17 Athletes Who Should Give Modeling A Shot

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Athletes have demanding careers and deal with a lot of pressure to perform. Some have the added pressure of being constantly looked at because of their looks. Though cameras are on them constantly as athletes, their looks could put them in front of a camera as models. Check out some of the best looking athletes from around the world who could possibly make it in the modeling world.


Blair O’Neal

Blair is a professional golfer and the winner of the Golf Channel’s Big Break: Dominican Republic. Blair began golfing at the age of eleven. She’s been a golfer ever since. She is currently on the LPGA Symetra Tour. Blair is a gorgeous woman who isn’t shy in front of a camera so modeling could be in her future.

Lauryn Eagle

When you think of boxers, you usually don’t think of modeling as an alternative or side career. A sport where people purposely try to mess your face kind of takes that option of the table but Lauryn Eagle is the exception. Lauryn Eagle is an Australian professional boxer, but her looks make her a candidate for modeling. She even won Miss Teen International in 2004.

Michelle Waterson

Known as “The Karate Hottie”, Michelle Waterson is a mixed martial artist with killer moves and looks. Michelle practices karate, wushu, muay thai, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. She made her MMA debut in 2007 winning her first match. Even though she if in a sport where everyone in trying to crack her mug, Michelle has the body and the face to be a full time model.

Allison Stokke

Allison Stokke’s claim to fame was not cause of her athletic ability, but due to a picture of her in a track outfit going viral. Allison is a pole vaulter, with a slim model-esque body and good looks. There aren’t many pictures of Allison Stokke outside of the track and that’s a shame. If there is one person that should be a model it is Allison Stokke.

Maryeve Dufault

Maryeve Dufault is a native of Canada and a race car driver. She comes from a family of racing, following her father and brother’s footsteps. The difference between her father and brother is that, Maryeve is drop dead gorgeous. She has started a model career but it wouldn’t hurt to see more.

Jennifer Barretta

Playing a nice game of pool is pretty cool. What makes it better is having a beauty opponent or partner. Jennifer Barretta is the perfect pool player in my opinion. Not only is she a professional at pool she looks really good playing too. Getting her in a photo shoot should be someone’s top priority.

Anatonija Misura

Anatonija Misura is a professional basketball player in Croatia. She has represented Croatia in the 2012 Olympics. She is the starting point guard for the national team. Anatonija is easy on the eyes on and off the court. Anatonija Misura has found her name at the top of a few “hottest athletes” list on different blogs.

Ana Ivonovic

A Serbian tennis player, Ana Ivonovic is a joy to watch. Weather she’s playing tennis or not. She was once ranked number one in the world back in 2008. On top of a prosperous tennis career, Ana has recently jumped into modeling. She recently withdrew herself from WTA Generali Ladies Linz tournament, instead she posed in a shoot for Bella magazine.

Reema Abdullah

This Saudi Arbian beauty is absolutely stunning. Even more, she is a role model for women in her country. In Saudi Arabia, public schools does not allow physical education for women. Reema Abdullah is making strides in the athletic world for women. As a founder and captain of the first women’s soccer team in Saudi Arabia she carried the Olympic torch in London showing the world her bravery and beauty.

Ellen Hoog

Ellen Hoog is a female field hockey player for the Netherlands. She has led her team to win European and World Championships. The cameras can’t stay away from her. That’s because she is wonderful to look at. Aggressive on the field and graceful off, Ellen is always on someone’s blog.

Eugenie Bouchard

Hailing from Canada is Eugenie Bouchard. Ranked number 6 by the Women’s Tennis Association. She has signed endorsement deals with Nike and Coca Cola, but has not signed a modeling contract, yet. I don’t see why it shouldn’t happen the future. At least I hope it does.

Silje Norendal

Silje Norendal is a snowboarder from Norway. She competes in the halfpipe, slopestyle and crossboard. She has won gold in women’s slopestyle in the European and American Winter X Games. She finished fourth place in the Sochi Olympics. Under all those layers of clothes and goggles is a woman that is hot enough to melt the snow she boards on. That’s why she should be a model as well as a snow boarder.

Alissa Czisny

American figure skater Alissa Czisny is two time Skate Canada champion, two time Skate America champion and two time US National champion. Those accomplishments are attributed to her gracefulness and fluidity on the ice. I would say her looks have a little influence. Becoming a model wouldn’t be a bad move for her.

Allison Baver

Allison Baver is an American speed skater and was part of the Olympic team in the 2005-2006 season in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has never won gold but, she has the look of a champion. Allison has caught the attention of many on different red carpets, making her perfect model material.

Elena Ilinykh

Elena Ilinykh is an ice dancer know for partner skating. She is also known for looking great on and off the ice. She started off as a single ice skater, but transitioned to partner ice dancing at the suggestion of her mother. It has led her to a bronze medal in the 2014 Olypmics, and three-time medalist in Europe. She has a smile and personality that grabs your attention immediately.

Carmen Schafer

Carmen Schafer is an curler from Switzerland. Who knew curling could be sexy? Obviously, Carmen know’s that. It would be nice to see Carmen in more of a model-esque landscape. Hopefully that happens sooner than later.

Arianne Jones

Arianne Jones is a luger from Canada. She made it to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia after joining the Canadian team at the last minute. Aside from being an Olympic athlete, Arianne is a hottie. Underneath that body suit and helmet is a babe.