Five Athletes Named To Maxim Hot 100

Every year, Maxim magazine creates a list, helped by fan votes, to name the Maxim Hot 100. This list is to pick the 100 most beautiful women in the world. All the ladies come from different backgrounds to be named on the list. Some of the ladies that are named to the list are professional athletes, getting recognized for their beauty as well as their talent in their sport. This year, five athletes cracked the list. Here is a look at who was named to the 2014 Maxim Hot 100:

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(Photo Credit: Kane Skennar for PCM International)



#87: Sage Erickson

A top-ranked pro surfer on the ASP World Tour at 21 years old, Sage Erickson taught herself how to surf growing up in Oahu, Hawaii. She entered her first surfing contest at age 14, and has seen plenty of success in her career. She won the NSSA Western Championships eight times and finished second overall in the 2008 NSSA Nationals in the Open Women’s Division. She also competed and placed in several events, including a first place win at the ASP Sebastian Inlet Pro Junior in 2006. The biggest achievement in her eyes was being named to US National Surf Team and bronze medal from the 2007 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Portugal.







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(Photo Credit: John Russo via Corbis Outline)

#78: Ana Ivanovic

The former number one ranked tennis player in the world in 2008, Ana Ivanovic has also been named in a Time Magazine list of the 100 greatest players of all time. She started playing tennis at age five, and has been on a tear in the sport, including winning the 2008 French Open. So far in 2014, she appears to be getting back to her dominant form, winning the ASB Classic, making it her 12th WTA title. At the Australian Open, she upset Serena Williams in the 4th round. She will look to win her first major tennis tournament since 2008 this season.




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(Photo Credit: BrandonOlimpiada)

#58: Miesha Tate

The former Strikeforce champion has helped grow the women’s bantamweight division in the UFC, and was one of the first two women’s coaching on The Ultimate Fighter in program history. Miesha Tate is currently 1-2 since moving to the UFC, but is still considered a top name in women’s MMA to date, and the first fighter to push current champion Ronda Rousey past the first round. Her victory over Liz Carmouche helped keep her as the number three ranked women’s bantamweight fighter in the UFC, and is currently the 11th ranked pound-for-pound fighter in women’s MMA by







(Photo Credit: Stephan Wurth)

(Photo Credit: Stephan Wurth


#42: Ronda Rousey

The undisputed pound-for-pound best fighter in women’s MMA, Ronda Rousey is a rising name in the UFC and can be seen everywhere these days. She will be in a handful of movies in the next couple years, while also currently holding the belt in the UFC women’s bantamweight division with an undefeated record. She is the biggest reason why women are now competing in the UFC, with her dominance in the octagon with her signature armbar submission. She also was the first women from the United States to medal in Judo at the 2012 Summer Olympics. This marks her second straight appearance in the Maxim Hot 100.





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(Photo Credit: Carlos Serrao/August)

#39: Gina Carano

Before there was Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, Gina Carano was the biggest name in women’s MMA. Despite not making a comeback yet to mixed martial arts, the fighter and fitness model has been busy making films and television shows. In 2008, she was named “Top Ten Influential Women of 2008″ by Yahoo. But do not expect her to give up on mixed martial arts. UFC President Dana White continues to make attempts to get her back in the sport, and current champion Ronda Rousey would give her an immediate title shot if she came back.





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