Swimsuit photo shoots have always dominated the sports world, as beautiful models, athletes and WAGs have scratched and clawed for that extra bit of attention. And thankfully, times aren’t close to changing.
While Sports Illustrated may host the best swimsuit talents, there are other sports beauties who also shined on the beach. Let’s take a look at the 15 hottest swimsuit models in sports today.
Grab that sunscreen, the heat can get intense.
15. Larissa Riquelme
After she rose to prominence during the 2010 FIFA World Cup by storing a Nokia cell phone in her frontal gap and cheering like a crazed baboon, it became clear that Paraguayan model Larissa Riquelme would do anything for an extra bit of attention. She is HOT!!
The Lingerie Football League is a dangerous place, featuring hard hits, seductive stares and unholy photo shoots. Pigskin and women, it doesn’t quite get any better.
13. Melanie Collins
When she’s not interviewing athletes or putting NHL boyfriend Scottie Upshall to bed, sexy reporter Melanie Collins is seemingly improving her portfolio. All she needs is a body of water, a camera and security!
12. Malia Jones
prinkled with Hawaiian, Spanish-Filipino, German and English descent, beautiful surfer Malia Jones gives the swimsuit scene a new flavor that we’re excited to try.
11. Kim Glass
While she’s obviously experienced, it’s Kim Glass’ height that has us inspired. Hovering around 6’3″, the volleyball star literally towers over her competition.
10. Kristi Leskinen
Snow can’t stop freestyle skier Kristi Leskinen from sporting sexy beach attire. Considering she was the first woman to complete a rodeo-720, we’d expect nothing less.
9. Selita Ebanks
Yea, we know she only appeared in the 2007 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, but Selita Ebanks has been around the sports world for quite a bit and looks amazing in a two-piece.
The Cayman Island-born model has been mentioned with Osi Umenyiora and Ryan Howard, yet it’s her beach outings that keep us interested.
8. Julie Henderson
From 2007 to 2010, Julie Henderson was a mainstay in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Since then she’s tried being a WAG (Aaron Rodgers), attempted the commercial industry and added to her photographic resume with sexy beach shots.
All we can ever concentrate on is connecting the freckles on her face.
7. Jessica White
Having appeared in every Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue from 2004 to 2011 (except the 2006 edition), Jessica White is obviously experienced.
It’s easy to see why she loves the beach so much, considering White hails from frigid Buffalo, New York.
6. Ana Ivanovic
Oh we love Ana Ivanovic’s aggressiveness on-and-off the court. The former World No. 1 Serbian tennis player clearly dominates with the racket (307 career singles wins), but it’s her confident aura on camera that has us nodding with approval.
Her natural ability can’t be stifled.
5. Brooklyn Decker
Someone has to keep neurotic Andy Roddick tame, and nobody seems more qualified than Brooklyn Decker. She is a double-decker skyscraper among a collection of brownstones.
4. Kate Upton
The beautiful cover model of this year’s Sports Illustrated issue…But let’s not forget Kate Upton’s memorable appearance on last season’s edition, when she won Rookie of the Year.
Upton’s iconic beauty mark, ridiculous inability to deny a relationship with Mark Sanchez and sexy figure continue to cement her name in the record books.
3. Abbey Clancy
Possibly the sexiest soccer WAG known to man, English model Abbey Clancy has a breathtaking ability to please the crowd that never ceases to amaze us.
Her relationship with lanky adulterer Peter Crouch, however, never fails to perplex us.
2. Bar Refaeli
After becoming the first Israeli model to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (2007), Bar Refaeli seemingly had her sights set on her next endeavor.
Acquiring the cover spot of the 2009 edition was a step in the right direction.
1. Arianny Celeste
Our personal favorite perhaps, molds were broken and records shattered in the creation of Arianny Celeste.
There are few magazines this sexy ring girl hasn’t posed for, as well as few poses that don’t cause a frenzy.
She is perfection!