amanda Beard captured our hearts as the 15-year-old teddy-bear-clutching teen on the US Olympic swim team. When she came back as a 19-year-old, and a 23-year-old, look out! The swimming pool caught fire.
Softball star pitcher Jennie Finch lead the US Olympic team to a gold medal in 2004 and a silver medal in 2008. The 6'1" stunner can really throw some heat.
Anna Kournikova has ranked as high as the world's eighth best single female tennis player, and was ranked #1 with her partner, Martina Hingis, in doubles. The Russian-American beauty has a drink named after her: a white Russian with skim milk is called the Anna Kournikova.
Lisa Leslie is to women's basketball as Michael Jordan is to men's. She won the MVP award in the WNBA three times and is a four time Olympic gold medalist.
Paula Creamer is a 24-year-old golf phenom who's won 11 tournaments, 9 of which have been on the LPGA tour. Four! Hottie on in the clubhouse.
Which beautiful female athlete would you add to the list?