AskMen took the time and effort to put together their annual list of the 99 Most Desirable Women of 2013, so we apologize on their behalf if your productivity just went out the window.
It should come as no surprise that there are more than a fair share of actresses and models throughout the list, but we’re most impressed by the high volume of sports-related hotties who made the cut. Some of them are athletes in their own right, while others were understandably snapped up by one.
Starting from the top, we count down the most desirable female athletes and WAGS from Ask Men’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2013. We’ve included photos and short bios for visual reference.
Ana has always been on our radar as a tennis player worth watching, but only in 2012 did that have anything to do with her performances on the court. For the first time since 2008 when she won the French Open, Ana finally made an appearance at a Grand Slam quarter-final (2012 US Open).
Her father, Wayne, might have been “The Great One” on the ice, but Paulina’s definitely commandeered the nickname as far as Instagram and Twitter are concerned. Never one to shy away from posting sexy photos of herself on social media sites, Paulina took another step in becoming an actual model when she posed for a Complex cover shoot earlier in the year. (She gets an asterisk because she’s technically neither a WAG nor an athlete.)
Lindsay Vonn didn’t need to be linked to Tim Tebow earlier in the year to be named on of the Top Women. She’s made quite a name for herself already by claiming four World Cup titles in five years, bringing the grand total of World Cups that she’s won to 50. At the young age of 28, it’s almost guaranteed that she’ll retire as the most successful women’s downhill skier in world history.
Leryn Franco’s never won an Olympic Medal in her event (Javelin) but that hasn’t stopped her from being a crowd favorite for over eight years. Considering that the Paraguayan hottie is already 30, it’s a safe bet that we won’t see her in the Olympic Games any more. The good news is that means she can continue in a career she’s actually been successful in: namely modeling bikinis. She’s already been published in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue and won the Miss Bikini Universe Pageant in 2006.
#53 Antonija Misura – Croatian Basketball Player
This Croatian basketball player was possibly the biggest breakout hottie of the 2012 London Olympics games. Not bad at all for someone who only averaged 3.3 points a game. Since the closing ceremony, Antonija says that she’s been approached for numerous modeling gigs but that she wants to stay focused on basketball and her education.
#43 Ronda Rousey – MMA Fighter
If there was ever a reason to be interested in women’s MMA fighting, Ronda Rousey is it. She won a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics for judo, then made the switch to MMA shortly thereafter. She’s since become the first ever female to sign with UFC and will be the headlining fight for UFC 157, also a first. If Dana White knows anything about the sport and marketing (hint: he does), we’ve only just begun to hear about this bada**.
#41 Lolo Jones – Hurdler
Going into the 2012 London Olympics, hurdler Lolo Jones was the talk of the town for a few reasons. She’s attractive, announced that she was still a virgin, and was actually deemed to be pretty impressive once she stepped foot on the track. Unfortunately she failed to medal in her events, placing only fourth. The good news is that there’s a chance for redemption as she was named to the US National Bobsled Team earlier this October.
#37 Sara Carbonero – WAG
Sara first gained international attention back in the 2010 World Cup when she was covering Spain’s game against Sweden. According to Spanish fans, it was Sara who distracted their goalkeeper Iker Casillas in a shootout by standing behind him. Yes, Spain lost the game, but they’re now winners because they’re undoubtably the best team in soccer history. Casillas is also a winner because he married Sara shortly thereafter.
#30 Hope Solo – Soccer Player
While the US Men’s National Soccer Team is busy being mediocre, the Women’s team is winning gold medals left and right. And no one is more famous on that team right now than Hope Solo, the apple of everyone’s eye. Sure she’s a little outspoken (having openly admitted to having previous problems with her coaches and captains), but this is America — we love rebels. Especially ones who succeed and look good doing it.
#27 Adriana Lima – WAG
Adriana Lima is best known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel but did you also know that she’s also the wife of ex-NBA baller Marko Jaric? Of course not, because no one remembers that guy. So while he’s busy taking care of their second baby, Adriana is in busy raking in $7.3 as the fourth highest-earner on Forbes’ annual The World’s Top-Earning Models.
#16 Cheryl Cole – WAG
Cheryl Cole used to be married to soccer star Ashley Cole, but she’s since moved on to bigger and better things. In 2012 alone, she released a solo album A Million Lights, guest judged on the UK’s X-Factor and then announced that she’ll be returning to join the band Girls Aloud. She also broke into movies this year as she joined the likes of Cameron Diaz and J-Lo in What To Expect When You’re Expecting.
#10 Michelle Jenneke – Hurdler
Michelle’s a young Australian hurdler, but you probably recognize her from the massively popular video that showed her warming up and shaking it out. She’s not entirely successful when it comes to actually winning races (she placed 5th in that viral video), but it looks like she’s having a hell of time competing. It’s equally enjoyable to watch her race.
#3 Kate Upton – WAG
So this woman really needs no introduction. It is important to note, though, that she’s unfortunately already spoken for by the Detroit Tiger’s Justin Verlander. At just 20 years old, it’s fair to say that life is pretty good for this blonde bombshell. So who exactly beat Kate to the punch of #1 or #2? You’ll have to check out the original article on AskMen to find out.