Once the daughter of famous athletes are in the spotlight, they are constantly surrounded by attention; some like it, while others don’t. A lot of them are usually subjected to this type of publicity at a very early age. Either they have cameras in their face, or they have paparazzi waiting to take their photo. Some become very well-known because of their famous father's names and get countless opportunities that the average person doesn’t get to have. They get to go to exclusive events and parties, they get recognized and it becomes customary to them.
Gaining exposure is great and all, but there is a downside - they can also feel the constant pressure that they have to emulate the success of their fathers and follow in his footsteps. Most daughters don’t like to feel that burden on them so they break out and have their own identity. Whether it’s becoming a runway model or being in the entertainment industry, one thing all these ladies have in common is that that they worked really hard, pursued their dreams and are now extremely successful. Here are some ladies you need to look out for. These are the 20 hottest daughters of famous athletes that have everyone talking.
20 Jasmyn Wilkins (Gerard Wilkins)
This pageant beauty is the daughter of former NBA superstar Gerard Wilkins. She grew up in the limelight because her father played for the New York Knicks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Vancouver Grizzlies, and the Orlando Magic. When she saw her father have such a successful career going, she knew that she wanted to follow in his footsteps. Growing up, she was in the school’s symphony orchestra and marching band; she was also a student mentor in an enrichment program called Peer Leadership. Not only does she have beauty, but she also has brains. She graduated high school with academic honors and attended Clemson University in South Carolina. After she graduated from university she found a new love and that was competing in pageants. In 2012, she competed in Miss Georgia USA pageant; which was also her first pageant experience. She made her family gleam with excitement when she came in fourth place.
19 Ashley Force Hood (John Force)
Ashley Force Hood is a former Top Fuel Funny Car (TF/FC) drag racer for John Force Racing. She is the daughter of 15-time NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car National Champion John Force. Growing up she learned about race cars, developed an instant love for driving them and later on completed in championships with her father. She was so astonishing to watch that they selected her as the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series' Rookie of the Year. In 2008, she earned her first ever NHRA pro win, defeating her father in the final round at the NHRA Summit Southern Nationals held at the Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia. She became the first woman to earn a win in TF/FC. Nowadays, she is married to Daniel Hood; who works for John Force Racing. But sadly, Ashley announced her retirement from competitive racing after she had her first child.
18 Alyonka Larionov (Igor Larionov)
This Russian beauty is the daughter of the Igor Larionov, a professional ice hockey player, known as The Professor. Growing up, it wasn’t always easy for her because she had to live up to the legacy her father built, but she did try to make a name for herself. At one point in her life, she thought that she can be a singer; she auditioned for Season 7 of American Idol. She made it through the Hollywood round, but unfortunately, she didn’t make it to the Top 24. After trying to pursue different avenues as a career, she realized that she always had a love for fashion and art. Nowadays, she attends The Art Institute, where she majors in fashion retail management. She is still very much involved with hockey; in fact, she is working as a video host for Pens TV, which you can see on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ website.
17 Leigh Mayock (Mike Mayock)
Leigh Mayock is known as the daughter of Mike Mayock; who was a defensive back with the New York Giants, a writer and an analyst for the NFL (National Football League). You may recognize this beauty from her appearance on NBC Sports. She attended all the football games and got to know the sport very well. She learned everything there is to know about football and later on decided to make it her career. She got a job being a sports journalist and then worked at Fox Sports and the Minnesota Vikings. Nowadays, she is still working in sports broadcasting and PR. If you want to keep up with this beauty she has a website that she updates frequently. The site includes all the interviews she conducts with the football players and coaches. If you enjoy watching a hot blonde interview your favorite athletes, you’ll want to check out her site.
16 Gina Carano (Glenn Carano)
You may know Gina Carano from being an actress but before she got her stardom she was a former MMA fighter. She’s the daughter of Glenn Carano; he was a backup for the Dallas Cowboys. During her career she did some modelling, she appeared in various fitness magazines, she also appeared in ESPN’s annual Body Issue and Maxim magazine. In 2008, she was ranked fifth in the Top 10 Influential Women, after that people were approaching her left and right. She made her first film debut in the film Haywire and she earned a nomination for best actress at the Critics' Choice Awards. She starred in the role as Angel Dust in the Marvel Comics film Deadpool and after that film came out, everyone knew her name. Nowadays, she is a very successful actress; she has several movies coming up in the forthcoming year. As for her personal life, she is currently still in a relationship with her long-time boyfriend Kevin Ross.
15 Bianca La Russa (Tony La Russa)
Bianca La Russa is a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiderettes. She is the daughter of one of the baseball’s greatest managers, Tony La Russa. She has a bubbly, energetic personality so when the opportunity came up to cheer professionally she grabbed it. Cheering was her life; she ate, sleep and breathed cheerleading, but unfortunately back in 2011, her cheer days were over. What happened was she made the final cut with Oakland’s Raiderettes before a terrible injury forced her to retire her pom-poms just a few weeks into the season. She took to Twitter saying: “I’ve had to stop dancing with the Raiderettes, due to degenerative disc disease & multiple bulging/herniated discs...so frustrating.” Luckily she didn’t need any major surgery, she only needed physical therapy. The doctors said if she didn’t quit dancing, she would have risked permanent nerve damage. It was a difficult decision for her to make, but her health come first.
14 Rachel Bradshaw (Terry Bradshaw)
Rachel Bradshaw is the daughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw. She is not only just beautiful, but she’s smart, too. In 2006, she graduated from high school and started pursuing music professionally, while also attending Belmont University in Nashville. Once she graduated she was signed by Bigger Picture Group. Her dream of singing in front of millions of fans became a reality for her when her music career took off and she went on tour with Josh Turner as an opening act. After she got off tour, she also appeared on Nashville; a reality show based on musicians trying to make it in Nashville. Nowadays, unfortunately, she is a widow to her late husband Rob Bironas; former Tennessee Titan but luckily her music keeps her remaining very strong. She is still performing country songs. She tries her best to keep a low profile; she just hangs out with her family and her dog.
13 Elizabeth Montana (Joe Montana)
This beauty is the daughter of Joe Montana. He is known to be a football legend aka Joe Cool or you may all know him as The Comeback Kid. Elizabeth is best known for being the hot girl who the internet went crazy for when they saw her sexy bikini pictures. She always loved the spotlight and attention people gave her. Every time she walked into a room, heads would turn because she was so beautiful. She has been described by peers as a fashionista who wants to pursue her dream in fashion and modelling. She aspires to do runway modelling, and she’s willing to put in the time and effort to become to next Gisele. Since Elizabeth’s mom was previously a model, she can give her daughter some helpful tips. It also helps to have the Montana name thrown around, sometimes connections do help. I’m sure we’ll see Elizabeth on billboards one day.
12 Alexa Flutie (Doug Flutie)
Doug Flutie’s daughter Alexa made headlines for becoming a finalist for the New England Patriots’ cheerleading squad. Her father was a legendary quarterback and an inspiration to a lot of fans. She grew up in the limelight because of her father, and because of Doug, she had many opportunities given to her. During her career, she was a San Diego Charger Girls and decided to leave to become a New England Patriots cheerleader. She was getting a ton of backlash from peers on social media so she took to Twitter and stated: “See… I moved to pursue BIGGER professional dancing opportunities.” Besides cheerleading, Alexa has bigger dreams and goals for herself, she stated in an interview: "My main goal is to perform and go on tour with some kind of pop star or something along those lines.” "I would love to perform with Britney Spears or Justin Timberlake or Janet Jackson."
11 Sydney Esiason (Boomer Esiason)
She is the daughter of NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason. She graduated from Boston College with Bachelor of Arts in English Communications. During her career, she worked as an intern for places such as Maxim magazine, PAULE KA, CBS News, This Morning Intern and she became On-Air Digital Host of National Hockey League. Before she found her dream job in sports anchoring, Sydney was also involved in a few volunteer clubs that deal with social issues as well as a plethora of other charity organizations. She works at Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons and she has also been working as a volunteer at Boomer Esiason Foundation. Nowadays, this beauty is dating Islanders winger Matt Martin. She followed in her father’s footsteps and is still very much involved with sports; she’s a sports anchor and reporter currently working for Sports Illustrated.
10 Jordin Sparks (Phillippi Sparks)
Jordin Sparks is best known as a singer, songwriter, and winner of American Idol’s sixth season. What you didn’t know is that Jordan is the daughter of New York Giants veteran cornerback Phillippi Sparks. Growing up, Jordan loved singing. It became her hobby, and then her passion. Her dream was to be on stage in front of millions of people. Who knew that her dream would become a reality? She auditioned for a television show called American Idol and sang her heart out every week while America voted to keep her safe. After winning the competition at just 17 years old, her career took off. Along with singing, she also pursued an acting career, and she even starred alongside the late Whitney Houston in the film Sparkle. Nowadays, she tries to stay out of the spotlight since her public breakup with singer Jason Derulo. She is currently still acting and performing but enjoys keeping a low profile.
9 Brittny Gastineau (Mark Gastineau)
Brittny Gastineau is the daughter of Mark Gastineau who was a defensive force with the New York Jets. She is a model, socialite, and reality television personality. During her career, she signed with the Elite Model Management and became a model as part of their celebrity division. She walked the runway for Fashion Week in NYC and for fashion designer, Yumi Katsura. She has appeared on the cover of Social Life magazine, L.A. Confidential and Life and Style. In 2008 at Fashion Week, she walked the runway for designer Tamara Pogosian, and she was also featured in a campaign for Ferrari California in Beverly Hills. She starred in a plethora of television shows including The Gastineau Girls, Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive, and Top This Party. She even made a few appearances on E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians as well as MTV’s The Hills and MTV Cribs. This beauty can’t even keep up with her own schedule half the time because she is so busy.
8 Avery Schlereth (Mark Schlereth)
This beauty is the younger daughter of retired Denver Broncos offensive lineman and current ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth. Avery was always known as the prettiest daughter in the family; she began modelling at an early age. She modelled for Hard Ninety athletic wear, Product of Privilege clothing company, Trice Jewelers Catalog as well as many others. Modelling wasn’t her only passion; filming began to take center stage. She directed a commercial for E! News, she starred in a few reality television shows and she also starred in some ESPN webisodes alongside her father. She’s currently pursuing a career in acting and hopes to be on the big screen one day. Nowadays, she is still going to auditions for film and television shows while going to model castings. Her goal is to be a successful model and actress and to have her name plastered everywhere. You can catch her on social media she’s very active on Twitter and Instagram.
7 Brooke Hogan (Hulk Hogan)
You may know Brooke Hogan from being the daughter of legendary professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. Growing up she was surrounded by fame and fortune at an early age. She grew up in a very loud, crazy household filled with a camera crew and her dad’s famous wrestling friends. She got used to the cameras because her family had a reality television series on VH1 called Hogan Knows Best. During the filming of the show, her first album, Undiscovered, was released and did very well. Her single "About Us" entered the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She starred in her own reality television show called Brooke Knows Best as well as a few films such as 2 Headed Shark Attack, Sand Sharks and The Dean's List. In 2005, Brooke released her first alternative country track titled "Girlfriend" on iTunes following her EP. Her dream is to go on tour and be a super successful artist.
6 Deiondra Sanders (Deion Sanders)
This beauty is the daughter of professional football and baseball player Deion Sanders. She is best known for being a popular reality star and entrepreneur. Growing up with a famous father she was always in the spotlight and had countless opportunities. Her family had many reality shows such as Deion's Family Playbook and Deion and Pilar Sanders: Prime Time Love - viewers fell in love with her on-screen persona. Since making a name for herself, her career has taken off and she isn’t in the shadow of her father anymore. On top of being super successful, she is also the creator of a hair extension line called Love Me Extensions and also the joint owner of the online shoe boutique House of Sole. Nowadays, she has donated her money to a number of charitable causes and she co-founded the Anything Is Possible foundation. As for her personal life, she was dating singer Boosie BadAzz but sadly they are no longer together.
5 Nastia Liukin (Valeri Liukin)
Nastia Liukin is the daughter of Valeri Liukin. Her father was a gold-medal gymnast for the Soviet Union back in the 1980s. She began gymnastics at the age of three because she was always hanging around in the gym and developed a love for the sport. In the gymnastics world, she was known for her long, expressive lines and flexibility, being excellent at the bars and beam. Fast forward a couple years later and she won a gold medal for the U.S. in gymnastics at the 2008 Olympics. She made her first film debut in the movie “Stick It” and she also guests starred in some television shows such as “The Tour of Gymnastics Superstars”, and “Make It or Break It”. But sadly, in 2012, her gymnastics career came to an end after the 2012 Olympic Trials. Despite her not being in the gymnastics world anymore, she still went as an athlete representative for the International Gymnastics Federation.
4 Angela Rypien (Mark Rypien)
You may have seen her sexy photos all over Instagram or if you didn’t you should, she’s hot. Angela is the daughter of former Super Bowl winning quarterback Mark Rypien. She followed in her father's footsteps by becoming the quarterback in the Legends (Lingerie) Football League. Not everyone likes her; she has some haters that don’t think she can live up to her father’s name. She stated in an interview: “How I’m belittling myself. How I’m taking away from the name my dad built up. How I’m disrespecting my family. But my dad taught me at a young age not to worry about what other people say.” She’s a tough cookie you don’t want to mess with, she doesn’t care what anyone thinks. Her number one fan is her boyfriend Taijuan Walker; he’s a professional baseball pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. Sorry fellas this beauty is off the market and very much in love.
3 Laila Ali (Muhammad Ali)
Laila Ali is the daughter of the late great Muhammad Ali, who was the greatest boxer of all time. Laila decided at a young age that she wanted to be just like her father and follow in his exact footsteps. At the age of 21, she knocked out her opponent 31 seconds into the first round, from then on she was hooked, she knew boxing was going to be her profession. She was an incredible athlete, many were impressed by her and she was named Super Middleweight Champion by the International Boxing Association, the Women’s International Boxing Association and the International Women’s Boxing Federation. During her career, she has published a memoir called Reach!: Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power, she released a few workout videos with boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and has appeared as a health and fitness correspondent on The Early Show on CBS. Nowadays, with the recent passing of her father she has a great support system to lean on; she is married to Curtis Conway, they have three children.
2 Paulina Gretzky (Wayne Gretzky)
This blonde bombshell is the daughter of hockey player Wayne Gretzky or you may know him as a hockey legend. Paulina is best known for role in films such as Grown Ups 2, In God We Trust, Alpha Dog and Fame. After those movies came out, she rose to fame and was asked to pose for the cover of the August 2005 issue of Canadian Magazine. She had countless opportunities for example; she got to sing the Canadian National Anthem before the semi-final game between the Czech Republic and Canada during the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and she got to meet Queen Elizabeth II when Wayne escorted the Queen to center ice to drop the puck at a pre-season NHL game. During her single days she has been linked to many men in the past, but now her heart belongs to fiancé Dustin Johnson. The two have a son together and like to live a very private life.
1 Kendall Jenner (Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner)
If you don’t know who Kendall Jenner is you may be living under a rock. She is the daughter of Olympian Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner. She’s known as the half-sister of Kim Kardashian who made her debut on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. When the show aired Kendall realized she wanted to become a model. She would even call herself Kendall when she went on castings because she didn’t want to book the job because of her famous family’s name. During her career, she was featured in Paper Magazine, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. She has been in commercial print ad campaigns, many photo-shoots and she also walked the runways for high fashion designers during the New York, Milan, and Paris Fashion Week. Nowadays, she is a very successful and wealthy model; in fact, she was ranked #16 on Forbes' list of top-earning models.
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